Vote for what you would change about SUSU now

SUSU called, and you answered. A list of your proposals for change has been compiled, and now it’s up to you to rank them. Last week SUSU asked you the […]


SUSU called, and you answered. A list of your proposals for change has been compiled, and now it’s up to you to rank them.

Last week SUSU asked you the question: if you could change one thing about SUSU, what would it be?

SUSU AGM 2015

Suggestions have flooded in and you now have until tomorrow to vote for the ones you think are most important.

The highest ranked will be discussed at the SUSU AGM on 13th May 2015 in The Bridge at 12 noon.

You can see the suggestions here and voting is only open until tomorrow, 30th April 2015, at noon. So hurry.

Highlights include:

– A statue of SUSU the cat

-The abolition of student fees (ambitious?)

– A 24-hour gym

-Tea and coffee stations in the library

-Charging points on campus

-Free dissertation printing

-No classes that finish at 6pm on a Friday

The list of 120 suggestions is available for you to browse at your convenience.

We spoke to Megan Downing, VP Democracy & Creative Industries, to find out more about the project.

I feel this project is vital to reach out to the wider student body and the ‘Change One Thing’ notion is something that can easily be taken on by ALL students, as it’s a question that every student can answer.

Whether it is about their course, about their union or anything else they care about in university life, we can tap into that and try and make real change.

At a time when SUSU has come under criticism for failing to engage with students, Megan is feeling positive about the response to Change One Thing:

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our Change One Thing project for the Annual General Meeting, with four times more ideas submitted than last year!

This is something I’m SO excited about because it is so important that we’re giving a voice to so many individual students who want to make change. Students only have until TOMORROW to vote for the ideas that they care about the most!

What do you think is the most important thing that needs changing? Rank them on the SUSU website and drop us a comment!