The Plan

Raphaella Ward

SU President 2016-17

It’s a pleasure to launch this new three-year strategic plan, which will guide us to achieve our vision of providing a life-enhancing experience for all students at the University of Gloucestershire. This plan not only gives us focus for the next three years but enables us as officers and staff to live our values and inspire students to engage with what we do. Thank you to everyone who has helped shaped our vision and I am confident that we can and will deliver on our promises by 2020.

Vicki Hatton

SU President 2017-18

I am delighted to launch our new Students’ Union plan 2017-2020. The plan outlines our ambition to ensure every student has a life enhancing student experience at Gloucestershire. I ran to be Students’ Union President to enable all students to have a fantastic time at the University, where they feel supported and empowered to achieve their potential. This plan enables us to do exactly this; by focusing on five themes that truly relate to every student. Our annual operating plan sets out clearly how we will deliver our mission over the next year.

Stephen Marston


The University warmly welcomes this strategic plan. I congratulate the Students’ Union on producing such a good document. The University and the Students’ Union have a strong partnership, based on our shared ambition that every student at the University of Gloucestershire should have the best possible experience. This plan provides a valuable framework in which we can continue to work together towards that goal.

Tom Newman

SU Chief Executive

We recognise that students at the University of Gloucestershire are investing in their future. We have listened to over 1,000 students over the course of 6 months to get their views and ideas on what their Students’ Union should deliver over the next three years.

Overwhelmingly our members have told us that they have chosen to come to University for the purpose of enhancing their life by achieving their qualification, developing their employability and having a memorable and fun student experience.

We want to give every student the opportunity to reach their potential whilst they live and study in Gloucestershire, and able to make a difference in whatever they choose to do when they leave.

This plan sets out our ambition to build upon our strengths and successes whilst also setting our aim to positively impact every student who studies at the University of Gloucestershire.

By 2020 we want to have 5,000 students actively engaged with the Students' Union.

Our Values


We ensure that we are truly representative of the student voice.


We are open, welcoming and honest. We aim to always improve what we do and how we work.


We are an inclusive and democratic organisation.

Student Centred

Students are at the heart of everything we do. Students know who we are and how we can support them.


Everything we do has an effective, positive impact on students’ lives

Theme 1

We will ensure you have the best time at University

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Theme 2

We will positively impact your academic experience

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Theme 3

We will support you to develop your skills and be ready for working life

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Theme 4

We will create a stronger University of Gloucestershire student community

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Theme 5

We will communicate effectively with our stakeholders

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