About

Union of Kingston Students represents your opinions and views on your student experience. We're made up of Student Officers elected each year by you, students of Kingston University.

Your Student Officers work in partnership with Kingston University as your voice to support your education and make your time as a Kingston student as good as possible.

Along with providing advice, sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities, we’re also here to represent your views. As a democratic organisation, we are led by the people you choose, and we have regular public meetings and a formal constitution that determines how we’re run and how you can make changes.

Our strategic plan

Union of Kingston Students has been around for many years and will be around for many to come, so we don’t just focus on this year, we plan for years to come. Our strategic plan outlines our key objectives and the things we are doing to develop and improve your Union and your university experience.

Our Constitution

The Constitution is the formal document that governs your Union. It sets out the rules that we operate by as well as makes sure these rules are efficient, transparent and accountable to YOU the members. 

As members of the Union, you can have your say about our byelaws (how we work on a day to day basis) and our policies (what actions we take) at meetings, or by talking to elected officers or through any of our student voice mechanisms. Keep an eye out for our regular Union Meeting, which is open to all students and takes decisions on policies and bye-laws as well as hearing from your elected officers about what they are doing to make your time as a Kingston student as good as possible.

Please do get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to discuss something about your education.

Union meetings 

These take place approximately monthly during the academic year and are the main policymaking forum for Union of Kingston Students. They are open to ALL students to attend and if you want to make change at Kingston, get involved! There are 17 Union meeting voting members, consisting of the four campus officers and one representative from each of the student networks and working groups:

Liberation Networks Section Networks Student Working Groups
BME International Societies
Disabled and Mental Health Mature & Carers Sports
LGBTQIA+ Postgraduate & Part-Time Sustainability
Women Professional Practice & Commuter Volunteering

Each network and working group is represented at Union meetings by one Elected/ Nominated Representative where they report Group business/ activity as well as serving as Voting Member.