A s s o c i at i on
Every GCU student automatically becomes a member
of the Students’ Association, a student-led organisation.
Find out more: GCUstudents.co.uk/aboutus.
The Students’ Association exists to represent and support
GCU students to have the best university experience. Every
year four full-time officers are elected. The officers take a year
out of their studies to fill the role of representing our students.
Many students become officers and academic reps to ensure
the student voice is heard within your course, academic
School and across campus. These are roles you could put
yourself forward for. You can also join Student Voice, the
Students’ Association policy making committee. There's lots
of student representation networks such as carers, mature
students and cared experienced and liberation networks such
as the LGBT+ network and Ethnic Diversity Network you can
join to meet fellow students and get involved in campaigns
Advice and Support
The Student Advisers within the Advice Centre can support
you with any academic or non-academic problems during
your time at GCU. As an independent organisation the
Students’ Association can represent you in any meeting you
need to attend.
The Nightline Service also exists to provide a listening
ear during the night and there are opportunities for you
to volunteer and support other students. The Students’
Association provides lots of activities and events for students
for their wellbeing and mental health.
Societies and Groups
University life isn’t only about lectures,
studying and exams. So, when you’re having
a break from the books, getting involved in a club,
society or group is the ideal way to let off steam and
lets you make the most out of your GCU experience. See
the current list: GCUstudents.co.uk/groups.
There are over 60 student-led societies offering activities
throughout the academic year. These are course-based,
culture, political, faith as well as social, interest and hobbybased.
Many are free to join, and are a great way to make new
friends and help make you feel included. If you don’t find a
society you like you can also start your own.
There are around 28 different student-led sports clubs and
most hold weekly activities and participate in competitions
and fixtures throughout the year. It’s an opportunity for you
to start, continue or return to a sport you did previously. Being
part of our sports clubs, collectively known as GCU Wolves,
will help you feel part of the GCU community.
You can also participate in the various roles within our
student magazine and radio station. Some of these activities
may be an opportunity to try something new and fun or
support the learning on your course.