The SU Bath
The SU Bath exist to help students get the most from their student experience via a variety of student led groups, initiatives and events. We believe that an experience led by students, and informed by the student voice, delivers the biggest benefits for both students and society. The charitable objects of The SU are the advancement of education of students at the University of Bath for the public benefit by: Promoting the interests and welfare of students at the University of Bath during their course of study and representing, supporting and advising members Being the recognised representative channel between students and the University of Bath and any other external bodies Providing social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities, and forums for discussion and debate, for the personal development of its members.
- 10 May 2019
- South West
- Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector, Membership Organisations, Voluntary Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
As an SU we foster a supportive and inclusive environment, as well as engaging in partnership work with University Departments to highlight good practice amongst the students and staff within the institution. We strongly encourage our students to volunteer within the community so as to get the most out of their student experience.
The SU is proposing to run Dementia Awareness sessions (aimed at students and staff) to increase awareness of this topic. The SU will engage departments such as Biology, Health and Education, Psychology and Pharmacy to attend these sessions.
The SU will research the possibility of recruiting and training students and staff to become ‘Dementia Champions’ to then deliver future awareness sessions.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Time management for staff and students may be an issue for engagement but we can be flexible with timings and responsibilities.
Increase the awareness of Dementia
We will provide awareness sessions for our students and staff during the year to gain a better understanding of dementia. The sessions will be promoted generally , as well as to the Biology, Psychology, Health and Education and Pharmacy Departments. We will encourage some student leaders to then become Dementia Champions to ensure the sustainability of delivering these sessions in future years.
Awareness EventsThe SU Bath will work with the local Dementia Action Alliance branch, as well as the Alzheimer's Society, to deliver an awareness event as part of the SU's 'Be Well Week' or a similar annual initiative.
Promote opportunities for students in the local community
The SU Bath's Volunteer Department will link with the local hospital and The Alzheimer's Society in providing volunteer opportunities within the Dementia ward and the surrounding local area. The SU's fundraising student group (RAG) will link with The Alzheimer's Society to deliver fundraising events for the charity.