Guild of Students Impact Report 2021/22
Things pretty much got back to normal just in time for the start of the 2021/22 academic year. Lockdown seemed like a distant memory and we were finally able to offer large scale events again, albeit with some Covid restrictions like face masks and good ventilation, still in place. For the first time in what felt like forever, we were able to plan events and activities for our students to attend, and attend them you did!
We were overwhelmed by your response to our Welcome events, where we welcomed thousands of you to our Fairs, Open Air Cinema, evening events and pizza parties. For the remainder of the year you wanted to get involved with not just our events and activities, but also with our student groups and it was great to see them being able to meet in person once more, and come together to perform at our Guild Awards.
2021-22 was a transitional year into the brand new Strategic Plan that was launched this year. This Impact Report is a roundup of the year in terms of what we did, what went well, what didn’t quite go to plan, what we need to learn from, and most importantly, how we can make the next academic year, and the new Strategic Plan, bigger and better!
This Impact Report is split into the five strategic aims from our 2018-2021 strategy:
- Engagement & Participation
- Communication & Branding
- Academic & Learning Experience
- Representing the Student Voice
- Mental Health & Financial Assistance
Read on for a summary of what your Guild has done in terms of achieving our aims, and why we continue to be extremely proud of our Guild family.