Student Voice

student voice



Chester Students’ Union exists to represent the views and opinions of all 19,000 students studying at the University. This spans from the elected Sabbatical Officers right down to StARs on your course. To enable us to capture the voice of every student and to provide you with a platform to have your opinions heard, we use a number of different ways to collect your issues and suggestions for improvement:

Student Academic Representatives are elected to represent your views to your department about the quality of your academic experience. They report back everything from assessment clashes and availability of library resources, to time spent with tutors and feedback on assignments. To find out more about becoming a StAR, their responsibilities and how important the system is to the University, click here.

Zones are informal ways to discuss common issues, come up with student-led solutions and create campaigns together. Zones are themed and have in attendance specific reps who represent different areas of the student population.

Student Council is a place for Sabbatical Officers and Representatives from the Zones to meet up, chat through progress made in Zones and relay back any important issues that have occurred at University level that month. Click here for more information about Zones and Student Council.


Our app allows us to ask you direct questions quickly when the University asks us for the opinion of students. It might be whether you agree with an attendance monitoring system, whether the library is meeting your needs or your comments and suggestions about proposed changes or developments. Head to the app store and search for ‘Chester Students’ Union’.