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Lead on the Postgraduate Taught Experience

Lead on, and champion, the experience of Postgraduate Taught students at the University of Exeter, striving to ensure that the University and the Students' Guild are inclusive and mindful of the needs and experiences of Postgraduate Taught students. Critically holds the University to account on all matters pertaining to students on Postgraduate Taught programmes.

 
Lead on the Postgraduate Research Experience

Lead on, and champion, the experience of Postgraduate Research students at the University of Exeter, striving to ensure that the University and the Students' Guild are inclusive and mindful of the needs and experiences of Postgraduate Research students. Critically holds the University to account on all matters of Postgraduate Research.

 
Student Housing Cooperative

Student Project to create an Exeter Student Housing Cooperative

 
Lead on Welfare, Rights, and Decolonisation

Champions the Rights and Welfare of all Exeter students both in the community and on the University's campuses. Listens to and amplifies the voices of Exeter students, advocating improvement in student support, and the removal of structural barriers at Exeter.

 
Lead on the Academic Experience

Lead on, and champion, the Academic Experience at Exeter ensuring the University strives for constant improvement whilst also ensuring that any decisions on the education and academic experience at the University is to the benefit of all students. Critically holds the University to account on all matters of education.

 
Lead on Democracy and Student Activities

Lead, promote, and champion successful Student Activities at Exeter: be they the student medias, volunteering, societies, or student groups. Uphold student democracy assisting and ensuring that students engage with, make change, and lead their Students' Guild.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Lead the Students' Guild

Leads the Sabbatical Officer team, advocating for and on behalf of all Exeter students. Takes strategic and executive decisions and holds the Chief Executive to account through being Chair of Trustee Board. Represents all Exeter students to the University, the local community, and nationally.

 
Wednesday 25 Apr 2018: [Seminar] Exoplanet Chemistry

Sally Blumenthal - University of Exeter

 
Oversee Guild governance, finance and strategy

Trustee Board are responsible for the management and administration of the Guild and (subject to the Students’ Guild Memorandum & Articles and Bylaws) may exercise all the powers of the Guild as outlined in the Memorandum & Articles.

 
Monitor Student Elections

Working with staff, and the Student Elections Officer; make sure that Student Elections are kept relevant to students and as engaging as possible.

 
Monitor Student Ideas

Working with staff, and the Student Ideas Officer; make sure that Student Ideas is kept fun, relevant to students and as engaging as possible.

 
Develop the sustainability policies of the Guild

Work within democratic structures to develop and improve sustainability policies of the Guild.

 
Postgraduate Conference 2018: Space, Place and Interface

Keynote Speakers: Professor Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck); Dr Chris Laoutaris (Birmingham)

 
To work with the Humanities Subject Chairs

To actively seek opinion and feedback from the Humanities Subject Chairs, and take responsibility for leading on issues and feedback until they are resolved.

 
Push for sustainable services

Demand services, from both the Guild and the University, to be sustainable and ethical, reducing our impacts upon the environment.

 
Interruption Mentoring

Student Project to support students who are currently interrupted, and students who are returning from interruption back into their studies.

 
To work with the Medical School Subject Chairs

To actively seek opinion and feedback from the Medical School Subject Chairs, and take responsibility for leading on issues and feedback until they are resolved.

 
Assist and oversee campaigns

Work with students and student leaders to deliver effective campaigns that produce measurable change.

 
Lead the University-level engagement with sustainability

Engage with, and lead, the approach to sustainability within the Guild and the University in order to influence decisions and make change happen.

 
Hold a proper consultation on what should replace the NatWest branch on campus

This idea has been passed on to President Shades and VP Activities to investigate.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
To work with the undergraduate Business School Subject Chairs

To actively seek opinion and feedback from the Humanities Subject Chairs, and take responsibility for leading on issues and feedback until they are resolved.

 
Engage with national campaigns

Where appropriate, familiarise yourself with the campaigning work of the National Union of Students, rolling out national campaigns on a local basis.

 
Support Sustainability Projects

Assist volunteers in completing Sustainability Projects and lead the work with Guild staff to make decisions regarding resourcing Projects that are accessible to all students.

 
Monday Morning
Kick off!

Day one kicks off!

 
Lobby the University to provide a breakdown of how tuition fees are spent

The University publishes an annual financial statement. The 2016-17 statement is available now and the 2017-18 statement will be published in July 2018. This will be a central project as part of the Guild's value for money strategy group.

 
To liaise to support the Natural Science Subject Chair

The CEMPS and CLES College Officers should liaise about Natural Sciences to ensure issues are raised in the appropriate places.

 
Campaign on sustainability and environmental issues

Use democratic systems to campaign on sustainability and environmental issues, with a focus on reducing the barriers to sustainability for marginalised students.

 
Volunteer Charter

The Volunteer Charter sets out the Rights of student volunteers, and the responsibilities they have. This charter is influenced heavily by the work of Cumbria Council who use a similar model to ensure the communities they support work in ways which enable volunteers rather than exploiting them.

 
Notice of Elections

Notice is hereby given that elections are to be held.

 
Welcome from the VP Postgraduate

An introduction from Josip Martincic, the newly-elected Vice-President Postgraduate at the Students’ Guild.

 
Guild outlets to charge 5p for the optional use of plastic drinking straws

May 2018: The Guild is now compliant with NUS 'The last Straw' campaign.

 
Ideas Facts: 2017

These numbers are updated regularly - last updated 9 March 2018. Final update on 23 March 2018.

 
Represent International Students

Advocate for and amplify the voices of international students at Exeter, raising issues, and encouraging participation in the activities and work of the Guild.

 
Represent International Students

Representing issues facing international students at Exeter, and to encourage the participation of these students in the work of the Guild and the life of the University

 
Welcome Team Awards

Student Activities Team hosted the annual Welcome Team Awards this week

 
Introduction to PGR Executive

Find out about the PGR Executive, your channel for providing feedback to your elected officers at the Students’ Guild, and the senior management team of the Doctoral College.

 
Hand out McDonalds application forms on picket lines

This was a political idea, and fails because there were too few voters. No further action will be taken.

 
To work with the CLES Subject Chairs

To actively seek opinion and feedback from the CLES Subject Chairs, and take responsibility for leading on issues and feedback until they are resolved.

 
To work with the CEMPS Subject Chairs

To actively seek opinion and feedback from the CEMPS Subject Chairs, and take responsibility for leading on issues and feedback until they are resolved.

 
Actively engage with the Liberation Networks

Engage with, and support, the Liberation Networks to assist in building and maintaining grassroot dialogue and action on marginalised experiences.

 
Ensure effective representation for International Students

Work with the Sabbatical Officers to ensure the Guild is effective in its representation of international students within the University

 
Ensure effective representation for International Students

To work with the Sabbatical Officers to ensure the Guild is effective in its representation of international students within the University

 
Print Room Update

New Paper in the Print Room

 
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from postgraduate research students about their learning and supervision experience.

 
Fix / add in more powerful and actually working hand dryers in the women’s DH1 toilets

This is a Maintenance request because the toilets are managed by the University. We have done the paperwork and this idea now closes.

 
To liaise to support the Natural Science Subject Chair

The CEMPS and CLES College Officers should liaise about Natural Sciences to ensure issues are raised in the appropriate places.

 
Actively engage with the Liberation Networks

Engage with, and support, the Liberation Networks to assist in building and maintaining grassroot dialogue and action on marginalised experiences.

 
Push for International Student-friendly services

Push the Guild and University in providing services and spaces that are sensitive to the diverse needs, beliefs and cultures of our international community.

 
Push for International Student-friendly services

To push the Guild and University in providing services and spaces that are sensitive to the diverse needs, beliefs and cultures of our international community.

 
 
 
Temporary withdrawal of Gluten Free Pizzas

Recent changes to the menu in Italiano Pizza

 
PGR Rep Training

Information about the upcoming training session for all PGR Reps, hosted by the Students’ Guild and Doctoral College.

 
Introduce meal deals that don't include drinks to reduce plastic waste

The Guild Shop now ensures every meal deal has a canned drink option which is widely recycled across campus. They have also met with the NUS and are working hard to continue to increase the range of canned drinks with meal deals.

 
Promote and implement an intersectional approach to decolonisation

Embody an intersectional approach to all liberation work; we do not live single-issue lives.

 
Push for International Student-friendly communication

Provide guidance on the Guild’s communication methods, ensuring that all relevant information about activities, support and commercial services is effectively communicated

 
Push for International Student-friendly communication

To provide guidance on the Guild’s communication methods, ensuring that all relevant information about activities, support and commercial services is effectively communicated

 
Tar Barrels 2018

Bonfire nights in Devon are more than just fireworks – we have flaming tar barrels.

 
October Rep of the Month

And the winner of the October Rep of the Month Award is…

 
Reimburse students for lost contact hours due to strikes

This Idea about the UCU strike action is a duplicate of an Idea which has already passed, and was therefore refused.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
 
Promote and implement an intersectional approach to decolonisation

Embody an intersectional approach to all liberation work; we do not live single-issue lives.

 
Liaise with International Societies

Liaise with and support international societies who wish to organise events and/or campaign on issues relevant to the aims and objectives of those societies

 
To liaise with International Societies

To liaise and support international societies who wish to organise events and/or campaign on issues relevant to the aims and objectives of those societies

 
Mirror Announcement

Find out more about the Mirror scheme, which allows you to shadow Senior University and Guild Staff for a day. An excellent opportunity to gain insight into a variety of roles, and of particular benefit to those intending to follow careers within Communications, Finance, Research and Academia, Marketing, Management, and more.

 
Widening Participation

We're here to help

 
Bring back hallomi bites in the ram

This idea has now lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Address emergent themes and issues

Tackle and campaign on non-legal issues and emergent themes that come up through RiD, the anonymous reporting tool to raise instances of microaggressions and harm.

 
Leadership Conference wrap-up

The first Academic Representation Leadership Conference took place on Saturday 20 October.

 
Jailbreak Is Back

Exeter RAG’s biggest event is back!

 
Have the Women's 6 Nations shown in the Ram to promote equality in sport

After some internal discussions, it was agreed that this would be carried out for the remaining matches where there were not scheduling conflicts with other sports with higher audiences and inside opening hours.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Maintain the Wellbeing Information Directory (WiD)

Liaise with staff support at the Guild to maintain and promote the Wellbeing Information Directory.

 
Message Centre – how to email the students you represent

Keeping in touch with the students you represent is a vital part of your role as an Academic Rep. The Students’ Guild website has a Message Centre which allows you to send messages to students within your subject. Read the message centre article to find out how.

 
Election Results

Results of the last election

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Learn and teach intersectionality

Never speak on behalf of others; always raise their voices.

 
Collect your Academic Rep stash!

The first set of Academic rep hoodies have now arrived and are ready to be collected!

 
The Great Debate Tour

The Great Debate Tour visits campus

 
Commission a statue of Beastie the Cat on the St. Luke's Campus

April 2018: This idea is a win. Click here for details of the a fundraiser

 
Language: Reps

Modern Languages covers a variety of language options, and students may study one, two or more languages.

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

To represent student views on Employability within the subject, and potentially also be involved with relations with Alumni of Exeter.

 
Address emergent themes and issues in wellbeing

Tackle and campaign on non-legal issues and emergent themes in wellbeing and mental health that come up through speaking to students and Liberational Network Reps.

 
 
Portfolio Roles and Additional Members

Find out more about Portfolio Roles and Additional Members, and how they fit in with your SSLC and Subject Council.

 
DAY 5: RAG CHALLENGES

Day 5 of RAG’s 5 international challenges are now open

 
Come up with a more effective method to prevent people 'saving' library spaces with their belongings

This idea is a pass and will be followed up with the library before the end of the democratic year.

 
Call out instances of structural discriminatory practice at the University

Confront behaviours and practices that are harmful, discriminatory, and marginalising, and challenge cultures that reproduce these behaviours and practices.

 
 
DAY 4: RAG CHALLENGES

Day 4 of RAG’s 5 international challenges are now open

 
SSLC Meeting Feedback

As SSLC meetings continue, please remember to fill out the SSLC meeting Feedback survey. Remember to stay in contact with your College’s Student Engagement Officer, send apologies and reports on collected feedback to them whenever you are unable to attend an SSLC meeting, and check your emails regularly for further meeting dates and information.

 
Restore the Forum Gorilla (Takamanda) a.k.a. Harambe

April 2018: 'The night porters experienced a lot of difficulty at night times and Takamanda has moved to a safer location on campus.' This idea fails in action

 
Build structures of support and empowerment

Construct radical new structures of support and empowerment for students at the margins, building on the work of the DVP Liberation in calling out instances of structural discriminatory practice at the University and within the student body.

 
DAY 3: RAG CHALLENGES

Day 3 of RAG’s 5 international challenges are now open

 
Find Your Reps

Please remember to point the students you represent to this page so they can contact you!

 
Do you know about the Postgraduate Society?

Introducing Exeter's Postgraduate Society.

 
FREE Academic Representation Hoodies!
University of Exeter Students' Guild Voice

Redeem your FREE Rep, Subject Chair, or College Officer hoodie.

 
Establish a dedicated audiology service for deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus

This idea idea passes with a first and will be put to the top of our priority list.

 
World Mental Health Day

Helpful information from Nightline

 
Meet the AcRep Team
University of Exeter Students' Guild Voice

Meet the members of the Academic Representation Team.

 
Have paper and cardboard bins in the forum and increase the number of cup recycling bins

This idea is a duplicate of a passed Gold Idea which is still open as a funded project.

 
DAY 1: RAG CHALLENGES

RAG’s 5 international challenges are now open

 
Rep Spreadsheets and SSLC Ratings
University of Exeter Students' Guild Voice

Learn more about our new SSLC Rating system

 
The Guild should build a snowman

As this is doubly conditional on both snow and it sticking, it has been passed directly to the Sabb Team. The answer was Yaaaas.

 
Celebrating student hubs

Amory Hub officially opens today

 
Remove the revolving doors in the forum and replace them with normal double doors

This is a duplicate of an Idea which is still open for action, and has been refused.

 
Politicians visit campus

Anna Soubry, Chuka Umunna, and Amelia Womack visited campus today

 
Academic Representation Leadership Conference
Image of students in the Forum Street

The Students’ Guild and the University of Exeter are hosting the very first Academic Representation Leadership Conference, open to all Academic Reps, Subject Chairs and College Officers. Book your place now!

 
Student representation in the process for deciding Vice Chancellor pay

Guild President does attend University Council which overseas the VC pay, based on recommendations from Remuneration Committee. As Guild President currently has the right to sit on this committee we shall recommend that next year's Guild President takes up this seat. This has been discussed with the proposer.

 
Freshers & Returners Ball 2018

Over 1,500 students attended the Freshers’ and Returners Ball

 
AcRep Hello 2018
Academic Rep Hello 2017 in DH1

Directly after the Academic Representation Leadership Conference, we will be holding the annual ‘AcRep Hello’ event in the Forum, to give those involved in Academic Representation a chance to meet the students and staff they will be working with throughout the year. Entry to the event is free with complimentary refreshments provided, and all academic reps, Subject Chairs, and College Officers are welcome to attend.

 
Lobby the University to publish all senior management expense claims

We shall pass this to the Guild President for further investigation and action.

 
Coming Soon... (October edition)
Image containing the words Coming Soon

Find out more about important upcoming events and opportunities for Academic Reps...

 
BBC Music Day

XMedia is joining with BBC Introducing to put on a thrilling night of live local music

 
Improve toilet facilities

We have found in the past the maintenance requests do not pass when put online as Student Ideas - we suggest that these requests go to the University Campus Services Help Desk here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/campushelp/ or use the SID service here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/sid/ for maintenance requests.

 
Be Accountable

Be held to public account on the Guild website; to be held to account by attendance at official meetings, voting record, election promises and actions and decisions taken whilst in elected Executive office.

 
Black History Month
NUS poster for Black History Month

Black History Month October 2018 Starts!

 
Appeal Deadlines

Useful information about appeals.

 
Introduce Mandatory Listing of Lectures on ELE Module Pages.

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
Communicate

Talk to students face-to-face or by email or social media, and share their concerns and ideas with others.

 
Academic Societies
Picture of students manning a stall in the Forum

Discover your Academic Societies and find out more about how you can get involved!

 
Freshers' Arrival Weekend

A top night at the Lemon Grove’s Welcome to Exeter party

 
There should be sanitary vending machines in girls' toilets all over campus

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
Actually do something

Actually campaign, lead and bring about change.

 
AcRep Resources
University of Exeter Students' Guild Voice

The Academic Representation resources page is now live - this page includes the Rep Handbook and information for staff.

 
Eat well, feel good with VegSoc

With all the fun of Fresher’s and the stress of uni life it can seem challenging to make time to cook healthy and tasty food.

 
Guild to declare that Feminism is Cancer

Following a complaint, voting on this idea has been closed 23 February 2018.
The complaint relates to duties on Charities as Service Providers under the Equality Act 2010 to refrain from acts which directly or indirectly target a protected characteristic (in this case gender) causing a "hostile or intimidating" environment.

 
Be professional

Be professional when performing the elected role.

 
 
Summer Adventures 2018

An update on Summer Adventures 2018.

 
More and frequent shuttle buses to and from campus

This is a duplicate of an idea which is still live for action.

 
Postgraduate Representation - Update

Read about the changes to postgraduate representation as a result of the consultation which took place from March - July 2018.

 
Allow societies to do offline elections if they would prefer

Societies can already opt-out of online elections.

 
RAG Fundraise Over £110,000

They've smashed their targets

 
The hot water tap in A&V is NOT turned off before 9pm

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
Oil squeaky door to group study area by law library

We have found in the past the maintenance requests do not pass when put online as Student Ideas - we suggest these go to the University Campus Services Help Desk here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/campushelp/ or use the SID service here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/sid/ for maintenance requests.

 
Financially Support all Election Candidates

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Publish a list of routes into university away from picket lines

This idea did not receive enough votes and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Give extended deadlines on assessments due in which will be affected by strikes

This idea did not receive enough votes and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Install more drinking fountains around campus to make it easier to use your own water bottle

Campus space is at capacity for waterfillers at present but if you have any further  suggestions for a specific place for a water filler please send your suggestion directly to campus services.

 
Organise debates for non-Sabbatical positions during Guild elections

This idea has failed as it did not get 25 votes. No further action will be taken.

 
Ram deliveries so I can have chicken burgers everyday day

We did look into Deliveroo, delivering our products, but they do charge a substantial commission fee and because our products are very cheap already this wouldn’t be viable.

 
 
Ideas being acted on should still be able to be voted on to gauge support

We believe that the confusion indicated here is inherent in the concept of Ideas remaining open for voting while they are being actioned – once a democratic vote is over it is final and the consequences of the vote must be carried out. We have no plans to keep votes open after the published closure date for certainty in democratic decision-making. If all ideas were kept open to gauge further support then no action would ever be possible and student ideas would have failed its’ purpose.

 
Reimburse students for missed lectures during the strikes

This idea was recieved on 21 February 2018 and refused. It is a duplicate of an existing passed Large Idea and no further action is required.

 
Oppose further UCU strike action over our exam periods

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Bring back Campus Security rescues on a night

May 2018: No change agent came forward, this idea fails in action at the end of the democratic year.

 
Dedicated nap room with a few sofas, for catching up on sleep during the day

This idea is a duplicate of one which is live for action, and has been refused.

 
The University should reimburse the fees that we are paying for nothing during the UCU strike

This idea has been rejected as it is a duplicate of an existing idea which has passed for action.

 
 
Install a ski lift on forum hill

The University Grounds team won't accept this idea because of the very high cost and danger to health.

 
Improve the toilets in Hatherly

We shall pass the idea on to the University team responsible for facilities and buildings.
Logged with Maintenance on Monday, 16 April 2018 13:13 and the Request Reference Number is 382995.00
Description: Estimate Request
Priority: 06, Attend within 1 month
Building: Hatherly Building

 
Play 'Rasputin' by Boney M 24/7 in the forum

This would be in violation of Licensing Act 2003

 
 
STOP the new system of using bluetooth/location on mobile phones to track student attendance

Click here for VP Education Bryony Loveless' closing statement

 
Having access to ReCap’s of other Modules, not part of one's degree programme

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
Disallow smoking in front of the Forum

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Put a microwave and hot water tap in Queens (café)

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
The Guild should boycott the NSS

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Lube Forum Hill to help enforce the picket line!

This idea has been rejected as crossing the line between fun and flame-bait.

 
Introduce a fine dining restaurant on campus

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Pay for laundry machines using our Uni card instead of coins

VP Activities Becca Hanley has organised that when the contract ends with the current providers in October the washers will be changed to pay by card/app.

 
Play speeches by Margaret Thatcher near picket lines on campus

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
I'd like to start a Buddhist Society

Student Societies are overseen by Societies Executive, and a new Society needs to affiliate to the Guild before it can take on members.

 
Host 'Vice-Chancellor's Rameoke with the lads' every month

February 2018: The Vice-Chancellor regretfully declines

 
Introduce a smaller portion of nachos at the Ram for the price of curly fries

Unfortunately from a price point this would not be viable

 
 
 
Bring back the piano to the forum

This Idea is a duplicate of an existing Idea which is still open for action. It has been refused as a duplicate.

 
Change Student Idea voting deadlines from midnight to midday

This idea has been refused because the technology used to make student ideas work is set on display dates which means that Ideas close at midnight because the date changes. To make this change would mean staff intervening in every poll to close it manually, which would be impractical at best and impossible during busy times.

 
The Print Credit Loaders in the Library should not be replaced

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
One big varsity day against another university

Click for response from AU President Jim Balshaw

 
Leave spaces open on modules in module change week for those forced to change

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
The University publish a list of all staff who are to take part in the strikes

As Student Ideas has a no-names rule, and the release of names would also come into direct conflict with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) in that it would release a personal opinion held by an individual (Union membership and political activity with regards to strike action) we cannot put this Idea live for voting.

 
 
Stop the Ram Bar from using plastic sauce packets and use bottles instead to reduce plastic waste

This idea was received on 8 February 2018 and rejected.
It is a duplicate of an existing idea which is live for action.

 
 
The Guild should lobby the University to re-enter negotiations on Pension pay

This idea failed to get over 475 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Lobby the University and College Union to rename itself the Fabulous University and College Union!

This idea failed to get over 475 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Provide free shuttle transport from St Davids all day, not just early morning and late afternoon

President Shades has raised this with the University but the cost would be too significant

 
 
Run Exefest again this year

This idea did not achieve 475 voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
The Guild should not support the upcoming strike action - suggest diplomatic negotiations

This idea about the UCU strike action is duplicating existing Ideas which are still open for voting.

 
The guild should categorically condemn the upcoming University and College Union (UCU) strike action

This idea about the UCU strike action is duplicating existing Ideas which are still open for voting.

 
Guild to stand in union with striking lecturers

This idea about the UCU strike action is duplicating existing Ideas which are still open for voting.

 
No Platform the ignoramus who suggested we No Platform Tory MPs - you are the problem

As Student Ideas has anonymous submission, there is no way to draw out any action against a proposer of an Idea; particularly when the Idea itself has been rejected.

There is also no way by law that the Guild could take this action against a current member without violating charity law and the Education Act (1994).

 
 
Immediately release a list of all academic staff that are members of UCU and due to strike

As Student Ideas has a no-names rule, and the release of names would also come into direct conflict with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) in that it would release a personal opinion held by an individual (Union membership and political activity with regards to strike action) we cannot put this Idea live for voting.

 
The Guild should work with the university and academic departments to reschedule contact hours

This idea has failed to reach 476 voters and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Paper and cardboard recycling bins in the library

This idea was submitted on 5 February 2018 and rejected. There is a duplicate idea still live, which received third place as a Gold Idea and therefore has a funding stream to succeed.

 
Microwaves in the Business School

21 December 2017: All of the newly built hubs will have microwave and hot water facilities

 
Subsidize the price of Cadbury freddos back to 10p

May 2018: Subsidising Freddos from 30p down to 10p would be loss leading which is illegal under EU competition so this idea fails in action.

 
Free chocolate for all lecturers who cross the picket line!

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Fix Table 34 in the Ram pls. It’s wobbly. The table is sticking because I keep spilling drinks

This idea was submitted on 5 February 2018 and rejected as it is a maintenance request.
The proposer will be kept informed of any progress.

 
No platform all Tory MPs!

This idea was rejected on submission because it would be specifically unlawful to carry it out.

 
Exeter University to refund all students for lectures missed during strikes

As a large idea with a top mark, the Sabb team will take the next steps.

 
 
Create more diabetic-friendly and no-sugar-added food options on campus

This idea has lapsed with the close of the democratic year 2017-18

 
 
The Guild should support the upcoming University and College Union (UCU) strike action.

The Guild's revised Statement can be viewed at: https://www.exeterguild.org/news/article/6001/UCU-Update-Following-Student-Ideas

 
Replacement student ID cards should not cost £10

Click here for SID's closing remarks

 
Shuttle bus/bus route from Mount Pleasant to Streatham campus

March 2018: President Shades has raised this with the University who continually review their transport routes but the cost of another bus would be too significant so this idea fails in action.

 
Stop The Ram Bar from using plastic cups before closing to help stop plastic waste

We only use plastic cups for water and during busy periods/events as a safety precaution.
We are currently looking into a bio-degradable cups/ paper and also plan to go straw less once and are working on a campaign to introduce this across the guild outlets.

 
Subtitles on Recap lecture recordings

We will start the conversation with the relevant people at the University to determine if this idea can be carried out.

 
Improve the lighting in Pieminister

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Allow societies to use Student Guild catering rather than Fresh Ideas, who are over priced.

Societies are very welcome to use Guild catering, just ask management at the front desk to book.

 
Gluten free sandwiches or lunch options available on St Luke's campus

President Shades has presented this idea to be implemented alongside the XKeys refurbishment.
April 2018: this idea closes as a win.

 
Locks on the toilet doors in DH1 that work

A maintenance request has been submitted. No further action.

 
Petition to change the Physics with Astrophysics degree course title to Physics with Astrology

This idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
To improve student.com Wi-Fi in halls allowing us to do the work we need to do without interruption

The Guild has no control over an external organisation's facilities or services but your complaint has been passed on.

 
Microwaves in Queens building!

This idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Floor plans of Queens and Amory buildings to be displayed in prominent places within the buildings

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Amend the NUS proposal to extend the No Platform policy into online spaces

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Support One Student One Vote at NUS Conference

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Implement Fair and Impartial Idea Reviewing

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Dedicate a shuttle bus service from St. David's to St. Luke's

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
More cardboard/coffee cup recycling spots around Streatham Campus

This idea was received on the 19 January 2018 and rejected. It is a duplicate of another idea which has passed, and is still a live project.

 
Send a motion to NUS National Conference calling for the end of pineapple on pizza

This idea was vetoed by the executive during the drafting process.

 
Ban Adidas Superstars from the Forum

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Charles Stiles Mystery Diners to be played all day in the Ram...

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Lemmy Reps

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Send a motion to NUS Conference to support student enterprise

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Bursaries to encourage sports participation for wellbeing at the beginning of each year

The idea has failed because too few students voted. No further action will be taken.

 
Accept American Express as a form of payment

The idea failed to achieve the minimum number of voters and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Specialised rooms for jacking off in all major study areas

This idea was submitted using another students' ID as a prank.
It has been withdrawn and no further action will be taken.

 
All meat served at Guild outlets should be clearly labelled with its slaughtering practice

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Take a Motion to NUS Conference to increase support for those with dietary needs

The idea failed to achieve the minimum number of voters and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The forum piano to be present all year round

May 2018: This idea fails at the end of the democratic year.

 
University wide investigation to truly find out, who did let the dogs out?

Despite the high confused rating, after investigation the result is clear. VP Welfare and Diversity Kat Karamani 'let the dogs out' on 10 January 2018 @10:00am https://www.exeterguild.org/ents/event/18060/

 
Guild Print Room to have the facilities to print larger than A3 size

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The Guild should buy an abacus

We will not be buying an abacus, and this idea fails in action.

 
Preemptive no-confidence of the NUS Conference Chair

This idea was vetoed by the executive in the drafting process.

 
Demand real action on NUS gender inequality

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The Guild should create a Speakers’ Corner

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Improve the medical school facilities

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Improve St Luke's library

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Laundry facilities for Cook Mews and Llewellyn Mews

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
6 x 6ft neon signs in all quiet study spaces reading 'NO CRISPS ALLOWED'

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Play the hit TV show revival 'Raven' on the screens in the Ram once a week on a Monday

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The Ram should replace the packets of sauce with bottles

This idea fails because the theft of sauce bottles makes this economically and environmentally inviable.

 
Solar powered lights in resident hallways

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Turn forum hill into a massive slip and slide in summer

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The installation of of a quiet sleeping/napping area with sleeping pods or beds

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Host 2018 Premier League Darts in the forum

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Install Google Chrome on all University Computers

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
To have a semi-permanent ice rink on campus

This idea fails in action 27 Feburary 2018.

 
Lockers at St. Luke's

Too few students voted on this idea, and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Invite [redacted] to Exeter

Due to the use of the name of a living person, this idea has been failed.

 
Rename Shadow Council to 'Council of Shadows'.

This idea has not reached the voter threshold and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Cheaper prices for joining societies / a discount for postgraduate students who do

This idea has not reached the minimum number of voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Contactless card technology for laundry machines

This idea has failed to achieve enough voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Turn the Lemmy into a bar/pub

The cost of implementing change in the Lemmy would be more than £1,000 in investment. This idea has failed to reach the Large Idea voter turn-out and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Require that Guild funds are only used to fund Guild-affiliated groups

This idea has failed to achieve enough voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Get a bunch of dudes, do some adult horseplay

This idea has failed to achieve enough voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Turn the Activities and Volunteering Desk into a ball pit

This idea has failed to achieve enough voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Have the Ram serve breakfast in the afternoon

This idea has failed to achieve enough voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Update the computer software in the Ocean Room/Cave in the IAIS

Fewer than 25 students voted on this idea and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Turn on the heating in The Loft at weekends so it isn't a freezing place to study.

Fewer than 25 students voted on this idea and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Install an AGA in the Media Suite.

Fewer than 25 students voted on this idea and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Buy £2500 worth of cake for the Guild Chair and £2500 worth of cake for Exeposé

Fewer than 25 students voted on this idea and it has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
The University/Guild should sign-up to a specialist coffee cup recycling contract

This Idea came first in the competition for a share of the allocated University grant funds. We will work with the student proposer on project start-up and delivery.

 
Livestreaming Equipment for the AU to broadcast BUCS fixtures on Wednesdays and afternoons.

This Idea came second in the competition for a share of the allocated University grant funds. We will work with the AU on project start-up and delivery.

 
More paper/cardboard recycling points all around campus

The first working group meeting has taken place.
The proposal has been taken to Campus Environment Group for implementation.

 
To have some Virtual Reality PC's & headsets at St Lukes for immersive learning

Shades has brought this the the table as an action with St. Lukes.

 
A Subway on campus!

This Idea fails Jan 02 2018

 
Microwaves in the St.Lukes Library

This suggestion would pass as an ordinary Student Idea. We will provide relevant information to the University about all Gold Ideas which would have passed, for them to consider any action they may want to take.

 
My Idea is that in summer we should celebrate an amazing year in style - with 'Spill on the Hill'.

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Ski lift or something of the sort to help students get up forum hill.

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Install more regular shuttle busses from distant accommodations.

This service already exists please click through to find links

 
Secure Multi-Faith group Prayer Space on Campus

April 2018: Kat has  pressured the University to a satisfactory extent. She is communicating with various faith groups to ensure that all provisions are there. Have meetings coming up where she will present these findings. Secured £500,000-600,000 for this project.

 
Mature student study space

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Life skill classes (adult acclimatisation class) AAC

May 2018: No change agent was found so this idea fails in action at the end of the democratic year.

 
Buy a robot library police officer to kick out first years during finals

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Fix The Plugs In The Law Library

This is a maintenance request and has been passed on to Campus services. There will be no further action.

 
Install a 60ft Helter skelter outside the Forum

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Gold confetti cannons in the Lemmy

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Calisthenics Park on St Lukes campus

This idea has failed as too few students voted, and no further action will be taken.

 
A sleeping pod/ nap room

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
A bigger library with much more seats

"The University of Exeter Streatham Campus Masterplan Framework" does not include a library extension in the next decade but as noted in the comments there are hubs being built across campus. Read more about the University's estate strategy here http://www.exeter.ac.uk/campusservices/estate-services/estatemanagement/

 
Set up a constructive complaining/concerns webpage

Although this would have passed as an ordinary Student Idea, the high confused mark despite considerable additional information being given indicates that the concept would be difficult to deliver. We think Student Ideas covers most of what the idea is actually asking for.

 
Buy a new Guild van

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Installing a kitchen with hot water facilities in the library for tea/coffee

This suggestion would pass as an ordinary Student Idea. We will provide relevant information to the University about all Gold Ideas which would have passed, for them to consider any action they may want to take.

 
Use the money to allocate students print credit each term.

The grant money has been allocated to the winning projects so this idea is no longer relevant and closes 19 December 2017.

 
Dig a big hole and move the physics building underground

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Shelters for bike stands at Old Library and the main stand on St Luke's

This idea has failed due to low voter numbers, but President Shades has found a solution as part of a project to make upgrades St Luke's.

 
Consolidate 3rd year lecture and tutorials into 2 hour double slots

This Idea would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea due to the high confused score. Anyone wanting changes to lectures and seminars on their individual courses are advised to seek assistance from the Subject Chair or Subject Reps to have the issues bought to their SSLC.

 
Get air conditioning in Newman Blue!

A maintenance request has been submitted.
Logged on Monday, 16 April 2018 13:02 and the Request Reference Number is 382993.00
Description: Estimate Request
Priority: 06, Attend within 1 month
Building: Newman Building

 
Left handed or non-biased chairing

The cost of replacing all of the chairing across the Guild alone would cost over £1000 sot his idea scores zero and closes 19 December 2017.

 
Commission a local artist to paint a picture of our Vice-Chancellor riding a unicorn in space

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Give a £5,000 grant, spread evenly across them, to the three XMedia Societies

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Add a section to the iExeter app that allows people to see how busy the classes / facilities are

This has been passed to AU President Jim Balshaw who is looking at how to implement this.

 
Cheaper prices in the Ram

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Replace the staging in the M and D Room with a system suitable for use, and safe.

Given the costs involved in this Idea, it would have failed as an ordinary Student Idea. It therefore fails and no further action will be taken.

 
Have regular opportunities for students to play with or cuddle animals.

VP Welfare and Diversity will be making this available again for end of year exams.

 
A mental health hub in the forum

This Idea was withdrawn at the request of the submitter. 27/11/2017

 
The Guild should buy a helicopter

This Gold Idea has been closed following a complaint.

 
Replace the forum piano with a new, white Steinway and Son's grand piano

A brand new Steinway costs significantly more than £1,000. This Idea has failed to reach the required number of voters to pass as a Large Idea for Guild funding. Given the 9% confused rating the idea does not have sufficient democratic evidence to be passed on. No further action will be taken.

 
All lecturers to be taught formally how to use the lecture recording software

VP Education Bryony Loveless is working towards this with the University.

 
Get microwaves all over campus and some back in the forum and in the market place

21 December 2017: All of the newly built hubs will have microwave and hot water facilities.

 
Install coin machines in or by laundry rooms

VP Activities Becca Hanley has organised that when the contract ends with the current providers in October the washers will be changed to pay by card/app.

 
Introduce a reusable cup discount for the cafe in Queens Building

This idea has failed to reach the minimum number of voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Ask the guild to stop advertising outlandishly expensive private accommodation on official sites

The Guild receives essential income from offering external companies advertising space. Whilst we shall pass this idea on to the Commercial team for consideration it would take an instructional policy with ethical considerations or explicit instructions passed by a Large Idea to stop particular kinds of advertisement.

 
Beds on campus for naps!

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Put blinds in Pieminister!

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Invoice the AU for holding their elections

This Idea instructed us in a way that would have meant raising an invoice for work already done; without a purchase order it was fiscal in nature and became a Large Idea. As a Large Idea it has failed to reach the minimum number of voters required.

 
Have a mexican stand in Devonshire House and an Indian food stand in the Forum

This Idea has not got the minimum number of voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
We need more spaces - designate spaces for undergrad first years and so on

This Idea has a high confused rating, so we will ask the Proposer for clarification of the Idea and then take the result to Shadow Council.

 
Have hot water machines everywhere

The Guild has had a lot of consultation on the plans for the new study hubs and each will have hot water and microwave provisions, learn more here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/infopoints/

 
Paper recycling bins

This is an ongoing student project.

 
We need the foood trucks more than twice a month as they provide diversity to us students

This is a duplicate of an existing Idea which is open for voting. It has been refused.

 
Replace the revolving doors in the Forum

This idea is a duplicate of an existing idea which is still open for action. It has been refused.

 
Move student societies creation to Student Ideas

This Idea has not reached the minimum number of voters required and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
The Media Suite should be equipped with a fridge.

This idea is a win and no further action will be taken.

 
Bring back the halloumi sandwiches in the RAM

The halloumi sandwiches are available as the 'Halloumi Stacker'

 
More tissues in Guild shop

The Idea has not got the minimum number of voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Make a £2.99 vegan meal in the Marketplace

The Guild Shop offers an entire vegan section dedicated to the £4.49 vegan deal, encouraging competition from the University would not be commercially sound and therefore this idea will not be pursued any further.

 
International Year One students at INTO should get full access to the career zone

This isn't feasible because of the existing contract the University has with INTO.

 
Allow for open suggestions for Grad Ball as in previous years

The Idea did not achieve 25 voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Place a zebra crossing on Rennes Drive at the bottom of forum hill

This Idea is a duplicate of one which has passed and is waiting for action, and is therefore refused.

 
Larger or second gym facility on Streatham Campus

6% of the voters were confused. We shall consult with the original proposer to get additional clarity, then take the outcome to Shadow Council.

 
An option to recycle paper/card on Campus

This is already an ongoing student project and closes 12 December 2017

 
Stop people smoking inside the North Park Road bus stop, unwanted smoke is unpleasant to be next to

12% of the voters were confused. We shall consult with the original proposer to get additional clarity, then take the outcome to Shadow Council.

 
Have a page or link to the AU President's profile on the Guild website

This idea is a win and closes 02 January 2018

 
Start selling hard shakes in the Grove Diner again

The Grove will stock these again in January 2017

 
Remind Road users of the safe use of the pedestrian crossing on Prince of Wales Road

This Idea has failed as the number of voters was lower than 25. No further action will be taken.

 
Remove group work tables from the law library as they generate noise in a silent study area!

There are plans in the works to remove the tables and replace them with 46 study carrels.

 
Plastic Recycling Scheme with Reward

This Idea has failed as the number of voters was lower than 25. No further action will be taken.

 
Introduce bottled sauces in the Ram for curly fries rather than the small packets

The Ram used to use bottled sauces, but theft of the bottles made the option exceptionally expensive and inconvenient for all.

 
Free coffee, hot chocolate and cup of tea machine by library entrance

The costs of free hot drinks are prohibitively high for this idea to be carried out.

 
It would be great if a little cafe could be opened up in the Washington Singer Building

This Idea has failed as the number of voters was lower than 25. No further action will be taken.

 
 
Mindfulness training for staff so it can be incorporated into teaching

This Idea has failed as the number of voters was lower than 25. No further action will be taken.

 
I would eat every day in the Terrace Canteen if they supplied a really good salad bar

This Idea has failed as the number of voters was lower than 25. No further action will be taken.

 
Remove Automatic Door Lock for Undergrad Students in IAIS Cave/Ocean Room after 18:30

Undergraduate students can visit the main reception desk to activate permissions on their cards and access the Cave 24hrs

 
Make "My Safe Space" from South Park the Guild Anthem

This Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Make the Friday food market weekly again

December 14 2017: President Shades has a meeting with the Acting Director of Commercial Services at the University next week.

 
Expand the library downwards another two floors

This idea has been vetoed by Shadow Council: December 2017

 
Introduce a 'like' button on Student Idea comments.

19 December 2017: Comment threads and liking will launch in the New Year!

 
2 week January Exam period

March 2018: GES survey concluded that 64% of students did not want a change in the January exam period.

 
A 300MBPS upgraded eduroam

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Implement a student-only parking bay for commuting students

Spaces are very limited and are also shared by staff and visitors so there won't be any changes to how these spaces are allocated.

 
Mandatory Ideas

The Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
The Ram should start selling stubby beers

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Live stream lectures

Response from the university listed on this page

 
Open the aquarium to all students

As the Idea has a 9% confused vote, the proposer will be asked to clarify the request; and the subsequent information will go to Shadow Council for a vote on whether to veto the Idea.

 
Redesign the entrances to the forum

This idea is a duplicate of one which is open for action, and has therefore been refused.

 
Use Ecosia as default search engine

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
More academic support for English as a second language

The Idea has scored 46% and enters the waiting list for action to be taken

 
Make the SABB's wear uniforms so we can easily recognise them

The idea has failed on scoring and no further action will be taken.

 
Rename the National Union of Students to the Almost National Union of Students

This was vetoed by the executive during the drafting process.

 
Rename the position of Guild Chair to 'Imperial Cake Defender'

Shadow Council has Vetoed this student Idea.

 
Rename the position of VP Activities to 'VP Fun'

Shadow Council has Vetoed this student Idea.

 
Stocking up on various laptop chargers for use by students

The idea scores 38% and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
To have Forum Seminar rooms open past 10pm for students to be able to use as study rooms

The head of the library is looking into this but the seminar rooms are used as teaching space during the day so they need to be reset, cleaned and locked for use the following day. After 10pm the library is always very quiet and you can still use the space in there if you wish.

 
Add more gluten free vegan options in the guild shops, market place etc.

The idea has failed on scoring and no further action wil be taken.

 
Rename the Evangelical Christian Union to Exeter Christian Union

The idea has failed on scoring and no further action will be taken.

 
Get the university to double the Guild's budget

Referred to Shades as Guild representative on the Budget Scrutiny Group.

 
Install an escalator on forum hill

Again, University Campus Services reject this proposal because of health and safety concerns and the extreme cost of maintaining and building a structure like this.

 
The Ram should serve caviar

The idea failed on scoring and no further action will be taken.

 
Display student ideas on the screens around the Guild to increase student awareness and engagement

Change Team staff have been trained on the use of info screens and the Ideas template will launch at the beginning of December.

 
Put a glass roof over the roof terrace and create a sky garden

This student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Install nap pods in the Guild

The Idea failed to reach 475 voters and has failed.

 
Leave the NUS

The proposer did not reply to communication about establishing a campaign, and this Idea is therefore refused.

 
Take a motion to NUS National Conference that requests that Conference no platforms itself

The Idea was vetoed at Shadow Council on 29 November 2017.

 
Get a cool sponsor for the Guild

Shades: "Dominos is one of our sponsors and they’re quite cool. We have reached out to a few more companies so keep an eye out for some new announcements!"

 
Reward students with Guild points for creating and voting on student ideas

This idea has been incorporated in the Student Ideas review and is a long-term ongoing project but lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Publish a history of all of the changes made to the student ideas rules page

The Idea did not get 25 voters, and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
A day promoting British meat and agriculture

The idea has scored 34% and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Put signs outside the Sanctuary and on each desk that show that it is a silent study space

This Idea is a duplicate of an existing live Idea, and is refused.

 
On the Guild Website, articulate EXACTLY how the scoring system of Student Ideas works

The idea did not get enough voters and failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Give the Guild Chair cake

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Stop Peter Chalk works

The idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
More recycling bins at Point Exe

The idea did not achieve 25 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
 
Announce deadlines for Society Grant applications before they happen

This idea has been rejected as being within the control of Societies Executive

 
The Guild should have one day a week where foie gras is promoted

The idea failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Recycling bins for coffee cups next to all regular bins

This Idea is an active duplicate to an existing idea.

 
Floor plug sockets for DH1

As the idea did not reach the 425 voter minimum to pass as a Large Idea it fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More cycle parking areas

The idea has not reached 25 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More washing machines and drying machines in accommodation

The Idea did not achieve 25 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Pastoral support officer in CEMPS

The Idea did not achieve 25 voters, and fails. No Further Action will be taken.

 
Create a food donation stall at the Forum

This Idea has been rejected and no further action will be taken.

 
Providing an Access representative

The Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Install mirrors into Cornwall House Activity Room 3

This Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Pool table in or around Devonshire House

The Idea did not get 25 or more votes, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Better wifi in halls

The Idea failed to achieve 25 voters, and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Fix the sound mixing in the Ram

This idea did not get 25 voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
A designated napping room on campus for students to sleep in

The idea failed on scoring. No further action will be taken.

 
Give me free cake every 8am lecture

The idea has failed on scoring and no further action will be taken.

 
Nap rooms throughout the term

The idea did not get 25 voters and fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Menus for onsite food dispensaries on campus on the student guild website

Fewer than 25 students voted, and this Idea has failed

 
Make guild points more rewarding

Fewer than 25 students voted, and the idea fails.

 
The Students' Guild on St Luke's campus needs to start selling a range of food

This Idea has failed but President Shades has found a meal deal solution for St Luke's.

 
Have a shuttle bus from Duryard halls to main campus

The Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Promote Ecosia to help improve the lives of those suffering caused by deforestation

The Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Coffee machine in Library/Forum

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Restore the H bus to its previous route

The idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Install water fountains in X-Keys on St Luke's Campus

The Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Improve WiFi connection and cell reception inside Birks Grange

The idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Open the inter-block doors in Holland Halls

This idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
An iron cast toastie/sandwich maker for the Marketplace

This Idea has failed and no further action will be taken.

 
Bring back stamping at the Lemmy

This Idea is a WIN, click to read response.

 
Install a water machine into Cornwall House

This student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Make Good Boy the dog an official Sabbatical Officer

The Idea failed to get 25 voters, and has failed.

 
More information about PhD applications

Idea win: The Doctoral College and the Guild will run a campaign on how to apply for a funded or unfunded PhD, and will put together better resources on research proposal writing.

 
Significantly improve the women's changing facilities at Duckes Meadow Playing Fields

Jim tells us that the urinals are now removed, and further work is underway.
This idea is now closed and no further action will take place.

 
Replace forum lavatory hand driers with more effective models

Campus Services have agreed to update the driers on the next review, this idea is now closed and no further action will take place.

 
9 month or rolling 1 month gym membership

The Idea has passed with 69% and gets passed to the AU President for action.

 
Paper Recycling next to all University Printers

This is already an ongoing student project and closes 28 December 2017

 
Actually let us use the doors on the top floor of the library to exit into the forum

After the staffing restructure there is no longer provision for security on both floors. The library was redesigned to have one entrance so the gates can be monitored and high priority books don't go missing. 2016/17 President Toby Gladwin was involved in this consultation and agreed that this is the best solution. Please inquire with the library if you have accessibility needs as these can be arranged.

 
Loan for lockers should be available and renewable in both Forum and St. Luke's

This idea fails because of capacity issues but has been passed on as a suggestion for future hub builds.

 
Bring back jugs of water in the ram

This idea fails on 28 November 2017

 
Add in paper/cardboard recycling bins

This is already an ongoing student project and closes 28 December 2017

 
Have card machines available at A&V for societies to book out when doing events on campus

March 2018: We've looked at implementing this idea but unfortunately the card machines have to be set up with a single bank account and there isn't a way of differentiating between society's cost codes. This idea fails in action.

 
Reinstall the pedestrian crossing between Amory Building and Streatham Court

This Student Idea lapses at the end of the democratic year 2017-8.

 
Add more water fountains/water bottle refill stations in the University

20 December2017: There is a new fountain on the ground floor level inside the law library - on a wall between the ladies and gents toilets.  This also has a bottle filler

 
Student cards should expire after graduation

The University have responded: "a student card is a card confirming student status... afraid that this process cannot be altered."

 
Get rid of the revolving doors in the Forum and install automatic doors

April 2018: After three years of persistent consultation, Forum Management has included the voice of students to impact the direction of Estate Development, and the revolving doors in the Forum will be replaced in summer with lobby-style doors to improve staff and student welfare.

 
More recycling points around campus for disposable coffee cups

This is already an ongoing student project and closes 28 December 2017

 
The children of international students should be able to register with the University Health Centre

The needs of the proposer are complex so we have asked for further information.

 
Bring back chicken goujons to the Ram basket meals menu

The Ram's new head chef is overhauling the menu with freshly handmade items and will consider a breaded chicken option.

 
Remind students that the Sanctuary is a silent study space

Signs have been installed outside the Sanctuary.

 
Postbox on campus

This idea has already been implemented, you can post at marketplace and in DH1 and click here for a map of local postboxes.

 
If a student idea or campaign is receiving traction, it should be sent out in a weekly email...

Student Ideas will now feature in the Guild Times. This Idea closes as a win.

 
The University should stop using EClaims to pay Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

This Idea has been taken on by VP PGR and PGT as an ongoing project.

 
Bring 'The Market' to St. Luke's once a month

The market is being trialled in St Lukes fortnightly.

 
Allow us to download lectures from recap instead of only being able to stream them

Your VP Education has asked the University who have rejected this idea.

 
Open large forum lockers to all students

This idea fails due to accessibility and capacity issues.

 
Open the doors on the top floor of the library

After consultation with the Library, the Idea has been failed due to stock security and footfall disrupting study. However, in light of this Idea, the doors might be opened at a later date

 
Introduce break clause in accommodation agreement allowing to withdraw after 3 months

This Idea has failed, a statement from the Accommodation Office has been issued.

 
More bins around campus

A maintenance request has been submitted.
Director of Grounds has turned this down on the grounds of initial purchase and installation cost, and increasing staff numbers to empty them. There can also be a public health and vermin issue.
He also said that all users of the campus should "take responsibility for the cleanliness of your campus and take your litter to a recycling point or bin".

 
Kettle and microwave facilities for Undergraduates

All of the newly built University Hubs also have facilities.

 
Set up food waste bins in Exeter

This student project will launch in January 2018

 
Bring back sofas in the Ram!

This idea Fails 28 November 2017

 
Bring back the cheese sandwich in the Guild Shop

The cheese sandwich will be back in stock in January

 
Keep all food shops on campus open outside of term time for PGs and staff

This Idea has passed with 54% and enters the waiting list for action.

 
Put a surcharge on straws in the Lemon Grove

The Lemon Grove are switching to paper straws

 
Lower the rent price for Lafrowda and Birks Grange self catered

Click here for UPP and VP Welfare and Diversity's comment

 
Make more study space

This idea closes as a win on 21 November 2017. New University Hubs are available soon.

 
Cardiac hill to be made slip-proof (or safer in general)

Response from the Assistant Grounds Operations Manager: "From a grounds perspective the leaves have been cleared and this is done on a regular basis, we also put salt and grit down when the temps fall below 0 degrees"

 
Dedicated Postgrad study space on Streatham campus

The Idea failed to get 25 voters, and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Greater range of food products sourced from free-range or local suppliers

The idea has failed due to low voter numbers and no further action will be taken.

 
Rename [redacted] to [redacted]

This Idea has been subject to a complaint from a student as being problematic; voting is closed on this Idea.

 
Make MA inductions more engaging and useful

The Idea did not get enough voters, and has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Map on iExeter of Water Fountains

Fewer than 25 students voted, and the Idea has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Filter out emails that are irrelevant to part-time PG students not living in Exeter

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
The University website is not engaging enough

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Deal more effectively with food waste on campus

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
24 hour food store for library

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Dedicated postgraduate study spaces at St Luke's

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Record mandatory courses for part time and distance learning students

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Helping PostGrad students feeling part of the university

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Reshuffle the layout of the Guild societies page

This Idea requested a restructuring of society groupings, which was referred to Societies Executive.

 
Support network for those who have problems with their supervisors

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Separate/more information emails and induction for part-time Masters students

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Part-time PGR students in Humanities need their own lockers

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Downloadable maps for pleasant walk routes to discover the campus

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More e-books in the library for students who are studying with Exeter, but are based overseas

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Please can the university recommend Survey Monkey instead of Lime Survey

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Facilitate distance PGT student experience by promoting student led online meetings

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Improve distance learning by creating videos and online tutorials/workshops

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Increase the annual research allowance for PhD students

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Reduce the time to process and return student expense claims

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Have ecocups on campus, and have real incentives to use them in the different coffee shops

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More discount for students, especially for the some special days

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More activities on St Luke's campus

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Celebrate St David's Day in the Ram

This Idea has passed with 56% and a St David's Day Celebration has been added to the Ram events calendar.

 
Convert the energy that is created as gym members work out on the equipment at the University gym

This Idea is currently lapsed as additional information is needed from the submitter.

 
A society/community where music producers, DJ's, and vocalists can meet, collaborate on songs

This Idea requested a society affiliation, which was referred to Activities & Volunteering.

 
More affordable graduation robes

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Full subscription access to major news outlets

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Post boxes on campus

The Idea did not get the minimum 25 voters, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Make online module selection process easier

The Idea did not get 25 voters minimum, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Favourite food for catered halls

The Idea did not get 25 voters minimum, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Improve laundry facilities

The Idea did not get 25 voters minimum, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
More cardboard recycling and general waste bins

The Idea did not get 25 voters minimum, and therefore fails. No further action will be taken.

 
Repeal and Replace Student Ideas

This Idea has failed as it did not pass the Large Idea thresholds. No further action will be taken on this Idea.

 
No-platform Katie Hopkins

This Idea has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Stop putting victim blaming posters up in the Ram

This Idea has failed. No further action will be taken.

 
Put all academic office hours on the University website

This Idea failed as too few students voted. No further action will be taken on this Idea.

 
Make it illegal to have more than one NUS referendum every five years

This Idea was refused as it requested an outcome that would be unlawful under s.22 (2)(l)(ii) Education Act 1994.

 
Please can we turn the heating down in the library

This Idea failed as too few students voted. No further action will be taken on this Idea.

 
The Guild should disaffiliate from the National Union of Students

Withdrawn by the proposer before a vote went live.

 
Put on an undergraduate and masters research symposium

This Idea failed as too few students voted. No further action will be taken on this Idea.

 
Rename Queens Building and Queens Drive

This Idea has failed. No further action will be taken on this Idea.

 
Guild Points checker on iExeter

This Idea failed as too few students voted, however you can check the number of Guild Points you have using the Guild Points checker.

 
All 2016 Student Ideas

This is the full archive of all Student Ideas from the 2016-17 year.
There were 240 Ideas. 6,404 students cast 18,838 votes.

 
All 2015 Student Ideas

This is the full archive of all 2015-16 Student Ideas and Student Votes.
There were 436 Ideas. 1,781 students cast 23,854 votes.

 
All 2014 and earlier Student Votes

This is the full archive of pre 2015 Ideas, Votes and referendums.
In 2014 there were 114 Student Ideas and 3 Student Votes.
8,146 votes were cast on Student Ideas by 2,670 voters.

 
Ram to show multiple sports events simultaneously

This Idea has failed, and no further action will be taken.

 
Support short-time accommodation

The Idea has failed due to a lack of voters, and no further action will be taken.

 
Refer to [redacted] in all promotional media as 'The A&V Desk' only

This Idea has been subject to a complaint from a student as being problematic; voting is closed on this Idea.