Luc Brown, 2020/21 Students' Union President

Luc Brown


As President, Luc leads the Elected Officer team and the Students' Union as a whole and acts as the key link to the University's Vice-Chancellor, Council, as well as the NUS and other key stakeholders.

Manifesto Points

Increase media coverage of the SU

Livestreaming more sports, showcasing societies’ activities and celebrating student achievement in a new-online push for the SU.


Run a Get Involved campaign

Now more than ever, community is so important at university. This campaign will encourage more students to safely join groups and meet new types of people and get involved with sports teams and societies.


Continue talk about value for money

Talking with Stagecoach, BaxterStorey and the university about the way students’ feel their money becomes ‘good value’ and aiming to advise and change ways to contribute towards this good ‘value for money’ feeling.


Ensure University updates are communicated properly and with enough time

Work with relevant university departments on the student-facing communications and ensure the SU has some input on these decisions, specifically so that they are clear and on time.

Monthly Updates


  • Completed two weeks of Officer training and got settled into the role.
  • Attended my first Council and Academic Board meetings.
  • Joined the planning sessions for Welcome Week and the university induction period.
  • Started planning our Experience Officer elections that happen in September/October.
  • Began work on the SU Welcome Video 2020/21.
  • Met with students to dicuss ideas for the year.
  • Did an introductory Q&A on Facebook to show my face and answer any questions about Welcome and the end of the year. 
  • Worked with UCAS to help plan their Big Results Day show and have UoGSU involvement.


  • Completed the UoGSU Welcome Video 2020/21, which you can watch here.
  • Appeared on the Big Results Day show for UCAS, prodiving insight and advice to students about to join univerisity.
  • Started dicussions with the university around communications to the students; specifically around Humanities and COVID.
  • Spoke to BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Heart Radio and Greatest Hits around Welcome Week 2020 and what we have planned.
  • Began planning for our Experience Officer elections happening in September/October.
  • Attended my first Board of Trustees meeting as an officer.
  • Took a week off to relax before Welcome Week.


  • Hosted a live Q&A to allow any questions for new or continuing students around Welcome Week.
  • Finalised planning for Welcome Week events, physical or online.
  • Appeared on ITV Westcountry to talk Welcome Week.
  • Continued to meet with the university to talk about communications, catering on site and induction week.
  • Helped deliver a Welcome Week that meant over 1,000 students could participate in physical events, with hundreds more joining online. 
  • Hosted a Get Involved campaign that was seen over 2,300 times as of October, with the content still available to view so students can see what sports teams, societies or student leadership roles are available to them.
  • Delivered a few welcome talks to courses across lots of schools and subject areas.
  • Met with students to chat and diccuss issues and ideas.


  • Ran a successful election for our Experience Officer roles, with a total of over 600 votes.
  • Worked on a Black History Month campaign, gathering student recommendations of several topics of Black history and promoting on social media.
  • Attended University Council and Academic Board with Imaani.
  • Developed an online events series called '100 Things' where myself and the other offices attempt to complete as many of the SU Welcome Books '100 Things to do in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Beyond'.
  • Help Imaani create a series of baking videos for students to watch and follow along with at home.
  • Chaired the first Executive Committee with our Experience Officers. 


  • Organised a meeting with some senior University colleagues to discuss the catering situation.
  • Attended my second Board of Trustees meeting, notably passing some proposals for the December Referendum.
  • Had our monthly SU/Uni Executive Liason Group.
  • Help Asha record an In Conversation With video for her campaign, How You Getting On?
  • Met with my Experience Officer buddies to discuss ideas and plans of action.
  • Attended a roundtable discussion with several SUs up and down the country about the changing Government view on Sabbatical Officers and Freedom of Speech. Read more here.
  • Imaani and I had informal chats with potential new University council members and gave our opinion in shortlisting.
  • Chaired our two Town Hall Meetings with Alex Chalk MP and Richard Graham MP, watch it back here.
  • Sat in a meeting with BUCs to support their review into the drinking culture at UoG.
  • Attended University Council with Imaani, representing student issues and supporting discussion.
  • Caught up with the Sustainability team ahead of some exciting projects.
  • Sat on the International Student Experience Group, supporting in induction prep for January.
  • Started planning for the SU activites/events in January.


  • Chaired our second Executive Committee meeting to discuss a range of ideas, concerns and policies.
  • Went to get tested and created a short vlog to show students where to go and exactly how it works.
  • Organised and released infomation of the Referendum and why I was voting Yes. 
  • Had a montly catering review meeting to raise concerns.
  • Attended Academic Board with Imaani.
  • Sat on the panel for the Chancellor's Lecture on 'How to be a good ancestor' with Dr Jane Davidson. 
  • Worked with the International team to brief students on the SU and our services. 
  • Attended the annual Sustainability Performance Review meeting to see the progress made.
  • Interviewed for a new role in the SU. 
  • Enjoyed a relaxing but different holiday break, feeling refreshed and ready for 2021. 


Coming soon...

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