SERC Students’ Union is a democratic body, elected by the student community to work on behalf of and for the benefit of students.
SERC SU deliver a programme of events and activities for the SERC Student community to advocate, enrich and enhance student life for all our students. All students both full-time and part-time are members of the SU.
Benefits of Joining SERC SU:
We need a team of student officers to support the work that we do. Being involved in the SU is very rewarding with benefits that will support your employability and personal development.
- Free Training
- Attendance at Regional and National Events
- Millennium Volunteer Award
- Ongoing Skills Development.
- Free SERC SU Hoodie
The new round of nominations will be open to SERC Students from Monday 3rd Sept 2018 – Thursday 27th Sept 2018.
Becoming a Student Officer
Step 1. Nominate
Complete a short nomination form.
Step 2. Campaign
Campaign to let the Students know you are running for election. There will be a dedicated week of campaigning from Monday 1st – Friday 5th October 2018 where you can run events and activities with the Student Engagement team to promote your candidacy.
Step 3. Elections
Elections will take place from Monday 8th – Wed 10th Oct 2018
Where to find us
We have offices on each of our four main sites.
Lisburn Campus – Room 2A- 2A
Bangor Campus - Room A27
Newtonards Campus – Room A2 and A3
Downpatrick Campus - Room B2-9
Your SERC Student Govenor: Aibhilin Gallagher
"I am looking forward to leading the team of elected Student Officers to make your time at SERC the best that it can be.
As Student Governor my focus will be on promoting good mental health services for students as well as supporting the establishment of LGBTQ+ groups. Being involved in the SU is good fun and provides opportunities to make new friends and to develop useful skills.
Clubs and Societies
The SERC SU is here to support you in developing new clubs and societies. We have many opportunities including:
- Sports clubs
- LGBTQ+ Society
- Special Interest societies
If you are interested in joining an existing society or in setting up your own club or society then please email us.
NUS Extra Discount Card
SERC SU is affiliated to the National Union of Students who promote and represent student rights and issues. Being part of the NUS enables students to engage with a range of national opportunities. Students can also save money with NUS Extra card which offer over 200 discounts online and in store.
Peer Mentoring programme
The SERCSU Peer Mentoring Programme exists to support SERC Students throughout their student journey at SERC. Student life can be daunting with deadlines, work, financial pressures and new social groups. The Peer Mentoring programme links students with student mentors that will be able to talk with you in confidence and signpost you to key support services.
Become a Peer Mentor
Being a Peer Mentor is a big responsibility but also presents you with an opportunity to develop your personal, social and life skills.
Benefits of being a mentor
- Improve communication and personal skills
- Develop leadership and management qualities
- Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
- Increase your confidence and motivation
- Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
- Enhance your CV
- Gain recognition for your skills and experience
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
If you are interested in becoming a mentor you must be over 17 and already have completed one full years study at SERC.
Application packs should be returned to Catherine Shipman, Student Engagement Manager Email: email@example.com
Frequently asked questions
To save you from having to phone up and enquire about common topics we have created this frequently asked questions area.
Welcome to SERC SU
Watch this message from our SERC SU teams and explore how they support our students across all campuses.