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Alexis de Senneville

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Michelle Eke

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Rosita Ghotbi-Ravandi

Feedback Support Rep (Second Year)

 
Adaobi Amechi

Feedback Support Rep (Second Year)

 
Kristina Bahmutova

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Madison Blochet

Feedback Support Rep (Third Year)

 
Postgradute Survey Launches

The Students' Guild has launched the first part of an extenive review into student representation.

 
Hui Ping Adeline Thong

SSLC Rep (INTO Year One Psychology)

 
Sing Lam

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Exeter Raise and Give (RAG) Fundraise Over £110,000

The Students' Guild's biggest fundraising group have smashed their targets by raising over £110,000 this year so far for their partner charities.

 
Bethan Watson

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Eleanor Doherr

SSLC Rep (First Year Psychology)
Feedback Support Rep

 
Cian Pancucci

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Students Raise £515 for Guide Dogs Association

The Students’ Guild have raised £515.28 for the Guide Dogs Association after a successful day of play in Devonshire House.

 
Free Yoga Sessions throughout the year

Weekly Free Yoga: With funding from both the Doctoral College and the Students’ Guild, both the VP for PGR and PGT students will run weekly free yoga sessions for postgraduate students.

 
Hannah O'Dowd

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Megan Peters

SSLC Rep (Third Year Applied Psychology)

 
Beth Payne

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
BodySoc Wins Best Society of the Year

University of Exeter Students’ Guild Body Society (BodySoc) wins the National Societies Award for Best Society of the Year.

 
Jaimie Hampton

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Molly Kelly Lewis

SSLC Rep (Third Year Applied Psychology)

 
Lydia Thomas

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Create a Postgraduate community

Provide socials with an identifiable Postgraduate brand to foster a sense of belonging. Include mature undergraduates, such as fourth years and finalists who often feel closer to a Postgraduate lifestyle, and postgraduates who are normally excluded from central campus as in the case of the School of Education.

 
Students Celebrate Teaching Excellence in Exeter

The annual Teaching Awards celebration is over. The event, hosted by the Students' Guild and FXU, partner Unions to the University of Exeter, hosted the night which saw 14 Academic and Professional Services staff be awarded for their contribution to our students' educational experience.

 
Emma Cazzulini

Primary Teaching and Learning

 
Katie Nichols

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Elena Meyer-Bothling

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Eleanor Macey

SSLC Rep (Third Year Applied Psychology)

 
Nayha Patel

SSLC Rep (First Year BSc)

 
Arinjay Khadke

SSLC, Employability & Careers, Feedback Support, Quality Assurance Rep (PGT/4th Year)

 
Mohammad Usman

Employability and Careers Rep (First Year)

 
Events calendar

Lobby the University for an improved central calendar of events and conferences for easy filtering and notification. I will work on a regular programme of activities: events, socials, trips, courses, welfare drop-in, and more, to establish networking between all PGR students and ensure they have the most productive experience.

 
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.

 
Lauren Fabian-Miller

English Primary

 
Rebecca Wells

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Juliet Peacock

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Alicia Rees

Quality Assurance Rep (Second Year)

 
Doreen Chua

SSLC Rep (First Year Psychology)

 
Iona Brunker

SSLC Rep (First Year BSc)

 
Kate Manley

SSLC Rep (3rd Year)

 
Madeleine Redpath

SSLC, Student Feedback Rep (4th Year)

 
Abiramee G

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
PGR-led welcome events

Plan PGR-led welcome event(s) during Freshers Week and at the end of each semester to integrate the postgraduate community into the Guild body from the first day.

 
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

 
Connor Brennan

Upper Primary Art

 
Graham Moore

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Lily Nelson

Employability and Careers Rep (Third Year)

 
Cathryn Williams

Quality Assurance Rep (Second Year)

 
Timothy Teo

SSLC Rep (INTO Year One Psychology)

 
Victoria Naylor

SSLC Rep (MSc by Research)

 
Dominic Parker

SSLC Rep (3rd Year))

 
Zhiyang Zhong

Quality Assurance Rep (2nd Year)

 
Tabitha-Levis Jarsdel

SSLC Rep (Second Year PPE)

 
Denni Faraj

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Fair pay

Make sure that PGR teachers are paid fairly and not used as cheap labour by departments, lobbying the University to improve support, pay and conditions to make sure PGR teachers are paid fairly for the work they do.

 
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.

 
PGR Executive Minutes

To read the full minutes of the PGR Executive, press on the text.

 
Students' Guild Statement in Response to Incident of Racism

The Students’ Guild does not tolerate any form of racism, sexism or hate crime and condemns any such actions with full disciplinary action taken as appropriate.

 
Jade Routledge

Science Primary

 
Claudia Coleman

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Fatima Naveed

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Cemone Collins

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Tiana Fletcher

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Daisy Curtis

SSLC Rep (MRes Critical Human Geographies)

 
Lauren Coleman

SSLC Rep (1st Year)

 
Rebecca Appleton

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Joseph Teo

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
PGR drop-ins

Hold regular drop-in sessions for PGR teachers to ensure all their concerns are taken into consideration and brought before the University and the Guild.

 
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.

 
PTA / GTA Contracts of Employment - a way forward

On the coming PGR Executive, we will be hearing from the University HR team on updates with regards to the PTA/GTA contracts of employment. All PhD students are welcome to attend. Time: 12:00-14:00 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Place: the Guild conference room.

 
Kirsty Hughes

Primary Schools Direct

 
Emma Harrison

SSLC Rep (Third Year)
Quality Assurance Rep

 
Augusta Thorneycroft

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Hannah Houghton

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Rachel Crozier

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Amy Barden

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Sophie Hodges

SSLC Rep (Third Year Psychology)

 
Daneen Cowling

BSc Subject Chair

 
Benjamin Fisher

Society Rep (BioSoc)

 
Amy Potter

SSLC Rep (3rd Year)

 
John-Felipe Murphy

SSLC, Emplyability & Careers, Student Feedback Rep (1st Year)

 
Courtney Rodd

SSLC Rep (Second Year Sociology & Criminology)

 
Vianney Alefsen De Boisredon D'Assier

SSLC Rep (Third Year PPE)

 
Janki Acharya

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Miu Yee Wong

Management with Tourism Final Year Rep

 
Improve teaching conditions

Improve PGR teaching conditions – this doesn’t only improve university life for PGRs but also helps in improving the life of undergraduates by improving the quality of teaching they receive.

 
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.

 
Carole Nicholls

English Primary

 
Georgina Carlin

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Nicola Brown

SSLC Rep (Fourth Year)

 
Caroline Hoare

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Huairen Zhang

Employability and Careers Rep (Second Year)

 
Alistair Gilbert

SSLC Rep (Third Year Applied Psychology)

 
Sarah Blampied

SSLC Rep (Second Year Biochemistry)

 
Megan Maunder

SSLC Rep (4th Year)

 
Kavita Harry

SSLC Rep (1st Year)

 
Stephen Scott

SSLC Rep (First Year Sociology)

 
Jodie Hook

SSLC Rep (Second Year PPE)

 
Isabel Rigby

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
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.

 
Constance de Bejarry

Management with Marketing Final Year Rep

 
Pippa Greenwood

BSc Second Year Rep

 
PGR funding

Work with the University and the National Union of Students to establish a national government loan system and makes it available for anyone in need. Lobby the University to increase its investments in PGR funding – more scholarships and bursaries.

 
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.

 
Spring Women's develop programme

Applications close THIS WEEK for our #PGR #Sprint Women's develop programme, running over 3.5 days in June. Find out more and apply on our website before Friday!: http://ow.ly/WzrK30jcoIP

 
Wednesday 25 Apr 2018: [Seminar] Exoplanet Chemistry

Sally Blumenthal - University of Exeter

 
Stephanie Reeves

Mathematics Primary

 
Zi Jia Chan

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Elisabeth Thurman

SSLC Rep (Spanish, Second Year)

 
Jemima Pople

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Jonathan Taylor

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Chloe Tredgett

SSLC Rep (Third Year PTY)

 
Johanna Keeler

SSLC Rep (First Year Applied Psychology)

 
Poppy Beaumont

SSLC Rep (First Year Biological Sciences)

 
Tsz Lai

SSLC Rep (1st Year)

 
Georgia Shepherd

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Harry Burton

SSLC Rep (First Year PPE)

 
Karen Calverley

Feedback Support Rep (Third Year)

 
Reece Fitzgerald

• Review the module choice system across the entire college to be fairer and allow students to illustrate why a module would be particularly relevant to them.
• Review pastoral support across the college for all students, with a particular focus on new students.
• Fight for greater support in SSLCs and better integration of Academic Societies and SSLCs.

 
Matthew Gent

Third Year Rep

 
Leila Walters

Management with Marketing Second Year Rep

 
Jamie Bradshaw

Third Year Rep

 
Jacklyn Ho

Business & Accounting Second Year Rep

 
Claire Below

BSc Second Year Rep

 
Eleanor Cox

Final Year Rep

 
Social Inclusion

Weekly coffee drop-ins should happen during vacations. More events that start nearer to 6pm that accommodate our needs. Lobby for events tailored to suit student parents. Push for more Postgraduate specific events and a Postgraduate sports Committee.

 
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.

 
“Inequalities in Education” Event

Dates: 16 & 30 May 2018
Venue: various - please check further info for details: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/q-step/events/

The Exeter Q-Step Centre Research Network is pleased to invite you to the Seminar “Inequalities in Education” organised by Dr Alexey Bessudnov. Our guest speakers, Dr George Leckie from the University of Bristol, Dr Roxanne Connelly from the University of Warwick and Emily Smith-Woolley from King’s College London will visit Exeter on 2, 16 and 30 May 2018.

 
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.

 
Gareth Sloman

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Jodie Kitwood

Quality Assurance Rep (First Year)
Feedback Support Rep

 
Lucy Richards

SSLC Rep (French & German, First Year)

 
Thomas Blackburn

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Katie Wood

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Sai Ramesh

SSLC Rep (Fourth Year)

 
Samantha Lee

SSLC Rep (First Year Psychology)
Employability and Careers Rep

 
Isabel Elliot

SSLC Rep (First Year Biochemistry)

 
Jack Woodland

Science Primary

 
Georgia Saunders

SSLC Rep (1st Year)

 
Matthew Shaw

SSLC Rep (3rd Year)

 
Abigail Bellis

SSLC Rep (First Year Criminology)

 
Grace Mitchell-Kilpatrick

SSLC Rep (Third Year Politics and International Relations)

 
Bharath Syal

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Habib Rahman

Business and Management Final Year Rep

 
Gus Murphy

Second Year Rep

 
Charles Pilleau

Third Year Rep

 
Catie Barr

Final Year Rep

 
Evie Lakey

BSc Final Year Rep

 
Katherine Jameson

Second Year Rep

 
Library resources

There is not enough availability of core texts, short-loan books and e-journals in the library. I pledge to lobby the University to increase funding for the library and use the SSLC (Student Staff Liaison Committee) system to make the relevant library staff aware of the demand.

 
 
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.

 
Ameera Khreisheh

French Schools Direct

 
Daniel Pearce

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Hana Mattar

SSLC Rep (Second Year)
Feedback Support Rep

 
Davide Scarpignato

SSLC Rep (MA Classics and Ancient History)

 
Harriet Walker

SSLC Rep (MA Theology)

 
Megan Rensch

SSLC Rep (Spanish & German, Fourth Year)

 
William Lister

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Max Baker

Feedback Support Rep (First Year)

 
Harry Handyside

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Amanda Fullalove

Quality Assurance Rep (Third Year)

 
Bryan Fernandes

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Sean Williams

SSLC Rep (First Year Exercise and Sport Sciences)

 
Eleanor Wells

SSLC Rep (First Year Biological Sciences)

 
Fiona Shanks

Primary Teaching and Learning

 
Christopher Pippen

SSLC Rep (1st Year)

 
Delane Hammill

SSLC Rep (Second Year Sociology & Anthropology)

 
Gus Murphy

Second Year Rep

 
Nikita Kukla

Business and Management Final Year Rep

 
Toby Hamon

Second Year Rep

 
Abi Rowden

Third Year Rep

 
Sunny Ahmed Sheikh

Final Year Rep

 
Amy Trigg

BA Second Year Rep

 
Victoria Horley

Psychology with Sport & Exercise Second Year Rep

 
Elizabeth Stalbow

Second Year Rep

 
Networking and symposiums

The library is currently not being utilised in the best way. It could be used for more inter-departmental networking and symposiums, which bring students together to collaborate and share research ideas.

 
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)

 
Harriet Rix

History Secondary

 
Rachel Darke

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Cathryn Stocker

SSLC Rep (Second Year)
Employability and Careers Rep

 
Oliver Portillo

SSLC Rep (MA English Literary Studies)

 
Alice Talbut

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Miranda Sandy

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Lucy Hart

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Rebecca Baynes

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Finn Candy

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Hilary Casey

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Laura Bunce

SSLC Rep (Second Year SEMS)

 
Laura Bunce

SSLC Rep (Second Year SEMS)

 
Emma Codling

Foundation/KS1 Schools Direct

 
Jasmine Tavakoli

SSLC Rep (First Year Sociology)

 
Daniel Easterbrook

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Naomi Fuller

There are no Medical School Officer promises to display.

 
Alicia Daurignac

Third Year Rep

 
Harry Day

Second Year Rep

 
Tiana Fletcher

Business and Management Second Year Rep

 
Phoebe Hickling

Final Year Rep

 
Beatrice Wilkinson

There are no Business School Officer promises to display.

 
Henry Wang

Third Year Rep

 
Christina Ramnial-Cooke

Second Year Rep

 
Emma Quinney

BA Second Year Rep

 
Natalie Keffler

Second Year Rep

 
 
Study Space

Lobby the University to build or provide a PG Hub, open at all times. This should include a study space and a space for student-led conferences, symposiums and events. Beyond availability, there is a serious shortage of core textbooks in the library – I will lobby the University to have these books in the Hub roofs.

 
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.

 
Natalie Wheelhouse

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Lorenzo Jose Augusto Santos

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Hannah Lindsay

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Ross Nelson

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Hannah Short

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Sophia Emmerson

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Davide Scarpignato

SSLC Rep (MA Classics and Ancient History)

 
Anna Broadbent

SSLC Rep (MSc Genomic Medicine)

 
Miranda Giddins

There are no Subject Chair promises to show.

 
Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett

SSLC Rep (Second Year Exercise and Sport Sciences)

 
Richard Egerton

English Schools Direct

 
Kate Peters

Upper Primary MFL

 
Carrie Walton

Quality Assurance Rep (MSc Educational Research, Distance)

 
Daniel Davis

SSLC Rep (First Year Philosophy)

 
Rebecca Davey

Second Year Rep

 
Chris Tyson

Second Year Rep

 
Aditya Jain

Business and Management Second Year Rep

 
Tom Lawrence

Final Year Rep

 
Lorna Evans

Fourth Year Rep

 
Ben Sutlieff

Fourth Year Rep

 
Joanne Yip & Avika Nagpal

Second Year Reps

 
Emily Healey

Biosciences Final Year Rep

 
Mia Bassett

Final Year Rep

 
Loren Smith

Second Year Rep

 
Azhar Chaudry

PPE Final Year Rep

 
Tailored careers service

We need more relevant and diverse employers and not just the typical Graduate placements. Postgraduate careers services need to address those who do not want to go into academia whilst acknowledging their qualifications.

 
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.

 
Reece Fitzgerald
Reece Fitzgerald - Humanities Officer 2017/18

https://www.exeterguild.org/ed/profile/10557/

 
Maike Christin Hausmann

SSLC Rep (MSc Animal Behaviour)

 
Rupert Maclaren

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Amelia Handy

SSLC Rep (Fourth Year)

 
Saffron Lowsley

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Hannah O'Dowd

SSLC Rep (Third Year)

 
Elena Quigley

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Jessica McCrindle

SSLC Rep (MSc Clinical Education)

 
Ellenor Litobarski

SSLC Rep (MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture)

 
Jennifer Wicks

Mathematics Secondary

 
Katharine Richfield-Andrews

English Primary

 
Cheng Guan

MSc Educational Research

 
Alexandra Willings

SSLC Rep (Third Year Philosophy)

 
Emily Hughes

There are no CLES Officer promises to display.

 
Molly Wysocki-Jones

Employability & Alumni Rep

 
Holly Brown

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
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.

 
Robert Wells

Second Year Rep

 
Gaurav Sharma

Deputy Chair

 
Bethany Lee

Third Year Rep

 
Evelyn Howe

Mechanical, Materials and Electronic Engineering

 
Amy Dunmall

Fourth Year Rep

 
Ismene Roalkvam

Deputy Chair

 
Andrew Chan

Deputy Chair

 
Jack Meril

Biochemistry Final Year Rep

 
Agusta Karlsdottir

Deputy Chair

 
Franciszek Gandecki

Second Year Rep

 
Alice Potter

Applied Psychology Second Year Rep

 
Srinandini Mukherjee

Deputy Chair

 
Nick Marsden

BA Politics Second Year Rep
Employability and Careers Rep (Second Year)

 
Rebeka Eleki

Second Year Rep

 
Harry Garvey

Second Year Rep

 
Postgraduate Committee

Create a Postgraduate Committee, made up of elected students, to reach out and accomplish these policy aims. This committee will ensure all corners of campus are involved and will provide ambassadors for students to relate to.

 
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.

 
Nav Sahib

There are no Subject Chair promises to show.

 
Matthew Trenholm

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Miranda Price Smith

SSLC Rep (Second Year)

 
Siobhan McAuley

Society Rep (Drama Society)

 
Rupert Cole

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Connor McBride

There are no Subject Chair promises to show.

 
Jo Dew-Jones

There are no Subject Chair promises to show.

 
Riadh Ghemmour

MSc Educational Research

 
Perdita Stoller

SSLC Rep
Quality Assurance Rep
Feedback Support Rep (Second Year PPE)

 
Jacob Smith

Employability & Alumni Rep

 
Welcome to the PGR Hub

This is a virtual space to discuss all things PGR-related. It is a safe place to share ideas, ask questions, find relevant details, and hold me to account. A monthly blog update will be posted to tell you what I have been up to in a post that allows you to comment and share your thoughts on any of my progress or setback. Looking forward to having some interactive discussion with you all.

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Hanna Jepps

Quality Assurance Rep (Third Year)

 
Karli Rose

SSLC Rep (First Year)

 
Amy Dunmall

• I promise to always have all students interests at the core of all I do.
• I promise to try an increase the visibility of academic representation in the college.
• I promise to keep all informed as to what the academic representation team is doing.

 
Benjamin Bage

Third Year Rep

 
Lily Bissell

BA Subject Chair

 
International Students and visas

Ensure full integration of international students into the Students’ Guild and provide advice on changes to the student visa system.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Hameedat Ogunlayi

Second Year Rep

 
Phil Mahoney

Deputy Chair

 
Connie Grant

Economics and Politics Final Year Rep

 
Chrissie Thwaites

Final Year Rep

 
Imogen Knox

Final Year Rep

 
Hettie Macleod

Final Year Rep

 
Isobel Hughes

Anthropology Second Year Rep

 
Rachel Pennycook

Employability and Alumni Rep

 
 
Academic and Employability Rep

Warren Bingham-Roberts

 
Online forum

Ensure that Taught Masters students voices are heard: make an online forum for Taught Masters students where they can raise any issues and share any ideas for improving their courses.

 
Requesting new books

Online applications rather than going through Library Champions.

 
Introduce meditation & self-defence classes

Introduce meditation classes as a mindfulness method and promote the self-defence classes that I’ve already begun putting into place.

 
Subject Employabilty Reps

Employability Reps for every Student-Staff Liaison Committee and creating Employability College Executives to feed into the general Executive Committee.

 
Increase support from A&V

Appointment of a figurehead who is in personal contact with students and student-led groups to handle queries related to society finances.

 
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

 
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.

 
Heledd Williams

Second Year Rep

 
Evie Johnson

Economics and Politics Second Year Rep

 
Alyssa Carey

Final Year Rep

 
Lucas Abeledo Vilarino

Second Year Rep
Quality Assurance Rep

 
David Ballard

Final Year Rep

 
Soma Pirityi

Promises

 
Darcey White

Final Year Rep

 
Art and Culture Rep

Jeremy Garrett

 
Timetabling

Create a timetable displaying when and where the weekly undergraduate lectures are taking place so Masters students are also able to attend if they wish.

 
Fairer timetable for all

Ensure that no student has longer than an 8 hour day (e.g. lectures starting at 8.30am guaranteed to end by 4.30pm) and a 1 hour break for those with 7 hours of timetabled classes.

 
Diversity & disability training

Anyone in a position of responsibility takes part in both diversity training & disability training, ensuring understanding of invisible disabilities too.

 
Society Hardship Fund

Improve the ease of access and publicity of the Society Hardship Fund.

 
Mental health stigma

Reduce stigma around mental health and offer support through stress relief workshops!

 
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

 
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.

 
Monika Patel

Second Year Rep

 
Alex Vassilev

Economics and Finance Final Year Rep

 
Molly Conrad

Second Year Rep

 
Olivia Harvey

Second Year Rep

 
Amelia Gladstone

Final Year Rep

 
 
Welcome packs

Creation of a course specific welcome pack for the Taught Masters students, containing the course curriculum and deadlines, so that students can plan around crucial dates. Ensure that students are clear on the demands of their respective courses, allowing them the time to plan in advance for interviews and PhD admission deadlines.

 
2 weeks for January exams

Continuing to push for an expansion of the January exam period.

 
Introduce counselling qualifications

Introduce basic counselling qualification for students to relieve pressure from the Wellbeing Centre & increase the number of peer support groups.

 
Student Ideas

Utilise the DH1 screens for updates on Student Ideas.

 
International Student Support

Offering translations of key-information (housing, mental health and wellbeing) from the Guild to make it more accessible.

 
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.

 
Tish Tanqueray

• Meet up with Chairs on a regular basis
• Help Subject Chairs create social events to get the SSLC known to other students
• Create a College Officer Facebook page to keep everyone updated

 
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.

 
 
 
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.

 
Eve Robbins

SSLC Rep (Second Year)
Quality Assurance Rep

 
Megan Jones-Dellaportas

Third Year Rep

 
Aahana Singh

Economics and Finance Second Year Rep

 
Rebecca Maxwell

Second Year Rep

 
Lottie Westgarth

Deputy Chair

 
Aisling Bradley

Second Year Rep
Quality Assurance Rep

 
Fitness and Wellbeing Rep

Pete Gillibrand

 
Reading lists

Create recommended reading lists which will be compiled by previous Masters students.

 
Deadline clustering

Review how deadlines are set to ensure that students are not bombarded all at once.

 
Nap rooms

Install a nap room on campus which will allow rest for students.

 
Society funding resources

Create a Guild resource guide on how and where to get society and funding help.

 
Study spaces

Promotion of existent study spaces through grab and go food and coffee outlets like subway near Harrison and Amory Building!

 
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

 
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.

 
Sarah Hunt

Second Year Rep

 
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.

 
Jamie Barker

Economics with Econometrics Final Year Rep

 
Rebecca Randall

Third Year Rep

 
International Rep

Ritu Damani

 
Mental health

Improve access to mental health services for Masters students on campus, following the PTES feedback.

 
Standardised referencing within colleges

Condensing subject handbooks to make methods of referencing more transparent, particularly to help FCH students.

 
Society subsidies

Introduce subsidies for societies. This money would be an opportunity for students unable to afford society memberships to take part in things they are passionate about.

 
Improve A&V

Less bureaucracy and paperwork, the ability to submit provisional events with reminders for budget & risk assessment deadlines, as well as a student staff member at St. Luke’s Campus.

 
Student Ideas

Improve Student Ideas’ game design. Guild points for engagement! Putting up response counters around campus, especially food outlets so that students can vote on Student Ideas.

 
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

 
Bring back hallomi bites in the ram

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

 
Vanessa Badas

Fourth Year Rep

 
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.

 
Scott Wigglesworth

Economics Final Year Rep

 
Music Rep

Hannah Taylor

 
Diversity in research

Ensure the University maintains its diversity in research, so that students have greater opportunity to develop original research.

 
Mitigation

Lobby the university to make the mitigation system centralised, more efficient and fairer.

 
Affordable accommodation

Help freeze accommodation prices in Exeter by suggesting the University creates a 'recommended' list for companies who agree to this.

 
Improve employability & networking

Improve employability and networking by creating an alumni network, introducing societies to relevant professionals and potentially increasing income via donations.

 
Increase student engagement

Increase student engagement in the Guild through emphasis on the fact that engagement with the Guild would count as transferable skills and facilitate employability.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Societies Ball

Create a bigger better societies ball with society awards.

 
Cariosa Devlin

Fifth Year Rep

 
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.

 
Jessica Farrow

Economics Final Year Rep

 
Phoebe Greenwold

Final Year Rep

 
Maintain the Wellbeing Information Directory (WiD)

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

 
 
Study skills sessions

Sessions timetabled into the teaching day for first year UG and PGT students. Academic tutors to give small groups of students advice (e.g. on essay writing/referencing) to ensure a smooth transition into university life.

 
Collect prescriptions on campus

Students should be able to collect prescriptions on campus.

 
Safe and inclusive Exeter

Making Exeter a safe and inclusive community through inclusivity campaigns like #WeAreAllExeter

 
Seren Dupont

Fifth Year Rep

 
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.

 
Lena Chien

Economics Second Year Rep

 
Political, Campaigning and Causes Rep

Mateo Peyrouzet Garcia-Sineriz

 
Study abroad

Set up a review of study abroad options to ensure foreign universities provide adequate support and reflect Exeter's standard of academic excellence.

 
Nightline breakfasts

Nightline volunteers to be given free breakfast for the mornings after nights they volunteer.

 
Society space

Investigate improvements to the room booking system and ways to tackle the issue of a lack of society space.

 
More microwaves

More microwaves, hot taps and kettles around campus, especially in study spaces open till late.

 
Communicate education issues

Seek out feedback, praise and issues from students in their College and present those points at all meetings they attend. Feedback resolutions and outcomes on that feedback, issues and praise to the students represented by each College Officer.

 
Learn and teach intersectionality

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

 
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.

 
Sophie Nicholas

Economics Second Year Rep

 
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.

 
Recreational Rep

David Chalmers

 
Module weighting

Reviewing assessment of modules to ensure the workload reflects accreditation to guarantee parity of student experience.

 
#ChatWithKat

Every 2 weeks, students can come into the Sabb office to express any issues they have been experiencing.

 
Society & DH1 accessibility

Commit to improving disabled access to DH1 and provide resources for societies about how to make their events more accessible.

 
Guild Food

Assessing and improving menus and student deals in the Grove/Ram. Lobby for a ‘different specials each fortnightly’ scenario.

 
Meet Subject Chairs regularly

College Officers will meet regularly with all of the Exeter Subject Chairs in their College, attend major college-wide meetings, and feedback directly to the VP Education, VP Taught Postgraduates and VP Research Postgraduates on major educational developments.

 
 
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.

 
Nicolas Moukarzel

Business Economics Final Year Rep

 
 
Free coffee

For students with four timetabled classes starting at 08.30.

 
Freshers’ and postgraduate packs

Bring back Freshers' packs allowing students to plan their Freshers’ week and introduce postgraduate packs; these will be available to fill out online with the option of a text message reminding students of the event an hour before.

 
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options

More vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options on campus, and desserts in the Ram.

 
Healthy eating

More healthy drinks in the meal deals.

 
Take part in reward and recognition

To actively take part in reward and recognition processes; the Teaching Awards nomination and judging processes; the VP Education Awards nomination and judging processes and any other scheme for the recognition of the hard work of staff and students.

 
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.

 
 
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

 
Daniel Szolga

Business Economics Final Year Rep

 
Charging stations

On campus for laptops and phones.

 
Interfaith prayer space

Create a new multifaith prayer space on both Streatham & St Luke's campuses.

 
Nightline breakfast

Free breakfast for Nightline volunteers.

 
Guild Points

Check your Guild Points balance online.

 
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.

 
To develop and implement the Visions for Education

To continually review the recommendations in the Visions for the Future of Education relating to the individual Colleges, and determine new strategies over time.

 
 
Filippo Giardini

Business Economics Second Year Rep

 
Quality study space

Continue to lobby the University for more study space and more effective utilisation of the space already available. Quality study spaces need good lighting, close plug sockets, a nearby printer and access to water fountains.

 
#WeAreAllExeter

Continue with the #WeAreAllExeter campaign.

 
Xmedia independence

Safeguard the independence and budget of Xmedia.

 
Discounts with Guild Points

Use your Guild Points towards discounts at Guild outlets.

 
Engage fully with your support

Encourage students to stand and vote in elections, relating to the College and subjects within it. Encourage active volunteering in the subjects. Encourage students to use Student Ideas to propose and vote on ideas for change. Take full advantage of support staff in the Guild to assist with communication and active leadership by example.

 
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.

 
Samuel Owen

Business Economics Second Year Rep

 
Expansion of study space app

Need to differentiate types of study space available.

 
International Week

Introduce an International Week once a term to celebrate different cultures.

 
Society wellbeing

Introduce a wellbeing course for society committees with the Advice Unit and Wellbeing Centre, as well as regular ‘Meet & Greets’ with Staff, Sabbs and Soc Exec so you know where to go to get help.

 
Off-campus study space

Promoting study spaces off-campus like Devon and Exeter Institute

 
Actively lead your subject representation

An active leader is well prepared and knows what support systems exist to help them develop the best in everyone.

 
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.

 
Tomas Triginer Valenti

Deputy Chair

 
Online access to your SSLC

iExeter app to provide online anonymous forums to ensure ease of access for students and a coherent collection of feedback for reps.

 
Liberation Council

Improve publicity of how to get in touch with Liberation Council to voice opinions.

 
Support small media

Promote and support smaller media societies such as The Undergraduate, Razz and PearShaped.

 
A&V Room Bookings

Simplicity of design and access for room bookings.

 
Actively communicate for subject representation

Active communication requires constant work and development, to make certain that as much information is available as possible.

 
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.

 
Meet & Greet your Personal Tutor

Push for every department to have an event at the beginning of the year guaranteeing that every student knows their personal tutor.

 
Individual Learning Plans

Improve awareness of Individual Learning Plans and have free tests for dyslexia.

 
Interfaith prayer space

Create an interfaith prayer space on campus for our faith societies.

 
Supporting Nightline

Lobby for Nightline volunteers to get breakfast at university halls

 
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.

 
Teaching excellence framework

With fees set to increase for International and EU/Home students next year, the University must be held accountable for the reinvestment of money back into student experience.

 
Drink for steps

Introduce an initiative whereby if a student has walked 12,000 steps or more Monday-Sunday, they can receive a free hot drink the following week.

 
Review Guild grant funding

Re-evaluate Guild grant funding to include repeat events and to help out new societies more

 
Society committee training

Training days for incoming society committees to make them aware of procedures regarding risk assessments, reimbursement and other events related aspects. Making it further accessible through using more pictures, less words.

 
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.

 
Re-thinking Reading Week

Push for an October reading week for all subjects with a year-group specific focus.

 
Veggie & vegan café

Within the new hub system, I would like to create a veggie & vegan café in Amory.

 
What do the Sabbs do?

Improve communication and give insight into what the Sabbs actually do on a day-to-day basis.

 
Promote wellbeing services

Promoting the services provided by the Students' Guild Advice Unit and the Wellbeing Centre. Emphasising these as safe and confidential spaces.

 
Work within the framework

An active leader is aware of the relationships which exist and the structures they work within to direct support and feedback to the right people.

 
Lobby the University to publish all senior management expense claims

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

 
Library fobs

To withdraw books more easily, especially if you forget or lose your uni card!

 
Food and microwaves

More microwaves to save students’ money, more fairtrade & locally sourced food, more gluten free and lactose free options.

 
ExeFest

Look into the continuation of ExeFest, the campus music festival.

 
Clarifying mitigation procedures

Providing clarity on the criteria, application process and deadlines associated with mitigation.

 
Employability and Careers Role

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

 
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.

 
Food waste

Food waste and donations to continue to go to homeless projects, and a clothes collection for refugees.

 
Improve Refreshers

Improve Refreshers and work with local clubs and companies for special deals.

 
Stress relief workshops

Stress relief workshops and events on campus not just during exam season but also during high deadline season (coffee deals, bouncy castle!)

 
Quality Assurance Role

Subject Chairs have a general remit over Quality Assurance within their subject. The quality assurance role can also be devolved to an elected or volunteer student within the subject.

 
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.

 
Introduce Mandatory Listing of Lectures on ELE Module Pages.

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

 
Recyclable cups

Ensure that all outlets on campus have fully recyclable cup, or a discount for bringing in a reusable cup.

 
International Careers Fair

An international careers fair, not just study abroad and TEFL, but also overseas opportunities.

 
St. Luke's drop-in

Have and promote weekly Drop-In Days at St. Luke’s

 
Student-Staff Liaison Committee Role

To attend (numbers permitting) SSLC meetings throughout the year and communicate issues in to the meeting, and feedback outcomes to students.

 
Communicate

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

 
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

 
Cardboard and paper recycling bins

More cardboard and paper recycling bins so that recyclable and non-recyclable rubbish is kept separate.

 
Online A&V and Music budgets

The A&V and Music budget to be put online to increase transparency and make scrutiny easier.

 
St. Luke's Societies & Subject Reps

Fortnightly meetings with guild and society representatives on St. Luke’s campus.

 
Support student feedback Role

Student representatives within Academic Representation might be elected or volunteers; the role is the same for either.

 
Actually do something

Actually campaign, lead and bring about change.

 
 
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.

 
International welcome packs

Create an “Introduction to Exeter” pack for international students as being in a completely new country can lead to culture shock.

 
Online Volunteering Log

Increase recognition by creating an online volunteering log to reward you for the hours you put into society work and a bigger and better Societies’ Ball, with society awards.

 
International Students

Regular check in and follow up with International Students' representatives.

 
Accountability for elected Subject Reps

Elected subject reps are accountable to the students who are eligible to stand and vote for subject rep posts. This is normally all students taking any subject-specific module in a given subject.

 
Be professional

Be professional when performing the elected role.

 
More and frequent shuttle buses to and from campus

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

 
January Exams

Remove Saturday exams and ensure that January exams are spread over two weeks

 
Create a Guild crowdfunding page

Create a Guild crowdfunding page. With no external cut taken and by reaching out to alumni, it provides a new and easier way for society fundraising.

 
Postgraduate Society

Constant contact with Postgraduate Society as it is often the primary point of contact.

 
Accountability for volunteer Subject Reps

Volunteer subject reps are accountable to the elected Subject Chair, who has been elected by students and who represents all students taking subject-specific modules in any given subject.

 
Allow societies to do offline elections if they would prefer

Societies can already opt-out of online elections.

 
Reading weeks

Ensure every course receives a reading week (or half week if the course can’t allow a full week) so that everyone gets rest.

 
Collaborative interfaith events

Encourage more collaborative events such as an interfaith sports competition.

 
Postgraduate Vice-Presidents

Support incoming VP Taught Postgraduates and VP Research Postgraduates in their roles and devise ways to increase postgraduate student engagement.

 
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

 
 
Career Zone appointments

Lobby for an online booking system for Career Zone appointments.

 
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.

 
AU and Guild collaboration

Facilitate bookings for Guild’s sport related events.

 
Financially Support all Election Candidates

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

 
National Union of Students

Representing the student voices of Exeter at a national level by participating in more conferences and spreading awareness about NUS

 
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.

 
Employability

Introducing career-focused modules from first year in all colleges across the university to get people prepared for and confident about their career choices.

 
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.