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The Importance of Student Unions to Students

The student union, the beating heart of university campus life, serves as a hub of activity, support, and community for students. It’s a place where students can come together to socialise, engage in extracurricular activities, seek assistance when needed and just hang out. For many students, the student union is a place to connect with like-minded individuals and a safe haven where they feel supported, empowered, and included.

Many spaces on the typical university campus are purely academic, such as classrooms, libraries, and theatres. Others, like the dining hall and halls of residence, are more purely social or residential. Student unions mix academics with a primarily recreational purpose and play a crucial role in building a sense of belonging and positive relationships among students. Through various clubs, organisations, and events organised by the student union, students can build lasting friendships and find their tribe.

Many student unions are involved in advocating for important issues, such as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, mental health awareness, and social justice causes. Engaging in these activities allows students to be part of a larger movement and make a positive impact on their campus life and beyond.

In conclusion, the student union plays a significant role in the lives of university students, providing a space where they can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

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By Robbie Macaskill

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