Student Voice

In your lectures, during exams and in your free time it’s a huge job making sure you’re represented. Luckily, we’ve got just the people to do the job.

Oxford students elected these people who they have trusted to represent them, locally and nationally, on issues from course costs to mental health and wellbeing.

This year, we achieved a record-breaking number of votes in our annual sabbatical trustee elections with a 21% turnout.

Total number of voters in all elections was 8560. Percentage of students who have cast a vote in any election was 37.5%.

The total number of Elections run through the site was 203 and the total Number of candidates in any election was 1028!

Developed and launched the student training package with core committee training areas such as Chair, Secretary & Treasurer.

15 students trained in hour long sessions with more training to follow in the 2019 academic year

Working all year round on WELFARE TRAINING, with 1500 students being trained for Freshers

Helped students claim compensation after being affected by building work on their accommodation to the tune of £20,000!

Attended 17 appeal meetings, which supports students to stay on course.

We also attended four Proctors Office interviews and five College disciplinary meetings to ensure students are supported and their voice is heard

Rent Negotiation training and support to over 30 common rooms. For example: Rent Negotiation in one college resulted in2.1% increase, down from7% proposedDelivered five Living Out talks for students to support them in the hunt for housing.

Support and guidance given to common room presidents –both JCR and MCRs

Delivered a Trans Awareness talk to University Divisions

Launched Student Projects, a chance for any student to deliver real change in Oxford. We want to make it as easy as possible for any student at the University of Oxford to turn their ideas into reality. We guide students through planning the project, presenting it to Student Council, and we give each project £200 to get started.

Working with other Student Unions such as such Durham and Cambridge to help us enhance the student experience in Oxford

Representing your views on a national stage by attending NUS conference responding to the NUS reform proposal, which helped us to shape a stronger NUS that will deliver not just for our members but all students

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’SDAY saw us hold a panel event with a range of globally renowned speakers