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Urge UWE to declare a climate emergency.
Additional prayer spaces.
A regular clothes swap to take place at the Glenside SU!
More study spaces at Bower Ashton
Get UWE Bristol 1/4 zip fleeces made by Y1.
Representation for accreditations.
Multi-cultural pot luck - education and celebration of all the different cultures of students at UWE
Once a month the SU should hold an animal therapy session, dogs, cats etc.
UWE food vendors (not including Starbucks or Subway to include nutritional information.
UWE Bristol Quarter zip fleeces available for every Society, for the 2022/23 academic year.
Sustainable Salad Bar
Student Podcast - to share new ideas and hear student, staff along with expert voices.
Better choice of UWE clothing, more trendy designs.
Recycling points across campuses for food waste.
Add a meal deal option that does not include a drink.
Unlock the upper engagement space doors after 5pm - students need to access the toilets!
Urgently support charities that are sending aid to Ukraine
The Students' Union should fund all clubs equally.
Open up a Taco Bell on Frenchay campus
Provide more enclosed, quiet study spaces (e.g cubicles on the silent floor)
Peer-Assisted Learning for Postgraduates.
Greenery on roofing in addition to the Bees and living walls
Green spaces indoors, in the form of live flowers and plants in study/learning rooms.
Outdoor Basketball/Volleyball Court with lights to enable playing in the night time.
Can the Swimming Team have training in a 25m pool?
A Swimming Coach for the Swimming Team.
Invite a blood donation van to campus and encourage/reward students who can to donate
Feedback deadlines for staff
Put up a new Basketball Hoop at the SU
Permanent Swap Shop on campus.
Community Garden at Bower Ashton and for students to be involved in the design process
A Gregg’s on UWE campuses.
Allow City (Bower-Ashton, Spike Island, Watershed, Arnolfini) Students Frenchay Parking Passes.
Incorporate a programme-specific Carbon-Literacy Course as a compulsory module of teaching.
Investigate changing the default university search engine to something more sustainable
Umbrellas provided to all students.
Adopt an 'oat as standard' model, remove the plant milk surcharge on campus.
Hire more staff to run the SU(especially sport- not enough pressure has been put on RHINO!).
Provide Naloxone kits to trained first aiders inside the SU to save someone's life if they overdosed
Stop offering Amazon vouchers as prizes for survey responses/competitions/etc
Reduction of international student with the cost dependant on the nation that you are applying from
Encourage people to join the SU bar staff by actually paying them well - At least £12.50 an hour.
Bring your pet in day
Have a bus run to Glenside Campus later in the evening and on Sundays.
Disinfectant spray in all the toilet cubicles. Especially in unisex toilets.
Digital student ID cards that could be added to phone wallet for easy access.
More SU Events at Bower Ashton
Covered Bleachers at Hillside Gardens.
Can we have the freedom to express ourselves in the sports kit.
A specialised dojo for the sports clubs that require a matted space.
Create some teracycle locations on all the campuses so we can recycle current non-recyclables.
Recycle coffee grounds using bio-beans saving 80% co2 emissions compared to sending it to landfill.
Switch the search engines on the PCs to Ecosia as default.
Replace water bottles in vending machines with refillable bottles.
A Professional Gaming Arena/Room on Frenchay Campus
Glenside Library 24/7.
Increase The Number Of Halls For Year 2+ Students Or Increase Private Accommodation Linked With UWE.
There Should Be A Centre For Music And Sports In Glenside.
Introduce Student Break Rooms Or Student Living Rooms Equally Good As The Staff Kitchens
A Food Fair As A Cultural Celebration and Fund Raising Event
Introduce a points card for students from lower-income families
UWE Frenchay Nature Reserve – a student led wildlife and welfare project
Talk with UWE to ensure that the proposed car park does not destroy wildlife/habitats
Cheaper (ideally free) bus transport to all campuses.
Update all of the university computers with a search engine called Ecosia
Install medium size Wind Power Generator on Campus to produce sustainable electricity
Change slides size from Standard (4:3) to Widescreen (16:9) for online lectures for better reading
Regular Therapy Dog Events to Help Students with Mental Health
UWE to sign up for a premium "EDU" Grammarly account for students
Soft plastic recycling available on campus
To have an option of being given a token such as plush for graduates of 2020-2021 for making it thro
Expand the greener futures competition with the university.
Do mending cafes which educates students on how to mend/repair broken items.
Store rainwater on University Buildings rooftops in tanks to use elsewhere e.g. student toilets etc.
Provide students with the option to personalise their own clothes or purchase second-hand 'reclaim
Ensuring the UWE-branded merchandise sold in the SU is sourced ethically and made from low-impact, s
Pen Recycling Bins or Collections
Free laundry services for all students at Student Village
Extend Frenchay Library Opening Hours Till Midnight
Creating our own compost from food waste all over the university
Mature Student Part Time Officer
End discriminatory surveillance of international students
Clearer Academic Regulations
More than meal deals in the SU shop
Better communication from the SU President and SU Vice Presidents
U-block shop to have extended opening hours
More online sessions by the SU President and Vice Presidents
More information on where can people get period product help
More food waste bins around campus
The Students' Union to lobby the University to make the graduation gowns and seats free
UWE should create a "What's on" button on blackboard to keep students more informed
Living Green Walls - Addition to UWE Beeline
Refund for Block Zero
Give students living in UWE accomodation rent rebates during lockdown and allow them to leave their
Implement a no-detriment policy due to the third Covid-19 lockdown
To form a disabled student committee.
Continue the option for online live/pre-recorded lectures after coronavirus
Promote use of recyclable cups/compostable plastic ones
Replace Starbucks in the canteen with a popular local cafe business- Bristol has so many!
Bring back the UWE crest hoodie
Ban the use of all disposable cups from all venues across campus. Use 'in-house' crockery
A microwave on Bower Ashton again.
Mandatory breaks in lectures
Joint collaboration through Terracycle to allow a better variety of bins to recycle waste at UWE
UWE should commit to only stock sustainable period products in dispensers in campus bathrooms
Decrease 1/3 of the tuition fees during online teaching days
UWE planting day, whereby all students are allocated a time to plant bulbs/ flowers on the ground
Green walls/roofs to be put on buildings. All new infrastructure to have green walls in place.
On Campus Catering should have delivery options to Students living on campus Accommodation.
To have internal UWE exams to reflect the national standard we are expected to complete
Stop selling and ban all products in the SU Shops that originate from China
Music Rooms on Bower Ashton
HUB Magazine and Radio to get ring-fenced funding
A Men’s specific mental health group
Provide free, borrowable cargo bikes for students living on campus
Building academic communities
To start a bug farm within the university
Introducing insects to the menu in all University Cafes e.g. In biscuits and burgers
Invest in solar panels to be used as canopies for the people eating or drinking outside on campus
Hold clothing swap events
There should be more support for students buying laptops for university
More quizzes about TV and movies
Student recipe book
Make masks mandatory in University buildings
Kitchen/Household swap shop -sustainable accommodation shop
Swimming Pool at the centre for Sport
African Cuisine Inclusiveness in the One zone Food Menu
Subsidise or reduce VAT costs for societies to help students
Make gym payments monthly
Offer a long-term laptop renting service for which you'd pay a security deposit
More recycling and food waste bins in outside spaces on campus.
Disney Plus at the Student Union TV.
A forum for 2+ year student for accommodation or to find people to live with.
The recording of lectures should be a university wide requirement for every single session
Dishwasher in student accommodation
Better meal deal deals
Dimmer lights in the SU
Alternative milk in the one zone tea/coffee area.
Cheaper hot food or better portions
Buffet in the canteen
There should be a refund of fees to international students
Make Frenchay bus station bee friendly and improve air quality with green-roof bus stops.
Third year students should get extra percentage on their grades during the Covid-19 pandemic
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, give final year students option to graduate with their current average.
Boycott of Nestle products on campus.
Less Plastic used in the packaging of items in the SU and in the cafe. Use brown bags and paper wrap
We should have a referendum on UWE's NUS affiliation
Have more gluten free vegetarian options available on campus
Make more diverse grants/scholarships available for university students
Remove £3 minimum at SU Shop
Open UWE's Arnolfini floors on weekends
Ensure new UWE Student Hall built to PassivHaus Standard
More cash points that give £5 around campus
To make food in S Block cheaper and more varied.
Bubble Tea on Campus! Sold through SU and/or UWE outlets.
Reduce prices for SU shops
A VR suit for academic use
Change the jam and marmite provided to jars rather than small plastic pots
Support the climate crisis more. Be more oranised and run events for climate consciousness
Multiple healthy options in all vending machines on UWE's campuses.
The S block needs a space for students who need a microwave and hot water
Bring back/ make use for the Student ID scanners in the SU, Point reward schemes
Hand sanitiser should be offered around campus
Get Brecon Court a herb garden
UWE Nursing students and UoB Medical students should have a joint ball.
Coffee sold upstairs in The Students' Union Bar should have the option of being sold in china cups
Make MOVE take £1.50 monthly credit instead of £40 a year
Have free cooking sessions every now and again to promote healthy eating
A new Students' Union Building at Glenside Campus
Increased percentage of recycled paper within generic A4 printing paper on Frenchay campus
More smoking areas around the Frenchay campus
Add ashtrays back to the top of bins on UWE campuses
Large physical calendar on the outside of the Students' Union's buildings
Optional Sustainable Living module for new students in halls
Plants inside communal areas.
Permanent displays installed around Frenchay campus in front of sustainable infrastructure.
Traders (The Hub) is ridiculously expensive, we should be fed for free.
Remove the Students' Union's 21 Day Speakers Policy
Provide hand tissues and hand wash in kitchenette areas.
Change the student ID designs to include the course you're studying or the department, or the Expira
Clear and unambiguous communication of dates and week numbers in degree programmes
There should be a (graphic) manual about how to properly wash your hands in every UWE toilet
Better feedback following exams; which details what questions you got wrong and what the right answe
Make Ecosia the default search engine on all UWE on-site computers (staff & student)
The cost of food at the Bower Ashton cafe should be lowered
Install boiling water taps around student study areas.
Replace the OneZone with a Nandos and the SU Bar with a Spoons
Rename the temporary Student Accommodation at Frenchay Gulag Archipelago
Rename the new toilets in the OneZone the 'Steve West Suite'
Free hot water in onezone!
The Students' Union should offer deals on Ben & Jerry's Ice cream during assessment periods
A summer ball for all years.
A games room with a variety of games
Make it compulsory for all lectures to be filmed
Install boiling water taps around student study areas
To raise more awareness about single use plastic consumption
The university should place more indoor plants inside the buildings
Incorporate an independent study week into all courses
Make the prices of items in the Student's Union Shop clearer.
Bring back the gin festivals at The Students' Union Bar.
Make a monthly student gym membership!
The University should be renamed to The Queen Elizabeth II University.
Membership to academic societies should be automatic and free to all students studying that degree.
Installation of a water bottle filler in the ECC
Rename the students union at UWE to the students union at UwU
More options for meal deals in the SU shops
Change the Radio Station in OneZone
Have our student timetables given to us with more notice
IT Services should check if computers have all the programs and are working properly
Allow us to eat our own food in the Street Cafe
A hot water facility in S block
A microwave wall/station with at least 4 microwaves in one zone
Have the SU at Glenside open on weekends during the day (even if only for a few hours)
Student Ideas NEEDS to be advertised more!
Tennis courts on Frenchay campus.
Early opening of a food facility in campus for commuters and early birds.
Use unfilled student accommodation as bookable over-night rooms
Hot water availability in Q block
Extend the Hub (Traders) at Glenside opening hours to 18:00-19:00
Health snack by tills at Glenside's The Hub, SU shop and SU bar
Scrap the parking charge at Glenside
24 hour library at Glenside!
The students' charter needs to be created by students, for students.
Glenside: Real-time assessment feedback to clarify points made
A dedicated mental health officer to represent people with mental health issues and for advocacy.
All lectures at Glenside to be video captured and streamed through Blackboard
Glenside dissertation conference for all students, regardless of mark
Have a budget supermarket chain on all campuses
Use one of the H block lecture theatres as a cinema out of hours at Glenside
The displays for internet safety to be a regally advertised area of the library
Having the arcade machines permanently positioned in the corner of the library
UWE student lift share app where giving lifts can get you money back from your parking permit...
A Microwave in S block!
Make Jeb Bush the honoury President of The SU
Brexit Bash! The Students Union should have a party on 29th March to celebrate the UK leaving the EU
The SU should replace and encourage appreciation to be shown through handstands and not clapping
Replace Starbucks with a student run coffee shop
The SU should publish how much waste is recycled per annum.
Beverages should all be reduced to the discount amount as if a re-usable cup is being used by defaul
Get rid of the £3 minimum spend card payments at the SU bar and the SU shop.
Education of religious and cultural practices being part of health and social care course curricula
Mental Health First Aid being part of all health and social care curricula
The Students' Union should open up a dedicated Student Bar on Gloucester Road to capture non-campus
Ban plastic straws in the student's union shops and bars
Increase tuition fees by £250 and provide UWE students with free bus passes
Lobby for a Greggs shop at UWE Frenchay
The SU to condemn Hamas for the deaths of Palestinian protesters in Gaza
The SU to put on a sponsored drinkathon for charity
The Students Union staff should wear the uniform of the British Army circ 1776
The SU to create the position of 'White Officer' to represent white students on campus
The SU to do more drinks deals throughout the week
The SU to host a Eurovision party
The Students' Union to incorporate the Union Flag into its Logo
The Students' Union to celebrate World Toilet Day on 19 November instead of International Men's Day
The Students' Union to operate or lobby the University to operate another bar on Frenchay campus
To lobby the University to put the International College on the front of its prospectuses
Fly the Union Jack Annually on the SU Flagpole on 23rd of June to Celebrate UK's Independence Day
Fly the England flag on St George's Day on the SU flag pole
Make noodles the official food of the SU
Change the default setting on all UWE computers to print double-sided
UWE to host a Graduate Ball
Push back the noise curfew in campus accommodation on Fri & Sat nights to 00:30 - 1:00
Rename Mendip to 'Peopledip' to be more gender inclusive
Glenside campus should have a gym
Lobby Library Services to create an exemption for students living outside Bristol when recalling boo
Lobby the university to invest in maintaining and updating their MyUWE App in line with student need
Whole campus Waterfight when the weather is good to raise money for a charitable organisation!
Rename the university to Buwe
The SU to commemorate with a plaque the first ever suspension of an SU President
Invite the Vice-Chancellor to sit before the Student Council
Set up dedicated voting terminals around campus for the duration of the March elections
Fly the flags of the Home Nations on the respective patron saint days.
Ban Hub radio from playing "MANS NOT HOT" by Big Shaq
Drill for shale gas reserves under Frenchay and use profits to subsidise SU pints
Lobby the University to update the computers used in bookable rooms in X-Block
Lobby for an on campus tailor
Hire 'Reviewbrah' (TheReportOfTheWeek) to do a video review of the food in the SU
Increase funding for 'Team Representation' at the SU
Put an interactive graph on the SU website displaying the upward trend of the Vice-Chancellors pay
Make study pods on 5th floor of Library bookable.
Allow Varsity Rugby to go ahead
The SU should invest surplus capital in cryptocurrencies
Make the upstairs of the library at Glenside accessible by wiring up the electric 'push button'
Lobby the University to use standard referencing and stop using UWE Harvard
An advertising tab or side bar on the UWE Bristol homepage/log in page for student use
Lobby for a reading week for English Language & Linguistics students
The Students' Union to install a dance mat
For UWE to have a Winter (Christmas) Ball
The SU to renew the BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanction) motion that bans the sale of Israeli Products
Campaign for more water fountains, bins and free hot water at Glenside Campus
Install Smart Energy Meters into Student Halls
The Students' Union should introduce recyclable and reusable polyethylene bags in the SU shops
Hand sanitiser dispensers at food serving hatches on all campuses
Run a continuing campaign to raise awareness of Meningitis and encourage vaccinations
Play comprehensive coverage of the Ashes Series in the SU bar
Simplify the SU Website Registration Process
Bring the credit crunch meals back
More social sport at UWE
Move the SU 'Lock In' back to Tuesdays
Formally rename Carrol Court to Council Court
The SU should fly the flag of Israel from the 12th to the 20th of December to commemorate Hanukkah
Water fountains to be shown on maps around campus
Hot water dispensers at Bower Ashton Studios
Increase personal storage and the speed of the H (network) drive or provide free USB sticks as an al
The SU to arrange for onsite blood donation opportunities
The SU to organise more social events for postgraduate students
The Students’ Union to commit to only stocking products containing palm oil that is RSPO certified
Physical clocks to be put up in University buildings
The part-time Socs and Comms Officer to become Student Media Officer
Campaign to reduce the additional course costs that students have to pay to complete their degrees
All Academic Personal Tutors should receive mental health awareness training
All lectures on a Wednesday morning should be event captured (filmed) and posted on Blackboard
Increase the quantity and variety of vegan food options sold in all SU shops and bars
Lobby Accommodation Services to provide laundry services for free
Swimming Pool for Frenchay Campus
The SU to install solar panels on its buildings
Normal hours for Traders and the Glenside SU shop and bar across Easter and Summer
Education about consent should be given to all students
Allow society treasures access to the clearest records that the SU hold (Consolidated General Ledger
Turn part of the old Red Bar into extra pop-up shops for students
The Students' Union to have sanitary product donation points for distribution to women in need
SU to Prioritise it's ‘Get the Vote Out’ Policy & Encourage Students to Vote
Don't get rid of books from the library!
The SU should commit to using Triodos bank, an ethical bank that does not invest in fossil fuels.
Introduce a Men's Officer
Commit to making Students' Union elections paperless
Build a Pavement Connecting Carroll Court with Q & R Block
Commit to reducing the number of leaflets/flyers at Freshers' Fair
To consider the introduction of an elected Women's Officer
Serve curly fries at The Students' Union Bars
More food options for diabetic people
Healthy Food Options for Fitness-Minded Students
An SU sweet shop
The option to make a charity donation to reach the £3.00 card payment limit
A big indoor mushroom growing wall using waste coffee grounds
Do more to help students off campus to convert to a renewable energy supplier
More signposting for the community garden/orchard so that more students pay it a visit
Host a Vegan day - students can swap recipes and tips about living a vegan lifestyle
More bike covers
Bike ride tours in to and around town, for the less confident riders
More bird baths and feeders around campus
More microwaves at Bower Ashton
More compost bins around site
More wildflower beds around campus
Have more puppy petting to stop the disappointment of an unfair allocation system
Hustings for All Full-Time Election Candidates
The SU to lobby to become an EU Member State
Stop using disposable paper and plastic cups and cutlery completely.
Stock Better Meal Deal Options At The SU Shop
Bring back the SU AGM
A student panel to overlook spending at the university and ensure decisions are made which are good
Fix Bike Pumps Around Uni
Lobby the Vice-Chancellor and University Directorate to oppose the removal of NHS student bursaries
Sell live chickens at the SU
Add President Trump's twitter live feed to the screens around campus.
Sell bagels at the SU
Change the UWESU motto to: "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength."
Make Pepe the official meme of the SU.
The SU should sell 3/4 pints of fizzy drinks and fruit juice.
The SU should boycott the National Student Survey
The SU bar to be quieter during exam times
Improve the quality & quantity of Halal food around campus.
Make a commitment to more unisex bathrooms on UWE campuses
Stock better meal deal options at the SU shop
Run an outdoor gym with exercise classes during lunchtimes at Glenside
Stock a better variety of wine in the SU bar
Rename the 'President' in the SU to 'Head Honcho'
Rename "thestudentsunion.co.uk" to something more specific to UWE
The SU should provide "out-of-hours" pastoral care for students
Make Campus Officer Positions More Prominent In The Running of The SU
Restore a bus link between Yate and Frenchay Campus.
Rename the SU bar Building to "SU Building 3". That would be funny.
Rename SU Building 1 to "Placey McPlace Face"
Play radio stations other than Kiss FM at Bower SU
Say No To Increased Fees
Extend Council Tax Exemption period for final year students
A generic Student Forum
The renaming of the "President" role to "Union Affairs"
The Students' Union should get a cat!
Banner to congratulate Donald Trump
Condemn the Prevent Agenda
Recipe space on The SU website
Keep Cribbs Café open until 6pm
Faster internet connection in accommodation on campus
Biodegradable and recyclable coffee cups on all campuses
Hot water points around campus for pot noodle/tea/coffee
Reopen Escape and Red bars
Single mileage policy for staff and students
A skatepark on the UWE Campus
Implement World Peace
Have more Guest Speakers
Reduce minimum card spend amount in the Village Store from £5 to £3
Have kettles in Traders and SU for general use
Increase microwave provision across all campuses
Stop the use of palm oil in fresh food products
All Day Breakfast in The SU Bar
Parking fines to be donated to RAG
Earlier announcement of Exam Timetables
Turn Part of the Old SU into a Sleep Pod Bay
Make takeaway companies deliver to your door on campus
Increase the varieties of food in Cafeteria (specifically Bower Ashton).
Make all the student shops cheaper!
Water fountains in SU shops and re-usable water bottles for sale in SU shops to reduce the amount of
Install HDMI Inputs For All Projectors in the University
More study areas or common areas (for people to mingle around) in Bower Ashton
Install Wi-Fi in the laundry rooms on campus as there is no phone-signal in them.
Justice, Equality and Representation for BME Students
Remove the 50p transaction fee
More vegan options at Frenchay Campus
Have more Solar/PV on university buildings
Waterless urinals in the Students' Union
Promote reusable cups at the cafes on campus.
Put a water fountain in the Students' Union building 1
Cheap tampons and sanitary products should always be in stock
Change the burger buns in the SU
Food Waste Bins on all campuses
Sell Indian Vegetarian Food
Single mileage reimbursement policy for staff and students
Put kettles in the library and around campus
Make the old SU (escape bar and red bar) into casual social spaces
Round-up card spends under £3 and donate extra to RAG
Change the buns for the burgers at the SU
Ban all music in The SU bar except for Lou Reed's album Metal Music Machine
Pokemon Go Officer
Air Conditioning in ECC
Reopen Escape Bar
Make Scampi the Frenchay Campus Cat honorary President of The Students' Union
Zombie apocalypse paintball event on campus
Latin dance night at The SU