In 2020, two former UUSU student officers created the Student Mental Health Action Plan 2020 – 2022. This plan was to tackle poor student mental health at UU, and specifically put this issue at the heart of the NI Assembly. You can read that plan here.
In 2021, UUSU was awarded funding from Department for the Economy (DfE) to create a program to support students mental health and wellbeing as we returned to in-person teaching and campus life. UUSU did this with a series of initiatives and events under the themes of Represent, Support, Connect, and Engage.
We recognise the need to respond to the current issues facing students. Therefore, we are releasing a new action plan that will run from 2024 – 2025, to deal with the concerns that students have within the University itself. Our four themes are UUSU, University Services, Academic Enhancement, and Sense of Belonging.
We will represent our members and ensure that their voice is amplified, and we will not shy away from any difficult conversations presented; we will be inclusive and work to improve the experience of all students; we will provide opportunities to help students adapt to, and benefit from university life; and we will be ambitious in our plans to affect important and beneficial change.
Read the full plan.
Read the full plan