Are you looking to make some noise about something you care about or generate some support for an idea?

Welcome to Change It this tool enables you to submit ideas to Student Council to be voted and acted upon.

Submit any idea and wait to see how many votes it gets.

How does it work?

Step 1: Think It 

Think about what this issue is and how you want it solved, follow this structure if you're stuck!

Facts: What is the issue you’re trying to address? What do we already know about this issue?

Impacts: How does this issue affect students, and in what way? Is it negative?

Reacts: What would you like the Students’ Union to do to address the issue? How do we need to take it forward?

Step 2: Change it: 

Use Change It to input your idea, check to see if the idea has already been passed as we might already be working on it! If you are studying on a professional course, before submitting an idea, please ensure that you are considering your professional guidance/ agreement with the University.

Step 3: Vote it:

Get your cohort and peers to vote on your issue! It must get at least 25 up-votes, and a total of 25 up-votes more than down-votes within 3 months of posting in order to be added to the SU Student Council agenda, otherwise it will be rejected*

Can't see your idea? 
If you submitted your idea over three months ago and hasn't reached 25, it will be removed. But this does mean you can re-submit and let your cohort know to gather more up-votes!


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  • 1 score
    1 voter

    Bring back the No-Detriment Policy

      With the current circumstances with Covid-19 and new variant of omicron. There is the potential, that students will be affected by this and it may harm the performance of some specific modules. Students should be rewarded for their best modules (regardless of what they are) and have their hard work acknowledged from this. Therefore, this will relieve pressure from students and allow them achieve the best possible outcome, without the disruption of Covid-19.
    Ruth Truscott
    2:32pm on 5 Jan 22 Hi, Thank you so much for you change it suggestion, we have brought it to the university and they have submitted the following response: "The Office for Students (OfS) position is very clear in relation to the responsibility on Universities to respond to good degree inflation, we have signed up to the concordat and Academic Board have put measures in place to protect the future value of our degrees. Those arrangements include algorithms that include all assessments in level five and six for undergraduate students. The University is committed to maintaining academic standards and to being fair to all students by enabling all students to have the opportunity to complete their studies, which includes all of their modules, to the best of their ability. Prior to publication to students, all assessment tasks are approved on the basis that they test the learning outcomes of the module at the appropriate level and that they are fit for purpose, i.e. achievable within the context students are operating within. In addition, the University has put in place a range of provisions, in the form of extensions, to enable students facing individual challenges to have the additional time they need to ensure their completed assessment activity reflects their best work. The University will keep the situation under review but at the current time, we believe the arrangements we have put in place that, where necessary, allow students additional time to complete their assessment, are sufficient."
    *As a Students’ Union, we understand that some ideas affect a smaller community but are still just as important so do still submit these ideas and we are happy to chat to you!