Newman’s Students’ Union continues to support students

06/04/2020 by Sinead Staunton

With students now continuing their studies remotely, Newman’s Students’ Union have thought of ways in which it can still support students from the comfort of their own homes.

Many of the societies at the University have thought of ways to keep in touch with its members which have included:

  • the Debating Society using Zoom to continue hosting sessions and bringing students together for thought-provoking sessions;
  • the Gaming Society are hosting regular meet ups and friendly online gaming sessions as a way to stay in touch;
  • the Christian Union continued with their Random Acts of Kindness event by creating several interactive activities, the society found a way to turn to online awareness and campaigning instead, spreading messages of kindness and positivity and contacting staff who had made a difference to them to show their appreciation. The society also remotely hosts Zoom sessions to continue their bible study sessions;
  • for Pride Week, the LGBTQ+ Society created an online campaign and hosted sessions such as Q&Gay, where students could submit questions about the community. The society also released friendly videos for children with a love theme around homosexuality to raise awareness.

As well as this, the Students’ Union Officers have been continuing their work to offer students different experiences. Events and Activities Officer, Zoe Harrison, has hosted a number of interactive sessions for students including Friday Night Quizzes and Music Bingo. Sports and Health Officer, Angel Okoro, has put together a healthy eating guide to ensure students are taking good care of themselves. Course Reps are also still hard at work as they engaging with their fellow students to ensure that student needs are met.

President of the Students’ Union, Chris Black, is also hosting Zoom Q&A sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am to allow Newman University students to stay connected at this time; further details can be found on the Students’ Union Facebook page.