The University of Surrey Students' Union is based in Guildford, Surrey. We are a not for profit charity, independent from the University that represents all University of Surrey students on a local and national level. As the sole representative body for students at Surrey, the Union is led by a team of five full time sabbatical officers and 21 part time officers, who are elected annually by Students' Union members through an on-line ballot #SurreyDecides
We are proud to be an accredited Investor in People, Investor in Volunteers, a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer and a 2 Star Best Company. We are also a Disability Confident Committed employer.
Our mission is to enrich students’ lives, the community in which they live and the University of Surrey by creating the changes they want and to enable them to achieve their ambitions.
The way the Students’ Union collectively operates is important, for the credibility of the organisation and the relationships that exist with external stakeholders as well as with our members. Our values will be rooted in what we do, elected officers, signatories, staff, and all active members will be expected to know what is expected of them in the living realisation of our values.
Our values are to be Supportive, Approachable, Democratic, Dynamic & Ethical.
Our definition of success is we must do what we do well, with as many students engaged as possible, and make a real difference – not just exist for the sake of existing. Our measurements for success should not be too cumbersome, however they must be appropriate and achievable