Change It!

Change It! allows you to get your voice heard. It makes it quick and easy to put forward ideas no matter how big or small.

Your ideas help RUSU to set priorities and implement the changes you want to see.

The deadline for ideas for this term was the 30th April. You can still submit ideas, and they will come to a RUSU forum in the next academic year.

Voting is now open!

Submit an idea now!

Change It! Campaign Vote - Summer 2019

At the Student Voice meeting held on 16th May 2019, it was decided to send 2 ideas to an All Student Campaign Vote. An idea must receive 200 or more winning votes to pass and receive the highest (or second highest) number of votes. Up to 2 ideas can win. RUSU will work on the winning campaign(s) for 2 years or until the campaign aim has been achieved, whichever is soonest.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 17:00 on Friday 24 May 2019 (in 2 days and 16 hours)

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Post List
Read more about the positions up for election and what each role entails.
Candidate List
See who's running for each post and read their manifestos.
Submit a Change It idea to RUSU Submit an Idea

Have an idea that you think could improve student life at university? Submit it here!

RUSU Change It results Results

Take a look at the outcome of the most recent Change It campaign and policy votes.

How Change It works at RUSU How Change It Works

An explanation of how the Change It process works and how to vote.

RUSU Change It key dates Key Dates

Important dates and events during the Change It submission and voting season.


Any and all questions about Change It!

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    RUSU to campaign for lower cost of graduation gown hire



      You pay £9000+ per year to study; you hand in your dissertation; you're done!  It's time to graduate. Your student loan may have run out and you might have to start paying back your overdraft.  But first! Graduation! Included in tuition fees, surely? Nope!

      After the amount of tuition paid, graduation should be included within that cost.  The university uses an external, private company to rent our graduation gowns and caps, so the profits don't even go back to future students.  Also, because they have a captive market (you can't exactly get your specific course/university gown from someplace else) they have freedom to charge whatever they want, another way that students are exploited.

      You've achieved so much while studying, you shouldn't have to pay a huge amount of money (again) to be recognized for it.

      RUSU should campaign to lower the cost of graduation gown hire.

    Democracy & Policy Coordinator
    5:01pm on 17 May 19 This idea was put forward to Student Voice and passed. The idea will be put to an All Student Vote, open from Monday 20nd to Friday 24th May. As there are only two campaign ideas this term, this idea only needs 200 votes to pass - but your vote still counts! Click 'vote' to have your say.