Make A Change

Make A Change is a powerful tool which enables you to submit ideas to the Student Council to be voted and acted upon. If other students vote in favour of your suggestion, the SU will work towards implementing it! Your voice can and will make a change.
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Have your say and make a change

How Make A Change works for you

The Make A Change platform enables any student to submit an idea or campaign through the website without waiting for a rep meeting or Union General Meeting (UGM).

The proposal must:

  1. Have at least 25 likes, and 25 more likes than dislikes within 6 weeks of posting in order to be added to the SU Student Council agenda, otherwise it will be rejected.
  2. The SU Student Council will then decide the future course of action for the proposal based on their powers and remit. The SU Student Council can vote to:
    • Allocate the task to one or more council members to take responsibility for it
    • Reject the idea
    • Request more information or more evidence of support
  3. If the issue is considered a liberation Issue by the Elections & Democracy Committee, it should instead pass to the Liberation Committee to be voted on.

For more information please contact studentvoiceteam@thesu.org.uk.


Update

The below suggestions were all submitted in academic year 2020/21. Some relate to ongoing actions but others will be archived as new ideas are suggested. If you want to find out more about the Student Council click here
 

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  • 62 score
    66 voters

    Continue Student Rent Waiver

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      https://www.thesu.org.uk/voice/change/make-a-change/?idea=209 We received an email today regarding the rent waiver being stopped from the Feb 22nd. We would like to see the waiver kept in place UNTIL face-to-face teaching resumes. Whilst the University took the best stance first time around, the email received today (04/02/2021) has left a sour taste in everyone's mouth - especially given Falmouth has taken a different stance to Exeter.
    Eliza Day
    1:34pm on 4 Feb 21 Thanks for submitting your idea. We encourage you to try and get as many students as possible to vote for your idea as this will help the Student Council consider whether this idea can be progressed. The next Council meeting will be within the next two weeks (early/ mid February) so if this item gets 25 votes by then it will be discussed. Please reach out to Student Voice (studentvoice@thesu.org.uk) if you have any questions. Thanks- Student Voice
    Thea Pettitt
    2:22pm on 4 Feb 21 The idea that the rules are different for students who share the same accommodation should be different based on their institution is absurd. We share a campus, we should share the same rules.
    Claudia Greiner
    2:55pm on 4 Feb 21 If these covid tests aren't paid for by the government - which I highly think they are, then isn't our 9 grand a year enough? 11 students paying 9 grand a year is almost 100k!! There are thousands of us. We're not there, we haven't a choice. I want more than anything to return back to Uni I really do, take my money if I'm there. I have a small box room at my parents home right now and I have no room to do my acting classes or theatre rehearsals, but there's nothing we can do until the lockdown is over. Therefore our electricity isn't being used, or our water. What are we paying for? A lot of other Unis - who have covid tests- are still getting the full reduction.
    Sean O'Farrell
    3:20pm on 4 Feb 21 I am lucky enough to be back in Falmouth, but for all those who are stuck at home who don't have access to their rooms here, likely with all of their materials for uni work here. Considering we are still paying the full uni prices for half the experience is somewhat disappointing - I empathise with the students who aren't here, even more so if they are having to pay accommodation on top of the 9 grand a year for uni. Please bear them in mind - it's hard enough for them as it is.

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