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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  • 2 score
    6 voters

    Limit students to one year as President.

    Current
      This isn’t a criticism of the current Presidents. They’ve all done a great job and that’s shown in the last election. However, the Presidents really ought to be recent students, so they know exactly what students are worried about. It’s better for the Union to have a greater variety of people and ideas at the top, and we ought to change the byelaws to reflect that. The current two years is the legal maximum - that doesn’t mean it can’t be lower. From next year, let’s introduce a new term limit.
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