Co-op remains open & NUSU to work online from 20th March 2020

Updates from your NUSU Officer Team

Co-op Still Open but NUSU now working online only

At present NUSU are working hard to ensure we are here for our students wherever possible.  From the 20th March all services and activities are now only available online  or by telephone and the building is closed with the exception of our Co-op Store which will remain open 9am-5pm to offer supplies to staff and students who remain on campus..  We have made these adjustments in the interests of staff and student safety, and the decisions were taken based upon advice from central government and our University.

We encourage all students to follow University (and government) advice regarding Covid-19 which can be found here.

As a guide below is a summary of changes we have made to each of our departments and some key contact details:


Representation & Democracy Department – Use telephone and email wherever possible.  For further information on the representation and democracy functions please contact the Representation Manager by email

Your Sabbatical Officer team are contactable as follows:

Katie Smyth - Students’ Union President

Sara Elkhawad - Students’ Union Welfare and Equality Officer

Pablo Charro de la Fuente - Students’ Union Education Officer

Karina Sorrels - Students’ Union Post Graduate Officer

Eleanor Killner - Students’ Union Activities Officer

Joe Gubbins - Students’ Union AU Officer

Grace Dean - Students’ Union Editor of the Courier


Welfare & Student Advice Centre 

It has been necessary to switch appointments with our Student Advice Centre to an online service.  For further information on your appointment or to make an appointment please read their FAQs and use their appointment booking form.

You can contact your Welfare & Equality Officer at Sara Elkhawad - Students’ Union Welfare and Equality Officer


Go Volunteer 

Our volunteering opportunities have now ceased in the run up to the Easter break.  For information on potential future events please contact Katie Blundell - Students' Union Volunteering Manager



BUCS have suspended all BUCS activity, both sporting and non-sporting until further notice.  All BUCS leagues have been finalised as of the 18th of March.

For those of you competing within competitions outside BUCS please keep your eye on any guidance from you NGBs.

All campus sport activity will be suspended from Tuesday 17th March until further notice; further information will be provided as events unfold.

For further information on sports activities please contact:

Joe Gubbins - Students’ Union AU Officer

or Christopher Drummond Student's Union Sports Development Coordinator


 Activities / Societies

Central NUSU activities have now ceased in line with government and University guidelines.  The website ‘What’s On’ list will be amended accordingly in due course.

All Societies are being given advice and guidance in line with the current government and University advice.  For individual Society enquiries please contact the committees (details are available on the website).   

For information on NUSU organised activity please or general questions on Societies please contact:

 Eleanor Killner - Students’ Union Activities Officer or Sarah Stephenson – Students’ Union Activities Development Coordinator



Anyone needing to contact the NUSU finance department should do so at


NUSU Marketing Team

Anyone needing to contact the NUSU marketing team should do so at


NUSU Events

The NUSU events programme has been significantly affected by the guidance we have been given.  The website is being updated accordingly. If you have any specific questions you can contact our events team at:

Dawn Hathaway - Students’ Union Senior Operations Coordinator

Debbie Sykes-Waller - Students' Union Operations Coordinator


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