University of Cumbria Students' Union

Hi! Welcome to UCSU, a student-led charity independent of the university, representing the views and interests of over 9,000 students at the University of Cumbria.

As soon as you start university, you automatically become a member of UCSU. UCSU is also affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) meaning you’re a voice amongst many students across the UK.

Supporting you and representing you to achieve your ambitions

...is at the heart of UCSU. It is important that your voice is heard and that you have the opportunity to shape your student experience at the University of Cumbria. The way we work is underpinned by these values:

Friendly – Enjoying working with and for you!

Member led – UCSU service, opportunities and activities are informed by what matters to you!

Excellent – Always striving to achieve the very best for you

Inclusive – Relevant to, involving of and accessible for you!

UCSU operates three full time offices – at both Carlisle sites and the Lancaster campus. The services and opportunities provided by UCSU are open to all students regardless of location, and are accessible via our website.

Introducing your full-time elected officer Team for 2020-21...

Your full-time team of elected officers are here to enhance your education, your student life and your career in a number of different ways...

Lucy Haddath (lucy.haddath@cumbria.ac.uk) – Academic Officer 

Molly McConnell (molly.mcconnell2@cumbria.ac.uk) - Welfare and Support Officer

Charlotte Wheele (charlotte.wheele@cumbria.ac.uk) - Activities Officer

Course Reps

Enhance your student experience and course satisfaction through providing constructive feedback to tutors to bring about positive change relating to your course. We support 500 course reps each year. If you’re interested in taking on this role or would like to know more, please visit www.ucsu.me/yourvoice or email frank.longdon@cumbria.ac.uk

Become a course rep

Student support

Sometimes things don’t always go to plan in your studies or student life. UCSU caseworkers are here to help with academic and student welfare issues. Every year we support nearly 400 students and 100% of students who fed back to us about the service said they would recommend it! Visit www.ucsu.me/support for more information or email suadvice@cumbria.ac.uk if you require support.

Get some support

Volunteering and ECO UCSU

If you’re looking to meet new people, develop skills or want to make a difference, visit www.ucsu.me/volunteering to register and create your volunteering profile or email SUvolunteering@cumbria.ac.uk for more information. If you’re short on time, perhaps our one-day events would be of interest!

Register for volunteering

Clubs and societies

The classic University Experience awaits you through many sports, teams, societies, study groups, faith groups and much more. Over 700 students are members of UCSU Groups - find out more and try new things at www.ucsu.me/groupsh or email studentgroups@cumbria.ac.uk 

Join a club or society

UCSU Executive Team

Where your ideas can come to Life - Make a difference by visiting www.ucsu.me/executive and find out about the Executive Team, how to stand for election, how to represent students and how to submit your ideas to improve your student experience!

Submit your ideas

Elected officer Team

Fancy a one-year full time post, leading UCSU? It’s great opportunity to develop professional skills; negotiating, leadership and management, communication, representation and loads more! Find out more at www.ucsu.me/executive and keep an eye out for these elections from February.

UCSU and UoC Merchandise

If you’d like to buy a hoodie or other fun merch, including t-shirts, teddies and more check out https://cumbriasu.universityhoodies.org/Myshop.aspx

Check out the shop

Totum Card

You can save loads of money on fashion, food, travel, insurance and so much more by getting a TOTUM Card. This is the best discount card for students and you can start saving straight away. it can even serve as proof of age!  Find out more about the discounts and how to order your card at www.totum.com/

Order your TOTUM card

UCSU would love to hear from you and here’s how:

Twitter: @cumbriasu

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cumbriasu

Visit: www.ucsu.me

Drop in and see us at the UCSU offices:  Ground Floor, Learning Gateway Fusehill Street Campus, Rigg Cottage, Ableside Campus, Ground floor Gateway Building, Lancaster Campus and Long Corridor, Brampton Road Campus

Call us on: +44(0)1228 616272 (Carlisle) or +44(0)1524 590810 (Lancaster)

Email: students.union@cumbria.ac.uk

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