Raise Your Voice


Raise Your Voice - Speak to us out and about!

Every week your Student Officers and key student facing staff spend a few hours a week discussing key student issues with you – our members. These can vary around different areas of the Union’s work so could be from anything around national government policy affecting all students across the country to facilities within your own University.

The information and opinions that we gather helps our Student Officers to be more representative in the high level committees that they sit on and to input into University and Union policy.

If you bump into any of our officers or staff, please give them any feedback on either the topic they are asking about or anything else that you’d like the Union to work on.

We want to make it easier for students to tell us what they want, with an opportunity for any student to submit an idea through the website. When an idea has been submitted other students will then have the opportunity to vote for or against an idea. Popular ideas will be carried forward for the Union to start working on.



What kind of ideas can be submitted?

You can submit any kind of idea.

This could be about a change you want to see made in the University or the Students’ Union, or perhaps you think we should be campaigning on a national issue.

No matter how big or small, we welcome all ideas. 

Perhaps you would like more common areas on the University campus, or you are in need of locker space.

Perhaps you think we should be campaigning on a specific key government issue.

Whatever your ideas we want to hear from all students.


  • We will keep you informed along the way

  • If your idea receives 50 likes it will be considered, and you will be invited to a meeting to discuss the next steps.

  • This could be anything from, if it's a simple idea, the Union carrying it forward straight away, to, the idea being put to Assembly for final approval. 

  • If your idea receives 25 likes we will share it on our social media

  • You then need to let your friends know, share the idea and get them to vote

  • This is reviewed by Union staff, who will confirm that it doesn't conflict with our purpose or values, then make it live on the website. 

  • Submit your idea



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