18/19

...you were a good'un

this year more than ever we looked at THREE main areas

communication

this year more than ever we looked at THREE main areas

opportunity

we kicked off in style with INTERNATIONAL INDUCTION and a SELL-OUT FRESHERS (woah)

not only did we INCREASE our events, we put on a WIDER RANGE to make sure our socials were inclusive as possible and there was something for every character and taste - and every timetable! from the brodksy jam

film nights,

to

pub quizzes, board game nights & more

we maximised opportunity by making

double 

last year's funding availiable in our society pot, with a new funding application system to maximise usage (we also funded a couple of other student projects)

welfare

in 18/19 we looked out for our mates WITH THE UNION'S FIRST EVER WELLBEING CAMPAIGN

we KEPT CALM IN THE PRACTICE ROOM with free tea, cosied-up common room, arts + crafts sessions and drop-in screenings of your fav sitcoms.

WE

WITH A FREE WATER BOTTLE GIVEAWAY AND INFO PACK

we organised wellbeing week 2018 around the FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING (including a visit from the guide dogs)

WE MADE HISTORY WITH

our landmark JOINT first campaign with the rncm as equals against sexual harassment. we also won you:

  • a revamp of the bullying and harassment policy so it works for students

  • new harassment advisors/reporting stations around college

we had your back with free earplugs and a delivery service..

listened to you at new open office and drop-in colouring sessions with welfare officer, cara

picked you up with our lil boxes and envelopes of happiness (aka tea, nakd bars and activities)

we were also quoted in 3x (!) national newspapers (blimey!)

18/19 was a year to celebrate DIVERSITY 

with new societies, 

installation of gender neutral toilets and celebrations for lgbt history month

we also celebrated our international community through:

  • establishing NEW non-native english speaker reps on committees (making sure internationals have a voice)

  • celebration days for different cultures

  • holiday resources for those unable to go home

  • attending training sessions

communication

(your voice)

we started the year with a BANG through our REBRAND and by building a brand new website from scratch

We went on the road, standing up for music education at NUS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, representing you on the Conservatoires UK STUDENT NETWORK and 

helping form a new student voice: the GREATER MANCHESTER STUDENT ASSEMBLY (or all of the student unions in greater manchester. finally we can lobby for bike lanes that actually work)

the number of lovely student reps we recruited and worked with to make sure YOUR voice was heard

the number of different official college committees we sat on, keeping students at the centre of conversation

too many to count

the number of meetings we had and emails we sent to make sure each area of the college gives the best student experience possible 

in 18/19 made sure YOUR VOICE was heard loud and clear, from

  • securing more yoga sessions

  • keeping the NSS fair

  • getting the air-con fixed in 324 (finally)

  • hosting pre-meets with your reps and staff

  • establishing NEW agenda items for committees on student views

  • winning funding for a new printer in the IT suite

  • getting new, student-friendly rewrites of the policies that matter for you

  • establishing better communication links between staff and students for the future

...and way more

we tried to make your SU as accessible as possible with new OFFICE HOURS, keeping in touch through email, instagram and social media (and a never ending supply of tea + biscuits)

we DIDN'T manage to get a microwave (but we tried our very very hardest)

we DID manage to get permission to upgrade the common room - vote in our poll! 

We also put in the hours creating a beautiful handover package, online resource and induction session for future Student union teams (so all this work doesn't get lost into the ether)

the money stuff

we promised we'd publish our figures (for the first time ever) and we're people of our word, so here they are:

EVENTS

£8253.93

(39.4%)

NUS + OTHER

£458.83

(2.2%)

RNCM

GRANT

£12250

(85.4%)

EVENTS

(JAMS, PARTIES, FRESHERS ETC)

£14838

(70.8%)

WELFARE

£809.51

(3.9%)

NUS AFFLIATION

£1001.12

(4.8%)

SOCIETIES + OTHER

£395.79

(1.9%)

UNION MANAGEMENT

£1816.57

(8.7%)

SAVED FOR STUDENT SPACE PROJECT

£2101.32

(10%)

 
 
 
 

RNCM Students' Union

124 Oxford Rd

Manchester

M13 9RD

alice.flannery@student.rncm.ac.uk

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