Each term, students submit ideas for what RUSU should do. Campaign and Policy ideas are voted on in an All Student Vote. The Spring 2020 Change It vote was held between 10th to 14th February.
2 ideas competed as Campaign ideas. Up to two ideas can pass, if they achieve over 200 votes.
198 students voted in a single transferrable vote system. The results for each idea (in the first round of the election) were as follows;
- More pedestrian crossings around campus (141 votes)
- Safe cycling path to Northcourt (43 votes)
This means that no ideas passed as they did not reach the 200 vote threshold.
Any number of policies can pass each term. To pass, a policy needs over 200 votes ‘for’ the idea. There need to be more votes ‘for’ than ‘against’. One policy idea was voted on this term:
- RUSU to support the Global Climate Strikes
205 students voted on this idea. There were 171 votes ‘for’ and 29 votes ‘against’, with 5 abstentions. The policy was therefore not passed as it did not meet the 200 votes threshold.
Don't forget to suggest your own ideas at Change It!