Your Student Life
The Students' Union Is Run by Students, for Students
Welcome to the Students' Union (SU)All students are automatically members of the SU, which is run by students, for students.
- Be part of the student community
- Get involved in clubs, societies and events
- Organise your own club, society or event
- Help to run SU elections
- Receive discounts on a wide range of products and services, including clothes, music and leisure, using your TOTUM card.
The SU puts on a wide range of events that take place throughout the year.
Within the SU there are many opportunities for fundraising projects.
Student success story: Our SU HE Officer, Jiaming Green, successfully ran a fundraising event in aid of Buffalo Bikes. The art exhibition raised a total of £228.60 which was enough for the purchase of two Buffalo Bikes.
Throughout the academic year our student representatives run various awareness events including Shrove Tuesday, World Mental Health Week, Coming Out Day and Remembrance Silence.
Kicking off the academic year is our Fresherâ€™s Fayre, which takes place on our Stroud and WISE campuses. Here you will find various exhibitors giving out information, advice and guidance about volunteering and employment opportunities. You'll also have the chance to sign up to various clubs and societies, pick up lots of freebies and get involved in fun activities.
Feedback from IT students:
'I felt that the Fresher's event was very cheery, with lots of people engaging.'
'Filled to the brim with opportunities for students, Freshers Fayre was incredibly insightful and helpful for me during my student life.'
'Freshers Fayre was really well done had a lot of good companies the lay out was spot on overall a very well put together.'
TOTUM - Why should you buy a TOTUM card?
Much of the time spent being a student requires managing money so any way of making a saving has to be a bonus, right? The NUS (National Union of Students) TOTUM card is the perfect opportunity and it has loads of discounts. Plus, it will benefit you too; money received from card sales is used to support SU projects across the country.
So, the question is, what benefits do you get from purchasing a TOTUM card? The answer is simple. You will get money off your food bills; cheaper travel; discounts from shops to help with college essentials; and clothes. There are also discounts to cinemas and eateries for budget evenings out. At £12.99 a year a TOTUM Card will save you money.
In December 2022, our learners and staff banded together to initiate Operation Christmas. Operation Christmas was a fundraising initiative that saw SGS aim to raise £15,000 to provide relief for our most venerable learners over the festive period. Auctions, charity walks, festive fashion days and student projects saw our SGS College smash our target and deliver upon our intentions to help those most in need. Thank you to all staff and learners for their commitment in participating.
SGS Student Union Big Debate
Once a month, learners at SGS College have the opportunity to develop their knowledge with a wide range of guest speakers and activities that aim to further our learners understanding of topics that are societally relevant and noteworthy. With the use of the Events and Diversity Calendar we invite local charities and organisations on site that respond to our learners needs, requests and interests. Whether it be TikTok Boybands, Charities, TV Show Finalists, Health Organisations or our Public Services, you can guarantee our Big Debate Series provides the best platform for our learners to develop both personally and socially.
Your SU Hub
The SU Hub's based at our Filton and Stroud Campuses is a space for students to study and collaborate, relax and meet friends. Learners have access to Tvs, Xbox, pool tables, table tennis and many more. Our SU staff are always present during its opening hours so should you have any ideas or would like to join the social committee, please reach out. Information Station The SGS+ Information Stations see charities and organisations running pop-up stalls for each campus.