Student Voice

What's Student Voice?

Student Voice is a RUSU forum where:

  • Students set the direction of the Union through policy and campaign proposals.
  • Ideas are discussed, put forward to campus-wide votes and their progress is reviewed.
  • Student Officers are held to account.

All students registered at the University of Reading can attend and debate ideas submitted to Change It! and participate in officer scrutiny. There is no need to book a place, just come along. All students can vote in the Reports & Scrutiny Section of the meeting.

Student Voice is also attended by Student Voice Members which are a group of elected student representatives from different areas of RUSU, from societies and sports club committee reps to Course Reps and Part-Time Officers.

Student Voice Members can also vote to decide whether to send ideas submitted to Change It to a campaign or policy vote or to reject the idea. If Student Voice Members send an idea to a campaign or policy vote, the idea is then put to a cross campus vote for all students to vote on.

Our full guide to Student Voice tells you more about Student Voice, the role of Student Voice Members, the order of the meeting, the processes relating to debate, amendments, voting that will be followed during the meeting and much more.

There are at least three Student Voice meetings each academic year. The last one this year was held on the 16th May 2019. Check out the Student Voice archive to see what happened!

Student Voice Chair role

The Student Voice Chair role is key to democratic debate in RUSU. Find out more.

Student Voice Meeting

Find out more about what happens at the Student Voice meetings each term.

Student Voice Archive

An archive for past Student Voice meetings. You can read past reports, minutes, and other relevant documents here.

RUSU Student Voice Chair 2018/19 Ellie Witheford

Student Voice Chair
Ellie Witheford