Introduction

Throughout 2011/12, the Students' Union Officers and Students' Union staff worked hard to devise our strategic plan for the next four years through to 2016.

Extensive research was carried out to discover what our students think about Sheffield Students' Union and what they want to see from us over the coming years.

It states in our vision that we wish to be an exciting, dynamic, student-led organisation; this means that we work actively to involve all our students in setting the direction and priorities of the Students' Union.

'Our Strategy 2016' is therefore based on the feedback from our members; our purpose, our values and our goals reflect the things that are most important to our students and our enablers reflect the things that we as an organisation need to excel at, in order to fulfil our students' aspirations for their Students' Union.

We want to ensure that our students get the most out of their time at The University of Sheffield. Furthermore, we want to help establish our students as active citizens and offer them all the opportunities, guidance and support we can, to make certain that they have the brightest possible futures.

'Our Strategy 2016' reflects how we will achieve these ambitions.

More detail about all aspects of 'Our Strategy 2016' can be found on these pages. The strategy is however intended to be a flexible one, evolving and developing to reflect our members' wants and needs.

We want to ensure that our students get the most out of their time at The University of Sheffield.