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Past Exec Achievements

Every year, six full-time Student Executive Officers (Student Exec) are elected to represent your voice at the University. The Student Exec organise and run campaigns on your behalf and hold the University to account, at various committees, on decisions that may impact you during your time as a student at Strathclyde.

Campaigns, achievements and important initiatives made by the Exec Officers in the past few years

Exec 2020 - 2021

2020/21

  • Lobbying Scottish government to remove NDAs in cases of sexual misconduct with the support of Let’s Disclose It 
  • COVID-19 Scholarships worth £1.1 million
  • Scrapped transcript fee saving student £75,000 each year
  • Activity and Outdoor Adventure Shed during the reducing of restrictions 
  • 12 week extended rent rebate and secured a fairer rent system
  • Increased counselling provision by 7 times their previous capacity
  • Student Business Initiative to support and create opportunities for students/student entrepreneurs
  • Increased Union’s block grant by over £50,000 
  • Assisted in disseminations of £1.8 million of discretionary funds to support students
  • £4.7 million divestment from fossil fuels responsibly reinvested
  • Founded the Climate Emergency Action Group
  • Worked with Sustainable Strathclyde to deliver Carbon Literacy Training
  • £30,000+ funding given to Strath societies and £2,000 raised for charities
  • 150+ new representatives bringing the total to over 600+ representative across the university
  • Secured the continuation of lecture capture in future 
  • 400+ attended the 2019 Fight for the Night march
  • Secured University sign up to the Emily Text charter 
  • Secured more accessible toilets on campus and more mapping for accessible routes across campus
  • 1st women and non-binary only swim sessions in Scotland
  • New Learning and Teaching Building to be named after a woman
  • Reduced sports union membership fee
  • Student mental health agreement passed
  • Created and launched online committee training platform
  • Sports Union Wellbeing Resource hub launched
  • Awarded NUS Think Positive Grant
  • 48 Sports trained in ‘Everyday Inclusion’
  • Supported clubs to raise £26,600+ for charities
  • Changed Sports Union constitution Club must have a Wellbeing Officer
  • Won Glasgow Taxis Cup
  • Set up Greater Glasgow Student Tenants Union
  • Launched Justice for Students campaign

Exec 2019 - 2020

2019/20

  • Scrapping Graduation Fees (£1mil+)
  • Securing No Detriment Policy 
  • Net zero carbon target at the University
  • Review of December exam diet
  • Abolishment of set Monday coursework deadlines
  • Abolishment of Zero Marks for late submissions
  • Wednesday afternoons free for sports
  • Microwaves in the library
  • £500k worth of new space and facilities in the new Union
  • Significant future further investment in halls to improve living standards
  • First family-friendly study space is being created in the library
  • Review of race inequality at Strathclyde
  • Review of accessibility for disabled students
  • New rape crisis counselling provision
  • Emergency counselling provision
  • 500k mental health counselling investment
  • 2-Year Rent freeze for students in Halls
  • Guaranteed pay for all PhD students
  • Presentation to Director of Education at Glasgow City Council & every Principal or Vice Principal in the city, to present our free public transport survey findings
  • Free funded trip for postgraduate international students

Exec 2018 - 2019

2018/19

  • £125k hardship funding for students in need through the establishment of a Participation Fund and emergency Advice Hub funding                                                    
  • Implementation consultation for the Scottish Government’s Free Sanitary Products provision at Strathclyde University
  • Free rooms in halls for students fleeing domestic violence or homelessness
  • Abolishing graduation fee
  • Securing a £250,000 extension for the new Union 
  • Securing Portable Floodlights for Stepps Playing Fields (£36,500)
  • Acquired a flat in student halls for Nightline to expand operations and improve the suicide prevention strategy for Strathclyde

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