The Students’ Union, established in 1971, is the official organisation of the students of the University. It is run for students by the students under its own constitution and is the centre of student non-academic activities.
The two main functions of the
(i) to act as the representative body in all matters concerning the students; and
(ii) to promote and provide for the welfare and the social, cultural and educational activities of the students.
All students whether
enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis are members of the
The Executive Committee of
It has its own web page and a radio campus through which it communicates with the student community.
The University has a close relationship with the Students’ Union and seeks wherever possible, to involve the Students’ Union in its decision making processes. Student involvement is achieved at a number of levels. Students are represented at different University Committees namely the Council, Senate, Teaching and Learning, the Discipline Committee, Appeals Committee, Student Progress and Complaints Committee, Faculty Boards, Programme Boards of Studies, Library, Sports, Safety and Health and Cafeteria Supervisory Committee. This provides them with direct knowledge of and influence on the development of policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning and their welfare.