Christ Church Students’ Union is a charity run by students for students, providing support and representation for every student across all our campuses.

In becoming a student at Christ Church you are automatically a member of our Students’ Union. 

As well as a chance to get involved, network with other students and join a club or society, your membership to the Union gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions and shape the future of your university.

The Students' Union is run by students who are elected by students – and everyone can have their say.

The four elected sabbatical officers work full-time to represent you and champion student causes. 

Their Union council includes black and minority ethnic, disabled, international, LGBT, transgender, mature, women, postgraduate and placement officers to ensure a diverse student voice is heard and everyone has their say.

Students' Union Sabbatical Officers

Working together

The Student and University Partnership Agreement captures how the university and union work together on behalf of all students.

The University has a data-sharing agreement with Christ Church Students’ Union. This sets out how students’ personal information can be used and shared between the University and the Union.

Students' Union Constitution

The University agrees to the Students' Union constitution (which is called the Articles of Association) and the Students' Union Code of Practice, both of which are available below:

Freedom of Speech and External Speakers

The University has a commitment to promoting the freedom of speech. It has agreed on a Code of Practice on the Freedom of Speech, which also includes the Students' Union. 

There is advice on booking external speakers for events, including those for Students' Union events, on the University Solicitors area of this website.

Student Reps

It is important that there are opportunities for you to share your views on the student experience and course of study.

Student Representation

Student-staff liaison meetings normally take place once a semester/trimester and are your chance to have your say.

One or more Student Representatives will be elected to attend these meetings, to raise the views of fellow students and report back to their peer group on outcomes.

What is the role of a Student Representative?

The role of a student representative is vital to assure a high-quality student experience.

There are four strands of student representation:

  • Course Representatives
  • School Representatives
  • Faculty Representatives
  • University Representatives

A student representative:

  • Act as a voice for the students
  • Provide feedback to the University and the Union on key issues which affect the student experience
  • Work proactively to develop and enhance the wider University experience
  • Communicate regularly with the cohort being spoken for

To find out more and get involved click here.

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