SUMS is a single system which can be easily embedded into the heart of your organisation. Created by students' unions, for students' unions, SUMS uses pioneering, data-driven technology to organise and understand your student membership, meaning that you can focus on what truly matters: the student experience.

Take your union to the next level.

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Introduction to SUMS

The Students’ Union Management System (SUMS) uses innovative technology to understand, organise, and utilise your student membership data

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An ever-growing, ever-evolving platform designed to stay on the cutting edge of the needs of your membership.

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Easy to use. Simple to learn. Quick to implement. Managing your membership has never been easier.

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SUMS works with its users to ensure that its platform is optimised and perfectly crafted to deliver its services.

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Using data to make informed, effective decisions. Never have you felt closer to your members.

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Digital Solution

Helping to take your Students’ Union services online.

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Supported by documentation, page tours and support desk. Getting you the answers you need, in the time you need it.

What SUMS can do for you

SUMS has a plethora of features which bring you closer to the heart of your membership. Each module is intelligently linked to allow your organisation to be as effective as possible.

Get to know your members...

Talk to your members...

Use digital tools to represent and advise your members...

Get your members involved...

Run your union...

...and much more

Key Statistics

The Students’ Union Management System (SUMS) is dedicated to supporting student engagement



Engaged with the platform over 20 different students' unions


Election Votes

Unique student votes in various democratic elections


Activity Memberships

Members participating in different sports and societies

£117 Million


Sales processed within EPOS

Our Testimonials


Towards the end of 2019, we (UWSU) decided we needed to refresh our website … lucky for us, the team at SUMS was more than helpful to ensure the onboarding process was as smooth as possible

Yes, we had challenges, it wouldn't be a project otherwise, but the excellent communication with us and the university, constant updates, and the calm and collective nature of the SUMS team reassured us that the project was in good hands.

That was only phase 1 of our website development and are looking forward to further improving the functionality of the website and streamlining our processes to make life easier for all, and I'm confident in SUMS's ability to support us through that process.

- University of Westminster Students' Union


The SUMS team made the process of onboarding really simple and easy to keep track of progress. They helped us navigate the technical aspects, including working with the University's teams to get up and running.
We successfully launched our new site in August, and had a sucessful Freshers with thousands of students signing up to join societies. The team at SUMS have continued supporting us with queries and understanding the new platform as we progress through the year. We're really excited to see where we go next with SUMS!

- Oxford Brookes Students' Union


Earlier this year we embarked on a move across to SUMS which included an integration with 4 external platforms: the University student database, our marketing segmentation profile algorithm, the sports centre membership platform and our e-comms software.

Despite this feeling like quite a challenge when we started, each were achieved smoothly and with surprising ease. We set and achieved a go live date of the first week in August, and ensured we were up and running ...

Throughout the onboarding process we found the SUMS team to be receptive and patient to our many queries and occasional development requests. We have enjoyed working with them and feel that together we built a friendly and honest team spirit, certainly not a given with an external supplier, and hope that this continues throughout this year and beyond.

- University of Newcastle Students' Union


This is the first time in my 5 years at Northampton that I’ve seen such a well organised and information full Welcome page. Thank you to SUMS for all their work!

- University of Northampton Students' Union

Who we are

We are a dynamic team, working hard to deliver an exciting, sector leading product, to help deliver a first class student experience.

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James Brooks

Group Chief Executive Officer

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Hannah Coleman

Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Helen Houghton

Group Director of Finance

Senior Management
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Gemma Smart

Head of Marketing

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Clare Harris

Head of Finance

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Emily Traves

HR Support Advisor

Central Services
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Alan Bage

Director of Technical Development

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Jason Townsend

Customer Relationship Manager

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Joe Henson

Chief Technology Officer

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Jo Gregory-Gallagher

Chief Product Development Officer

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Jack Old

Senior Software Developer

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Jack Pettigrew

Software Developer

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Nadeem Unwin

Junior Software Developer

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Greg Smith

Software Developer

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Ayesha Gore

Customer Experience Manager

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James Camber

Junior Support Desk Analyst

Customer Support

if you are interested in working with us, please let us know, by emailing [email protected]

Interested in SUMS?

SUMS is a social enterprise developed by a leading, professional team. Not only are we nationally recognised for our student engagement practices, we also value customer service at the heart of what we provide and are careful to ensure that we always have enough staff to support this. We encourage peer-to-peer collaboration with users, and have a team of developers at the ready for any additional help required along the way.

We are looking to bring more partners onto the platform. If you are interested in finding out more, or have any general queries, let us know.


Students’ Union Management System,
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Lincoln Students' Union,
Brayford Pool,

Email: [email protected]
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