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20 Things The Union Of Brunel Students' Has Done For You In 2016

This year has seen a lot of notable events take place. So we have thrown together some highlights of what your Students' Union has achieved in 2016.

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1. £150K of Accommodation Bursaries

With rent prices soaring on campus, the Students' Union President proposed the introduction of 300 accommodation bursaries. Having just been distributed, these automatic bursaries put £500 back into the pockets of students who are most vulnerable to financial hardship.

With rent prices soaring on campus, the Students' Union President proposed the introduction of 300 accommodation bursaries. Having just been distributed, these automatic bursaries put £500 back into the pockets of students who are most vulnerable to financial hardship.

2. Team Brunel

Sports clubs on campus were completely revitalised this year through the creation of TEAM BRUNEL. This all encompassing brand ensures that all clubs are uniform and represent Brunel together!

Sports clubs on campus were completely revitalised this year through the creation of TEAM BRUNEL. This all encompassing brand ensures that all clubs are uniform and represent Brunel together!

3. Refugee Scholarships

Following the campaign initiated last year in response to the largest refugee crisis since the second world war; the Union secured 6 annual refugee scholarships. The scheme has been hailed as one of the biggest in Higher Education.

Following the campaign initiated last year in response to the largest refugee crisis since the second world war; the Union secured 6 annual refugee scholarships. The scheme has been hailed as one of the biggest in Higher Education.

4. Free Sanitary Products on Campus

A manifesto pledge from the President; Sanitary products were made available for free on Brunel's campus. The move caught national press as a progress move in the #FreePeriod campaign.

A manifesto pledge from the President; Sanitary products were made available for free on Brunel's campus. The move caught national press as a progress move in the #FreePeriod campaign.

5. Exam Feedback

This year every student has been guaranteed feedback on their exam scripts thanks to the monitoring initiative set up by the Students Union!

This year every student has been guaranteed feedback on their exam scripts thanks to the monitoring initiative set up by the Students Union!

6. This Brunel BUCS Girl Can

Le Nurb and the Vice President Student Activities came together to showcase the immense talent of Brunel's female athletes. The video produced received thousands of views and propelled women's sport on campus. Watch it on Facebook!

Le Nurb and the Vice President Student Activities came together to showcase the immense talent of Brunel's female athletes. The video produced received thousands of views and propelled women's sport on campus. Watch it on Facebook!

7. More Student Reps than ever before!

Following a complete revamp of the Student Representation system, the Union of Brunel Students has elected more reps than ever in its history in 2016!

Following a complete revamp of the Student Representation system, the Union of Brunel Students has elected more reps than ever in its history in 2016!

8. #IAM2016

Islamophobia awareness month this year saw over 10 events take over campus. From sports tournaments to debates, the SU lead the way in raising awareness of increasing hate crime and discrimination facing Muslims in modern British society.

Islamophobia awareness month this year saw over 10 events take over campus. From sports tournaments to debates, the SU lead the way in raising awareness of increasing hate crime and discrimination facing Muslims in modern British society.

9. A New Student Assembly

The Union looked at opening up its democratic structures in 2016 to ensure all students had the opportunity to engage with its democracy. Having created the new juror system, it is the first time non-elected students have the opportunity to engage in the democratic votes on policy!

The Union looked at opening up its democratic structures in 2016 to ensure all students had the opportunity to engage with its democracy. Having created the new juror system, it is the first time non-elected students have the opportunity to engage in the democratic votes on policy!

10. Contactless Payments and 50p Charge Scrapped

50p charges for card payments in LOCOS are no more and the Union has introduced contactless payments in both LOCOS and ACADEMY this year!

50p charges for card payments in LOCOS are no more and the Union has introduced contactless payments in both LOCOS and ACADEMY this year!

11. Diwali, Chinese New Year and EID

This year the Union celebrated a number of different cultural events. Including EID, Diwali and Chinese New Year.

This year the Union celebrated a number of different cultural events. Including EID, Diwali and Chinese New Year.

12. Changing ALL Food on Campus

13. Laptop Loan Scheme

You can borrow laptops in the Library for short term use anywhere on campus! This is due to an initiative worked on by both the University and the Union.

You can borrow laptops in the Library for short term use anywhere on campus! This is due to an initiative worked on by both the University and the Union.

14. Water Fountains

Water fountains have been put into the Lecture Centre and Mary Seacole for the first time thanks to our Student Reps!

Water fountains have been put into the Lecture Centre and Mary Seacole for the first time thanks to our Student Reps!

15. Mature and Part Time Students and Community Campaigns Officers

This year we created the first ever Mature and Part time students and Community Campaigns officers!

This year we created the first ever Mature and Part time students and Community Campaigns officers!

16. Graduation Ball

Graduation ball came back due to popular demand - Bigger than ever with the 50th Anniversary Celebrations!

Graduation ball came back due to popular demand - Bigger than ever with the 50th Anniversary Celebrations!

17. The Re-Brand

The new direction of the SU needed a completely new brand. So the Officer team completely rebranded the Union with our traditional blue and yellow!

The new direction of the SU needed a completely new brand. So the Officer team completely rebranded the Union with our traditional blue and yellow!

18. United for Education National Demo

Students from Brunel mobilised and attended the first major student demonstration against the cuts to education since 2010!

Students from Brunel mobilised and attended the first major student demonstration against the cuts to education since 2010!

19. Don't Drop Out, Drop In

This campaign was developed by the Vice President CHLS and Student Activities to highlight the support services available to students. With over 1,000 views, the main video shows where all the services are and gives students a brief introduction to what they offer. Check out the video on Facebook!
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This campaign was developed by the Vice President CHLS and Student Activities to highlight the support services available to students. With over 1,000 views, the main video shows where all the services are and gives students a brief introduction to what they offer. Check out the video on Facebook!

20. and even...Wrestling at Brunel!

We even had a Professional Wrestling show on campus!

We even had a Professional Wrestling show on campus!

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