Tour Locations | Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students
Once you're out of Gloucester Green, slow down. You'll see Oxford Bus Station on your left. Ahead of you there's a brown, wooden noticeboard in the middle of this paved area. Stop when you reach it.
Stop here. Straight ahead of you, you can see a three-storey, redbrick building. Here you’ll find the Oxford Student Union, commonly known as the SU.
If there’s a place to stop and sit, feel free to do so, while I hand you over to the President of the SU, who will tell you more about it.
Nikita Ma: Hello, my name's Nikita Ma and I’m the President of the Oxford SU, the Oxford University Student Union. We represent over 24,000 students at the University of Oxford.
As an organisation, we fight to improve the experience of students and amplify student voices. With the college structure we have here, it can often be difficult to coordinate the amazing work being done by students in different colleges so we help to coordinate between common rooms to unite them and increase their influence.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the SU. We have various liberation campaigns, such as the Disabilities Campaign and the International Students Campaign, that work to improve the student experience. We also work to improve equality and diversity in Oxford, as well as on initiatives to combat climate change, and to decolonise the curriculum.
If there’s a project you’d like to set up and you require funding, you can come to the Student Council, which is the democratic decision-making body of the SU, and pitch your idea.
If you’re interested in raising money for charity, you can also get involved with Raise and Give, or RAG, which fundraises for various charities. We even have a RAG charity ball every year!
As you can see, there’s a lot going on here at Oxford SU. We’re just here, at 4 Worcester Street, so feel free to pop in any time - we’d love to meet you!
This redbrick building is also where you’ll find some very important university services, like the Counselling Service, the Disability Advice Service, Graduate Accommodation Offices, and Student Fees and Funding.
If you look at your screen now, you’ll notice a button at the bottom left of the map.
Tap on that and look around through your device’s camera. You’ll see a display listing all the services offered here. Tap again to find out more about each of them.
When you’re ready, go ahead and walk past the Student Union, with it on your left. So you should be going the same way as before I stopped you.