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Change It Results

Campaign Vote: Spring 2018

Voting took place from Monday 5th February 2018 until Friday 9th February 2018.

341 votes were cast in the Spring 2018 Change It Campaign Vote.

The winning campaign idea was Lobby the Uni to introduce lecture capture with 269 votes.

RUSU will now campaign on this idea for two years (until February 2020), or until change has been achieved.

The full breakdown of votes was:

  1. Lobby the Uni to introduce lecture capture – 269 votes
  2. Lobby the Uni to build a purpose built theatre – 160 votes
  3. Lobby the Uni to bring back our travel bursaries – 90 votes

Please note: these vote totals do not add up to 341 overall votes due to the Single Transferrable Vote system.

If you’d like, you can check out other current Change It campaigns that Reading students have asked us to work on.

Policy Vote: Spring 2018

Voting took place from Monday 5th February 2018 to Friday 9th February 2018.

648 votes were cast in the Spring 2018 Policy Vote.

Reading students were asked the following question;

Should RUSU adopt a policy to change drinking straws from plastic to biodegradable and charge 5p for them?

  • 491 votes were cast FOR the motion. (75.8%)
  • 132 votes were cast AGAINST the motion. (20.4%)
  • 25 abstentions were cast. (3.9%)

The motion was deemed to be carried with 491 votes (75.8%) cast in favour.

Campaign Vote: Autumn 2017

Voting took place from Monday 13th November to Friday 17th November.

470 votes were cast in the Autumn 2017 Change It Campaign Vote.

The winning campaign idea was Campaign for more plugs in teaching spaces with 324 votes.

RUSU will now campaign on this idea for two years (until November 2019), or until change has been achieved.

The full breakdown of votes was:

  1. Campaign for more plugs in teaching spaces – 324 votes
  2. Campaign for more Gender Neutral Toilets – 138 votes

8 students voted to abstain.

You can also check out other current Change It campaigns that Reading students have asked us to work on.


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