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Representing and supporting students to develop and achieve

Our Vision

Representing and supporting students to develop and achieve.

Our Values

Professional

We will conduct and present ourselves to our students and stakeholders in a professional manner, ensuring we have sound organisational processes and procedures, as well as internal expertise to support the student leadership.

Inspirational

We will lead by example and provide our students with inspiration to reach their full potential and try new things.

Accountable

We will ensure that our students and stakeholders know how we utilise our funds and make decisions through our democratic structure, and how they can get involved.

Student-centred

We will ensure that the services and events we deliver achieve high levels of student satisfaction and that students are integral to our continuous improvement.

Positive

We will be positive about Worcester and what it can offer students, promoting how we can help and support them.

Entertaining

We will have fun and help students have great memories of their time at Worcester.

Our Core, Strategic Goals

  • Increase the number of students who know about and use our services
  • Facilitate wider student involvement in decisions that affect our members
  • Provide responsive, appropriate and accessible support and advice to students
  • Create and promote opportunities for students to develop transferable skills
  • Help students to be safe and to enjoy University life

We have a strategic plan taking us up to 2021, to ensure that we do our utmost to deliver for students. We started this plan in June 2016 and updated it in summer 2017 for the 2017/18 academic year, to reflect the emerging priorities and key objectives of the then elected officer team - Jade, Euan, and Sophie. We reviewed this plan again for the 2018/19 academic year to bear in mind the ambitions of the officer team of Lucy, Euan, and Harrison. You can see how we did against this ambitious plan over the year hereWe have colour-coded the progress column (Green = achieved/completed/did well at, Amber = good progress but still in development/ongoing, Red = little or no progress). Out of 253 outputs under our Five Core Goals, 204 (81%) were rated Green or Amber. It was a very busy year!

With our new officer team of Harry, Meg, and Mike in place, we have once again reviewed and updated our Strategic Plan for the coming year. You can view the updated plan here. If you have any comments to wish to make on our vision, values or goals, please do contact us by phone on 01905 543210 or email us at studentsunion@worc.ac.uk

In March 2018, the Students’ Union’s Board approved some overarching KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the Union. These were developed by the staff and officer team of the Union and are linked to the Union’s Strategic Plan and Core Goals (2016-21). The KPIs will be measured by a variety of means and monitored year on year until 2021. Some outcomes will be available for immediate comparison, others from the results of our first Big SU Survey, which we will be launching in May 2018, to become an annual exercise. Others KPIs will be measured from the 2018/19 academic year, once we have completed our comprehensive governance review, which is well underway. We hope this monitoring and measurement of our impact and achievements will give us a good idea of where we need to continue developing in the long term, in order to provide the best possible experience for our members. You can view our KPIs and our progress towards meeting them here.