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    Make meal plans roll over

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      The problem I want to Change is:

      Catering for on campus accommodation is on a weekly basis and sometimes there is a lot of funds at the end of the week but it goes to waste when the next week comes.

       

      This is a problem for students because:

      The time period for usage of funds is too short.

       

      To change this, I think RUSU should:

      Either extend the time period for usage of funds or make it rolling (it adds onto the next weeks funds).

       

      This will help students because:

      This creates more flexibility and allows students to plan their usage of funds better

       

      Idea submitted by William Mah

    Democracy & Policy Coordinator
    2:28pm on 23 Mar 21 The following idea went to IFG: Title RUSU to lobby the university to roll over meal plans in catered halls The problem I want to Change is: Catering for on campus accommodation is on a weekly basis and student’s accounts get wiped at the end of the week. This means students are losing out on the money left on their accounts and don’t have a choice about where this goes. This is a problem for students because: There is not always long enough to use the allowance for meal plans before it is wiped which means students are losing the money left on their accounts. To change this, I think RUSU should: RUSU should lobby the university to not wipe catered accommodation accounts at the end of each week, extending the length of time money on the account can be spent, so students feel they have a choice about how their money is being spent in catered halls. This will help students because: It will create more flexibility and allows students to plan their usage of funds better. IFG decided this was a campaign for the following reasons: CAMAPIGN Welfare Officer contacted catering department at the university. Response stated that some students may over or under-spend if current system wasn’t in place and they manage catered halls provision on a ‘break even policy’. Response also noted that a similar idea came to SV approximately 2 years ago and as a result, a scheme was set up to put together catered packages for those in need. IFG felt that current system and reasoning for it still doesn’t address the issue surrounding the choice of the student. IFG felt students in catered halls may require clearer information up front so they understand what the terms of what they are agreeing to prior to signing up for catered halls provision. This idea cannot be achieved by RUSU alone so would require campaigning activities.
    Democracy & Policy Coordinator
    2:28pm on 23 Mar 21 This idea passed at Student Voice on the 2nd February and went to an all student vote. In the all student vote it received 21 votes and will not be worked on by RUSU as it did not meet the 200 vote quota.