What are Student Networks and how do I join?

Published by Beds SU

The purpose of Student Networks is to represent the diverse characteristics of our student membership. They exist to advance the representation of student communities that are widely acknowledged to experience or have experienced oppression, exclusion or disadvantage. 

Our Student Networks lead and seek change within the University, the Union and the wider student experience for those that they represent.

Our current Student Networks Networks

Our current Student Networks are: 

Students with Disabilities Network

Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students’ Network

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Plus (LGBT+) Student’s Network

What do Student Networks do?

Student Networks work with the Union to build a Priority Campaign, so that the network can bring about positive change within the University, the Union and/or the wider student body.

The networks also hold social events to bring communities together.

Who runs Student Networks?

Simply put, students like you run Student Networks.

Each Student Network will elect a Student Chair who will be in charge of running the network. They will work closely with the Union to ensure your voice is heard.

How do I Join a Student Network?

Student Networks are open to all students. The only requirement is that you self-define as having the association’s key characteristics.