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SUBU is proud to represent a diverse student body and is committed to providing an inclusive, supportive student -friendly environment by being a quality service provider, employer, representative and campaigning group.


The work done through our Democracy and Equality Department is fundamental to making sure that the students who are part of the Union are given a voice in the University, their local community, and nationally.

We as a department oversee and run elections and campaigns across the year ranging from full time officers, to student council officers. We also work with the students on important issues through things such as the Big Student Meeting where they are welcome to propose, debate and discuss these issues to bring about change.


Enhancing Equality and Diversity is a priority in SUBU achieving our vision of being a major collective force for all students studying at BU. We strive to make sure every student is represented. Events such as the BME Awards and Student Pride are prime examples of the ways we do this.

SUBU is one of a few Students’ Unions to achieve the Investors in Diversity (IiD) accreditation. We are now working towards achieving stage 2 of the (IiD) process to further embed our strategic focus with the principles of equality and diversity.

Meet The Team

Matt Tonge

Democracy & Equality Coordinator

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You can come and see the team any time, located on the fourth floor of the Student Centre on Talbot Campus.