Impact Report 2020-21

Impact Goes Digital

This year we turn our annual Impact Report fully digital. This allows the viewer to quickly access and read our achievements whilst out and about or when they have a few minutes free. Simply click on the menu titles above: ‘Voice’, ‘Community’, or ‘Life’ to pick an area you would like to hear more about. Each section provides you with stats, facts, quotes, and stories to allow you to see what we’ve done to support and empower UCLan students. 

So, whether you’re waiting for your next meeting to start, kettle to boil, bus to arrive or just your Netflix show to load; spend 2 minutes having a look through what we achieved in 2020/21, we promise you won’t regret it. 


"Welcome to the Impact Report. 2021 was an interesting year, not just at UCLan Students’ Union, but for everyone as our lives took a blended approach.

Despite some uncertainty and challenges, we were still standing up for students, tackling issues head on and providing practical advice and support. We were overjoyed for the return of in-person student-led activity from our Sports Clubs, Societies and Volunteering Projects and Course Reps and could see not only how much students had missed it, but also how important it was to them.

Everything we do has students at the heart of it. We’re student first and always will be and as Interim CEO, I am always so proud to be a part of it.

In this year’s Impact Report, you’ll see and read lots of stories and successes. I just wanted to use this time to really thank the dedicated student volunteers, hardworking staff members, leadership of the Elected Officers and the support of our Trustees who have all played a part in making 2021 what it was. Thank you."

- Jon Russ, Interim CEO 2020/21

A message from the Students' Union President:

"The Union is a place where students can build their confidence, form lifelong friendships and develop skills for life. It’s brilliant to see this report highlighting how students have taken ownership over their own learning journey, initiated new projects and supported others along the way.

The Officer Team have been excellent helping to drive positive changes institution-wide; supporting students to make the most out of their time with us. Let us not forget the Students’ Union staff team who nurture and empower student talent to create our inspirational future leaders. I would like to personally thank our unsung heroes, our Trustee Board. Their support and guidance has helped us to stay focused on our purpose: to ensure we're first for students."

- Zuleikha Chikh, Students' Union President 2020/21

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