We recently sent out a survey asking students about their university experience and what can be done to make it even better.
Types of Students
The survey highlighted that we have a variety of different students with a wide range of interests. We're working to ensure that we put on events that cater to everyone’s interests. From our findings, we discovered that our students fit into one of the five categories below:
- Active Advocates – These students are highly engaged with the university experience and want to make the most of their time
- Ambitious Aspirers – These students are more driven and get on and do things
- Feet Finders – These students are quiet, but are seeking new experiences to build their confidence whilst at university
- Party People – These students are more interested in the social aspects and nightlife of the university
- Pragmatic Professionals – These are less sociable students, coming to university to purely update their skills and achieve their career goals
Other Key Findings
- • 8 out of 10 students believe a sense of community on campus is important to them
- • 58% of students feel that UH has already achieved a community feel
- • 50% of students believe the Students' Union contributes to their social experiences
- • 53% of students reported that they want more done to help them feel safe when walking around campus, especially late at night
What Are We Going to Do About It?
Here at the Students' Union, we're always working towards making your university experience better. Our Elected Officers have joined forces and are working together to enhance the sense of community on campus. They want to ensure that every type of student has relevant opportunities; ones that will interest and engage them. They're also currently in talks with the university about student safety, as our Vice President Community, Farhan, has prioritised this as an objective for his year in post. Meanwhile, our Vice President Education, Amy, helped us to launch a new Wellbeing Wednesday initiative. This has been designed to offer students with free activities as a way to wind down and meet new people.