Student Union Newsletter
As we come to the end of term one the Students' Union is taking a look back at everything that has been achieved so far by the Union and the student body. It has been a fantastic and incredibly busy term.
This term we piloted our new initiative ‘Wellness Week’ which forms the student-facing side of our wider mental health and welfare strategy. The purpose of the event was to start conversations about mental health in an informal and approachable way. We intended to create time for students to relax by participating in activities that had a positive impact on their wellbeing. The week featured four events and were attended by both staff and students, presenting an opportunity for those in non-student facing departments to get to know the student body. We intend to repeat this series of events in the Spring and Summer terms to coincide with essay deadlines and exam periods.
Our societies have been very active this term, led by the Business of Art Society chaired by Eleanor Stephenson (BA2) which has put on a series of sold-out evening talks and panel discussions with some high profile commercial art world names such as Philip Mould and Michael Craig Martin. Feminist Society, chaired by Verity Angel (BA3) and Jaydi Dean (BA3) and LGBTQ+ Society, chaired by Sam Kan (BA1) have hosted regular and very well attended discussion and debate events. Wine Society, chaired by George Stewart-Lockhart (MAHA), has hosted wine tasting events which have been very successful in engaging the postgraduate community. Our student newspaper, The Courtauldian, edited by Matthew Page (BA2) and Anja Quant-Epps (BA2) will be publishing their first issue this term on 1st December.
The Students’ Union has been working on improving student
communications regarding Courtauld Connects. We have focused particularly on the students who will be affected by Phase 1 of the project, we have set up a number of meetings between the project team and the conservation and technology students. These meetings have created a much greater understanding of the project for the students and enabled them to voice concerns and find answers to their questions effectively. We will continue to host these meetings as well as all-student meetings throughout the year.
We look forward to welcoming you all back in the new year and wish