Portland Building redevelopment update

Union Refresh: keeping you updated

Your Students’ Union is constantly changing based on your feedback, of what you want to see and what you would like to happen differently. There have been big changes happening, and it’s important that you are kept up to date with them. So, we’ve launched a tab on the SU website to do just that. The ‘Union Refresh’ tab is here to keep you in the loop of every SU change.

‘Union Refresh’ covers the following 4 areas:

  1. Portland Redevelopment


The Portland redevelopment is a 4 year project to transform the Portland building into an incredible building for you. It began after £15m was agreed to fund the project by the University in 2013, following student consultation. Work is still ongoing (we’re about to head into Phase three!) Under this tab you can find a timeline of changes, photos and floorplans, blogs on the story so far, and updates on future developments.

  1. Our new brand


You told us the old brand no longer resonated with you, and research showed us that you wanted a “new, inclusive and inspiring” Union to be part of. It was your vote that has driven the new brand, and this section of the Union Refresh page will keep you updated with the roll-out and development of it.

  1. Customer Experience


Customer service and experience is important, and your SU staff are working to make it the best it can be. We’re researching into how you want to get hold of services, and what you want from them. This means that whenever you interact with your Students’ Union, you can expect the service you want.

  1. Our strategy


Your Students’ Union follows a five year strategy, which along with your feedback, shapes the direction of the organisation and how it supports you. Next year will be the final year of our current strategy, so we will be shaping our next one soon. This will involve student consultation, Officer involvement and research into wider issues around HE to make sure the organisation is following the right direction for the next 5 years.

We’ll be adding more into the other three areas soon, but we wanted to share the Portland update section now. It’s important that you know what’s going on in your Students’ Union, and the page aims to do just that.  So, if you want to find out more, check out the Union Refresh section of the website, and keep checking back for more updates: https://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/unionrefresh/home/


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