Mission and Strategic Plan

Who Are We?

We are an educational charity, founded in 1861, committed to supporting students to transform their lives through active participation. Everything we do is driven by students, from leading campaigns which push social attitudes to volunteering in the local community, to helping students have a great social life. We believe in a world where every student is able to shape their own experiences and the world around them to set them up for a great future.

We are an ambitious organisation, working tirelessly every day to improve the lives of current and future students.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

In our new Strategic Plan published earlier this year we made five promises to our students, and all our staff teams are working towards fulfilling these promises over the next four years and beyond. Find out more about our new Strategic Plan HERE

Mission and Strategic Plan (Accessibility Version)

Mission and Strategic Plan

Who Are We?

We are an educational charity, founded in 1861, committed to supporting students to transform their lives through active participation. Everything we do is driven by students, from leading campaigns which push social attitudes to volunteering in the local community, to helping students have a great social life. We believe in a world where every student is able to shape their own experiences and the world around them to set them up for a great future.

We are an ambitious organisation, working tirelessly every day to improve the lives of current and future students.

Our Mission

To be the voice of students at Manchester, Effecting Change and Enriching Student Life Together.

Our Vision

For all students to feel part of the manchester community where they can develop, prepare for their future and make a difference in the world around them.

Our Values

  • Student Led
  • Diverse & Liberating
  • Inclusive & Open
  • Ethical & have integrity
  • Creative & fun
  • Ambitious & striving for excellence.

Our promises

In our new Strategic Plan published earlier this year we made 5 promises to our students, and all our staff teams are working towards fulfilling these promises over the next 4 years and beyond.

We’ll help you
Make the most of your time as a student
We’ll help
You get the best future
We’ll help you
Discover and connect with manchester
We’ll help you
Understand and change the world around you
We’ll build
A truly outstanding Students’ Union.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020

In our new Strategic Plan published earlier this year we made five promises to our students, and all our staff teams are working towards fulfilling these promises over the next four years and beyond. Find out more about our new Strategic Plan HERE.