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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.

 
Diversity & disability training

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

 
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.

 
Introduce counselling qualifications

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

 
2 weeks for January exams

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

 
Nap rooms

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

 
Deadline clustering

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

 
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.

 
Standardised referencing within colleges

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

 
Affordable accommodation

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

 
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.

 
Mitigation

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

 
Collect prescriptions on campus

Students should be able to collect prescriptions on campus.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Nightline breakfasts

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
#ChatWithKat

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

 
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

 
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.

 
Module weighting

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

 
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.

 
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 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.

 
Free coffee

For students with four timetabled classes starting at 08.30.

 
International welcome packs

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Charging stations

On campus for laptops and phones.

 
Interfaith prayer space

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

 
Lead on Democracy and Student Activities

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

 
Employability and Careers Role (Humanities)

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

 
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.

 
Requesting new books

Online applications rather than going through Library Champions.

 
#WeAreAllExeter

Continue with the #WeAreAllExeter campaign.

 
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.

 
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

 
Goodbye, Transaction Fees!

Bye Bye! Online transaction fees have gone.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current PGT Accounting and Finance Subject Chair. No-one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
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.

 
Library fobs

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

 
International Week

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

 
Oversee Guild governance, finance and stratergy

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.

 
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

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected PGT Management and Organisation Subject Chair. No-one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Liberation Council

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

 
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

 
Current College Officer - Election

There is no current elected College Officer. No-one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Expansion of study space app

Need to differentiate types of study space available.

 
Individual Learning Plans

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

 
Current College Officer - Election

There is no current elected College Officer. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Develop the sustainability policies of the Guild

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

 
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 current 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

 
 
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.

 
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.

 
Re-thinking Reading Week

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

 
January Exams

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

 
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.

 
THE FLAGON WAGON IS COMING TO EXEFEST!
The Stable

In 2009 Nikki and Richard turned what was a old stable into a beautiful restaurant, and from that The Stable was born.

 
Interruption Mentoring

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

 
Complaint about Vicitmisation 2

I believe that [redacted: post] candidate {redacted: Name], has violated guild rules regarding intimidation in a follow-up post to a complaint made yesterday.
A link was provided to a Facebook post.

 
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

 
Reading lists

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Complaint about Victimisation

I believe the candidate for [redacted: post], [redacted: candidate], has broken election guidelines by requesting information about a previous complainant in a public post from their sponsored page.

 
Holly Brown

First Year Volunteer SSLC 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.

 
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

 
Franciszek Gandecki

Second Year Rep

 
Alice Potter

Applied Psychology Second Year Rep

 
Srinandini Mukherjee

Deputy Chair

 
Nick Marsden

BA Politics Second Year Rep

 
Rebeka Eleki

Second Year Rep

 
Harry Garvey

Second Year Rep

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected PGT Economics Subject Chair. No-one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
Diversity in research

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Create a food donation stall at the Forum

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

 
Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels!

Tickets are now available for the ExTunes trip to Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

 
Complaint about overspending

I have reason to believe [candidate name] is overspending on [their] campaign for [post]. [They] have a sponsored Facebook video that appears to be professionally made and I would like to see [their] election expenses.

 
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.

 
Hanna Jepps

Third Year Volunteer QA Rep

 
Karli Rose

First Year Volunteer SSLC Rep

 
Amy Dunmall

There are no current Promises to display

 
Benjamin Bage

Third Year Rep

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. No-one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. No-one stood in the October 2017 election, so we are opening up applications for a formal interview process.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. No one stood for election in October 2017, so we are opening the post to applications for a formal interview process.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is op for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Computer Science Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

The is no current elected Civil Engineering Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Mental health

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

 
International Students and visas

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

 
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.

 
Veggie & vegan café

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

 
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.

 
The Hoosiers announced to play ExeFest

We're proud to announce legendary pop-rock trio The Hoosiers as the first name playing this year's ExeFest.

 
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

 
 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Academic and Employability Rep

Warren Bingham-Roberts

 
Food and microwaves

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

 
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.

 
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 17 Oct 2017

 
 
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

 
HUBBOX to sponsor ExeFest

We are delighted to announce that the immensely popular City Centre restaurant HUBBOX are our main sponsors of ExeFest 2017

 
Student Partnership Board Minutes November 2016

The first Student Partnership Board meeting for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

 
Natural Sciences SSLC Minutes November 2016

Minutes from the second Natural Sciences SSLC meeting in the 16/17 Academic Year

 
Biosciences SSLC Minutes November 2016

Minutes from the second Biosciences SSLC meeting in the 16/17 Academic Year

 
Heledd Williams

Second Year Rep

 
Evie Johnson

Economics and Politics Second Year Rep

 
Alyssa Carey

Final Year Rep

 
Lucas Abeledo Vilarino

Second Year Rep

 
David Ballard

Final Year Rep

 
Soma Pirityi

Promises

 
Darcey White

Final Year Rep

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
Art and Culture Rep

Jeremy Garrett

 
Food waste

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

 
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.

 
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

 
Exeter's first campus music festival
Trust In Tristan

Last year, University of Exeter students voted for Tristan Gatward to be their VP Activities of the Students' Guild. In his manifesto was a pledge to run Exeter's first on-campus music festival.

 
Second years unprepared for Maths and Physics modules

Second year students complained about the difficulty of ECM2702: Differential Equations and PHY2022: Quantum Mechanics modules, feeling Maths and Physics students are better prepared in their first year for these modules

 
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

 
 
Recyclable cups

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

 
Improve employability & networking

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
PGR-PGR Mentoring
PGR at Exeter University - orange chevron

PGR-PGR mentoring enables PGR students to access support from other PGR students.

 
 
 
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

 
Fitness and Wellbeing Rep

Pete Gillibrand

 
Cardboard and paper recycling bins

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

 
Engineering SSLC Minutes November 2016

Minutes from the second Engineering SSLC meeting in the 16/17 Academic 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.

 
Jamie Barker

Economics with Econometrics Final Year Rep

 
Rebecca Randall

Third Year Rep

 
International Rep

Ritu Damani

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

 
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

 
International Careers Fair

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
 
Subject Employabilty Reps

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

 
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.

 
 
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

 
James Fenlon

Final Year Rep

 
Political, Campaigning and Causes Rep

Mateo Peyrouzet Garcia-Sineriz

 
Society space

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

 
Safe and inclusive Exeter

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

 
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.

 
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

 
Current Subject Chair - Election

There is no current elected Subject Chair. This post is up for election in the October 2017 Student Election.

 
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

 
Society & DH1 accessibility

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

 
More microwaves

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

 
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.

 
 
Nicolas Moukarzel

Business Economics Final Year Rep

 
 
Society Hardship Fund

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

 
Guild Food

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

 
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.

 
 
Daniel Szolga

Business Economics Final Year Rep

 
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.

 
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.

 
 
ISC INTO Officer

Seonghun Lim

 
Filippo Giardini

Business Economics Second Year Rep

 
Nightline breakfast

Free breakfast for Nightline volunteers.

 
Guild Points

Check your Guild Points balance online.

 
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.

 
ISC Welfare Officer

Andrew Chan Yue Wing

 
Samuel Owen

Business Economics Second Year Rep

 
Improve Refreshers

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

 
Discounts with Guild Points

Use your Guild Points towards discounts at Guild outlets.

 
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.

 
Tomas Triginer Valenti

Deputy Chair

 
Continue ExeFest

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

 
Off-campus study space

Promoting study spaces off-campus like Devon and Exeter Institute

 
Actively communicate for subject representation

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

 
ISC Cultural Events Officer

Jacqueline Chan

 
Student Ideas

Utilise the DH1 screens for updates on Student Ideas.

 
A&V Room Bookings

Simplicity of design and access for room bookings.

 
 
What do the Sabbs do?

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

 
Supporting Nightline

Lobby for Nightline volunteers to get breakfast at university halls

 
Online A&V and Music budgets

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Have a shuttle bus from Duryard halls to main campus

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

 
Society funding resources

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

 
Promote wellbeing services

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

 
Employability and Careers Role

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

 
Review Guild grant funding

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

 
Clarifying mitigation procedures

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

 
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.

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

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

 
Xmedia independence

Safeguard the independence and budget of Xmedia.

 
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!)

 
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.

 
Coffee machine in Library/Forum

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

 
Support small media

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

 
St. Luke's drop-in

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

 
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.

 
 
Restore the H bus to its previous route

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

 
Interfaith prayer space

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

 
St. Luke's Societies & Subject Reps

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

 
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.

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

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

 
Collaborative interfaith events

Encourage more collaborative events such as an interfaith sports competition.

 
International Students

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

 
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.

 
 
Improve WiFi connection and cell reception inside Birks Grange

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

 
Postgraduate Society

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

 
Open the inter-block doors in Holland Halls

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

 
Postgraduate Vice-Presidents

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

 
An iron cast toastie/sandwich maker for the Marketplace

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

 
Career Zone appointments

Lobby for an online booking system for Career Zone appointments.

 
Install a water machine into Cornwall House

This Idea has passed with 73% and goes for action.

 
AU and Guild collaboration

Facilitate bookings for Guild’s sport related events.

 
Make Good Boy the dog an official Sabbatical Officer

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

 
National Union of Students

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

 
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.

 
Install efficient water fountains in the library capable of filling up bottles

The Idea has been consulted on with Campus Services, and we anticipate that new fountains will be in place before 25/09/17.

 
 
9 month or rolling 1 month gym membership

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

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

This Idea has passed with 65% and enters the waiting list.

 
The Guild should lobby the Department of Education to provide ethical Alternative Student Finance

The Idea has passed, and is now waiting for legal clarity to be determined.

 
Student cards should expire after graduation

The Idea scores 64% (2:1) and moves into the waiting list for action to be taken.

 
It would be great to see that the Students' Guild take an active interest in PGTs and PGRs

This Idea has passed with 63% and enters the waiting list.

 
 
The University should stop using EClaims to pay Postgraduate Teaching Assistants

This Idea has passed with 61% and enters the waiting list.

 
Open the doors on the top floor of the library

The Idea enters the waiting list with 59%. 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 passed with 58% and enters the waiting list.

 
 
More bins around campus

This Idea has passed with 58% and enters the waiting list.

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

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

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

The idea has passed with a Third and enters the waiting list for action.

 
Dedicated Postgrad study space on Streatham campus

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

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

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

 
Rename [redacted] to [redacted]

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

 
Make MA inductions more engaging and useful

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

 
Map on iExeter of Water Fountains

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

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

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

 
The University website is not engaging enough

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

 
Deal more effectively with food waste on campus

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

 
24 hour food store for library

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

 
Dedicated postgraduate study spaces at St Luke's

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

 
 
Record mandatory courses for part time and distance learning students

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

 
Helping PostGrad students feeling part of the university

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

 
 
Reshuffle the layout of the Guild societies page

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

 
Support network for those who have problems with their supervisors

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

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

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

 
Part-time PGR students in Humanities need their own lockers

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

 
Downloadable maps for pleasant walk routes to discover the campus

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

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

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

 
Please can the university recommend Survey Monkey instead of Lime Survey

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

 
 
Facilitate distance PGT student experience by promoting student led online meetings

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

 
 
Improve distance learning by creating videos and online tutorials/workshops

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

 
Increase the annual research allowance for PhD students

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

 
Reduce the time to process and return student expense claims

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

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

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

 
More discount for students, especially for the some special days

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

 
More activities on St Luke's campus

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

 
Celebrate St David's Day in the Ram

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

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

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

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

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

 
More affordable graduation robes

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

 
Full subscription access to major news outlets

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

 
Post boxes on campus

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

 
Make online module selection process easier

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

 
Favourite food for catered halls

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

 
Improve laundry facilities

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

 
More cardboard recycling and general waste bins

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

 
Repeal and Replace Student Ideas

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

 
 
No-platform Katie Hopkins

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

 
 
Stop putting victim blaming posters up in the Ram

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

 
Put all academic office hours on the University website

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

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

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

 
Please can we turn the heating down in the library

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

 
The Guild should disaffiliate from the National Union of Students

Withdrawn by the proposer before a vote went live.

 
Put on an undergraduate and masters research symposium

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

 
Rename Queens Building and Queens Drive

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

 
Guild Points checker on iExeter

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

As this Idea has already been implemented, this Idea is complete.

 
All 2016 Student Ideas

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

 
All 2015 Student Ideas

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

 
All 2014 and earlier Student Votes

This is the full archive of pre 2015 Ideas, Votes and referendums.
In 2014 there were 114 Student Ideas and 3 Student Votes.

 
Ram to show multiple sports events simultaneously

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

 
Support short-time accommodation

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

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

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