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Your Students’ Union The Students’ Union (SU) at QMU has lots to offer. Getting involved with the SU can really enhance both your academic and social experience as a student and help you in your future career. Student voice Activities The SU is run independently of the University and is run by students for students. Students elect a team of officers every year to work on their behalf on improving the overall student experience at QMU. The officer team represents all students at QMU and always want to hear from students about what’s working and what isn’t. The SU offers a range of sports teams and societies for all students to get involved with. There are competitive and recreational sports teams and clubs, interest-based societies and academic societies. An up-to-date list can be found on the SU website and if we don’t have what you’re interested in we can help you to set something up. Check out pages 44 & 45 for more information. The SU works with the University to run the Class Rep programme. Each class should have at least one Class Rep to represent the students’ views, liaise with academic staff etc. The SU provides support and training for Class Reps and also runs the Academic Council which is a forum where Class Reps come together. Help Zone The Help Zone provides support for QMU students, particularly with academic issues. All advice and support is free, confidential and impartial. The team at the SU has a lot of experience in student support and also has good relationships with support staff in the University. Maggie’s Bar & Café Maggie’s offers a comfortable space with student-friendly menus and prices. You can socialise, study, relax or host an event. It’s the main student social space on campus and we love to see as many students as possible enjoying the space. 42