FAQ

You can submit an idea to Change It online. You'll need to log in before you can submit an idea.

You can submit almost any idea to Change It. Your ideas could be about changing the local community, improving the university or improving RUSU. Your idea could be about changing a small part of student life, or joining a national campaign – we want to be guided by what you want.

Your idea will appear online no more than 24 hours after submission. If your idea does not appear online within this time, please email changeit@rusu.co.uk.

After you've submitted your idea, you will receive an email giving details of the Change It process. This will give you details of the next Change It Ideas Feasibility Group meeting, where you can find your idea online, and how your idea will pass through the Student Voice process.

Student Voice will debate your idea and vote on whether it should go to an All Student Vote or not. All students can attend and speak for or against ideas at Student Voice, but only Student Voice Members can vote. Find out more about Student Voice, including when the next meeting will take place, at the Student Voice Key Dates page.

No, only students who have submitted an idea to Change It can attend these meetings. However, you can have your say on ideas submitted to Change It by attending Student Voice, where each idea will be debated by students.

Policies are a set of rules and principles that guide the way that RUSU acts and operates, such as a Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment policy or a policy on animal cruelty. A campaign requires RUSU to lobby a person or organisation on behalf of students to change something for the better, e.g. campaigning to put a cap on halls prices. Campaigning often involves increased resources and different organisations.

Yes! RUSU staff and the Full-Time Officer team will support you to promote your idea to other students. You will be given resources by RUSU which you can put to use should you wish to. You must note that campaigning negatively is against the rules.

If an idea wins a Change It Policy Vote, it will become RUSU policy for two years. After two years, it will be reviewed by the RUSU Policy & Procedures Committee who will see if it is still relevant to the organisation and make a decision about it accordingly.

If an idea wins a Change It Campaign Vote, it will become a RUSU campaign for two years. This means that it is a priority for the student body and that the RUSU Officers have to work on it for two years or until change is achieved.

If you have feedback about Change It!, please contact RUSU President at president@rusu.co.uk.

RUSU President 2019/20 Molli Cleaver

President
Molli Cleaver