With an academic year like no other, you need to make your voice heard!
What is Student Ideas?
Student Ideas are how you make a difference. They are a way for any student to enact policy change within The Students’ Union. Any student can submit an idea and if it receives enough votes it will pass onto the Executive or Student Council to be reviewed and approved. If the idea is passed at all levels, then The Students’ Union will start work on making your idea a reality.
Does it actually make a difference?
It really does! We’ve had some excellent ideas over the last few years that have been enacted. You asked for better microwave provision and we delivered across all campuses. You asked for a Women’s Officer and we now have an elected Women’s Welfare Officer every year. You asked for more unisex bathrooms and we have delivered. There are many more ideas that have been actioned or are being worked on which you can see here.
What can I do?
The simplest way you can get involved is by submitting your own ideas! Ever wanted to see something added or changed about any aspect of your student experience? Then submit an idea and see it happen, it only takes a few minutes!
You can also vote on the new ideas that go up every month to ensure ideas you support get passed and actioned. If you want to get even further involved, you can look to join the student council or run for an elected position and be on the democratic bodies that pass the ideas and action!
Do you have a question?
We are holding a virtual drop-in session on Tuesday 6 October and Thursday 8 October where you can find out more about Student Ideas. We are also holding virtual drop-in session on Tuesday 29 September and Thursday 1 October where you can find out more about democracy at The Students’ Union.
Given the current climate, now more than ever it’s vital we hear your voice. We are actively working to make your university experience the best it can be, and we need you input. This is a way to ensure that we are working to provide you and your peers with the support, access and opportunities that you want.
So go and share your ideas!