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S R E B M U N N I 7 1 20 We’ve had another superb year and there’s plenty of impressive stats but here’s a few we’re especially proud of to get the ball rolling



visits to the SU Building



votes cast by students in our elections





visits to our evening events

increase in students involved in clubs and societies






students attended our AGM

private events held in SU venues

visits from students to support services



real world campaigns

We’ll keep this brief as we like to try and tell the story of our impact through stats and images wherever possible! However, we’re all delighted to welcome you to a look back at 2017 at Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) and we hope you enjoy reading about our calendar year as much as we enjoyed living it!

The Student Officer team pride themselves on delivering campaigns which are always relevant to the issues students face and which make a real difference. In 2017 we continued that tradition with more important work on student housing, sexual health, course-related issues, safety, wellbeing and acceptable behaviour/ language.

We also hope you’ll agree that it’s a fantastic testament to the tireless work that Student Officers, staff (career and student), School Reps, Course Reps and volunteers have all done. We work together to provide the highest quality campaigns, representation, events, services, support and venues for students.

We’ve picked out what we consider to be the biggest highlights below but there’s a lot more info available at

We’d also like to acknowledge that this report celebrates some of the fine work done by recent Student Officers Bruna Silva (former President) and Adam Howe (former Vice-President Education). Don’t forget you can also find out more about our year through and there’s more info about our specific roles, responsibilities and achievements through





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students spoken to at campaign days

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students and staff engaged with the Yes To Respect campaign 2017


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One of the main reasons TUSU exists is to provide independent advice and representation to students from all backgrounds. Our SU Student Support (SUSS) team have helped thousands of people with a range of issues again this year including housing, money, personal problems, course related concerns and much more besides. Alongside visits to the service, staff have got out and about around campus to speak to students.




student cases worked on by Advisers


students spoken to by SUSS staff during outreach activities and events


800 part-time job vacancies advertised

SUSS staff has accredited over 2,000 beds in 18 landlords and letting agents in 2017, further improving standards in student housing around Middlesbrough.

They’ve also played a pivotal role in helping thousands of students find suitable part-time work here at the SU or with external organisations. Check out some of the key stats below and find out more about all of the services they provide through



visits by students to SUSS for help and support




visits to the SU Jobs service (online and physical)



School and Course Reps trained to improve how they gather feedback and bring about change


engaging active and

It’s never been more important for students from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to develop new skills, become more employable and of course enjoy themselves! Our 34 clubs and 47 societies have helped thousands of students to have a wider, richer and happier student experience over the past year. The President Activities and staff in the SU Activities team have also continued to provide students with support, campaigns, events, volunteering opportunities. They helped to make them more work ready and have developed their entrepreneurial skills.



active sports clubs

active societies




students involved in clubs and societies in 2016/17



New Club Accreditation scheme established

New societies awards established




students given employability and enterprise advice


hours of staff support provided to students involved in clubs, societies & volunteering


increase in club and society membership compared to 2016



students involved in Varsity competition

Won the Tees Wear Varsity and 4 league and cup titles

students involved in competitive sport


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sporting glory


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We enjoyed a golden end to the 2016/ 2017 academic year as our outstanding sports teams and their individual members clinched the coveted Tees Wear Varsity trophy. They added to the silverware with three league titles plus a league and cup double.

One of the most popular and enjoyable new events of 2017 was the Societies Awards in March. It was a welcome opportunity to ensure the sometimes underappreciated work our societies and their members do was properly recognised.

We enjoyed an emphatic 16.5 to 6.5 win over our friends and rivals at the University of Sunderland after a string of hotly contested sporting clashes here on the Teesside University campus on Wed, 22nd March. There were further additions to the trophy cabinet through Men’s Futsal and Women’s Rugby winning British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues. Meanwhile, Women’s Hockey capped a glittering season by clinching a stunning league and cup double. Full info at

Enactus Teesside picked up the coveted Society of the Year award and there was also success for the Nursing Society, Tabletop Gaming, Teesside Literary Society and Battle Re-enactment amongst others. We congratulate all the winners and nominees a final time. Get full info about the ceremony and winners at


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The Annual Awards Dinner was another glittering occasion celebrating outstanding achievements by sports clubs and teams as well as impressive individual performances. The event also recognised School and Course Representatives who had really gone the extra mile over the academic year to make sure the student voice was heard by academic staff and senior management.

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Women’s Rugby were named Club of the Year while double-winning Women’s Hockey collected two awards. Former School Rep (and now an SU Student Support staff member) Jo Beckwith was honoured for her commitment with two titles. Congratulations again to all the winners, there’s full info about the event and the various winners at

We were delighted to work in partnership with the University on a new look STAR Awards saluting staff who have shown great innovation, outstanding commitment to students or exceptional ability. The awards gave both staff and students the chance to nominate people they felt worthy of recognition and it was a particularly memorable evening for th e School of Health and Social Care who saw three staff members honoured. A big well done to the various support and teaching staff who were nominated or won awards, especially our very own Mark Whitehill (Welcome Desk Coordinator). He was deservedly named SU Staff Member of the Year after being nominated for the award four years in a row! Well done again to all the nominees and winners, check out full info and the winners at awards.



an eventful year Our multi-award winning venues The Terrace and The Hub have been right at the heart of student life and the wider community again this year. We have seen thousands of students and members of the public enjoy our wide range of events and celebrate special occasions including birthdays, wedding receptions, anniversaries and awards ceremonies. Our massive end of year party “The Final Fling” in May and our packed fortnight of Freshers events in September provided some of the most memorable moments. We also continued to widen the range of external events we host including dance and music festivals, community meetings and more.






private events brought the local community into the building

attended The Final Fling

spent on staging The Final Fling


in the Best Bar None Awards 2017



y a d y r e v e s t n e d u t s r o here f For thousands of students we provide basic but essential services every day of the academic year! It didn’t matter whether they needed assignments bound at the Welcome Desk, food and drink from the SU Shop and The Terrace or study space and computers in the SU Studio we were here to deliver it.


40,000 meals sold in The Terrace


30,000 meal deals sold in the SU Shop



assignments bound at the SU Welcome Desk



items of Teesside Uni merchandise sold in the SU Shop


y l e s i w g n i t s e inv Any organisation delivering the range of services and facilities that the Students’ Union does has to make and spend some serious money! Here’s a quick breakdown of the income we generated this year and how we reinvested it in the Students’ Union and the student experience. Read our full accounts for 2016/17 at


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Written and compiled by Martin John / Designed by Megan Howard Thanks to the TUSU Proofing Team Pictures courtesy of: Jon Berg, Lauren Close, Adam Cotterill


Our Impact 2017  

Check out all the best bits from the calendar year at Teesside University Students' Union.

Our Impact 2017  

Check out all the best bits from the calendar year at Teesside University Students' Union.