Throughout the past few weeks, we, as your elected Officer Team have been advocating for all Salford students as we navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, combined with new UK lockdown measures. The challenges that we have been presented with are not simply isolated to Salford students but rather, there are similar barriers that are affecting the everyday experiences of millions of students up and down the UK. Therefore, as part of our Covid Listening Project, Salford Students’ Union are proud to support the National Union of Students’ #StudentsDeserveBetter campaign, that aims to address the neglect that students have experienced, rectify the support and ensure the overall University experience of millions of students is amended to a standard that we all expect.
There are four calls to action that the NUS are leading on:
The NUS have laid out a series of practical and realistic ways by which you can engage in the #StudentsDeserveBetter campaign; from simply signing the petition to writing to your local MP, a full list of activities and involvement can be found on the NUS website (https://www.nusconnect.org.uk/nus-uk/students-deserve-better/take-action-because-studentsdeservebetter). But you won’t be doing this alone. As you can see from the link above, there is an entire section that is dedicated to what Students’ Unions and Sabbatical Officer team can do – and trust us, we will be continuing the work we have done over the past 9 months to ensure your voices are heard throughout every decision that is made.