SU Change Week

Together we achieved so much in just 7 days. But that was just the beginning... essex.su/change

Posted by University of Essex Students' Union - Colchester on Friday, 27 October 2017

7 Days

1,311 Ideas

31,415 Votes

 143 ideas acted on so far

What is SU Change Week?

SU Change Week is a weeklong project to make great stuff happen at Essex. For two days students submitted ideas to the Change Wall, then all of the ideas were opened to online voting for all students to decide which ideas are the most important to them. A selection of ideas from the most voted for section went through to an SU Hackathon - a 24 hour session where groups of students find solutions to problems. Once they'd created their presentations they showed them to a group of University big-wigs.

 

Top rated ideas from the week

lowest rated ideas from the week

Change Week Idea Updates

stop everything closing at the weekend

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Totally Spies.

Find better ways to shape things

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group JASONS.

make lectures better

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Seven is Heaven.

improve the su safety bus service

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group ACCA.

run the safety bus for longer

This idea is now in place.

hold more coko events

More Coko night events are now scheduled. See here for details. 

cheaper doubles drinks

Double up from £1.50 has now been launched in Sub Zero on Fridays and Saturdays. 

make listen again complusory for lectures and improve quality

This idea is currently being worked on through the 'Listen Again Project'. 

sell phone chargers and electronic items

Everything Essex and the Extra Store now stock these items. 

introduce large drinks in the kitchen

These will be in place from mid January, 2018. 

increase the range of african food

There is a wider range of African Food on offer in The Extra Store. 

more support to societies to help run events

Any society member can contact the societies department, for help with running an event. To email and book a meeting, click here. 

open the kitchen at the weekend

The Kitchen will be open on a Saturday from mid January 2018 onwards. 

offer meditation and inner peace classes

The SU are looking into offering this as a Just Play class.

provide basketball courts on campus

The new Sports Centre will have 3 full size basketball courts.

create a nap room

This will be in place in Term 3.

improve access to online journals for postgraduates

This idea has is being worked on through the course learning materials project. 

give students a say at which books are in the short term loan section

This idea is being worked on through the course learning materials project.

more biological experience. Internships and volunteering at career fairs include field work.

The Employability Development Director in Biological Sciences is disucssing this as part of the schools stategic review.

put students in control of what happens 

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Change 5.

make navigation around campus easier

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Confederacy of Independent Students.

make campus life more affordable

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Change 4 Change.

create a queuing system for the safety bus 

This is now in place. 

TAke students' mental health seriously

This idea was taken forward in the SU Hackathon by the group Kaisen.

bouncers should take students too drunk for subzero back to the squares

This idea is now is place. 

create a way to see my current grades for my degree with breakdown

This idea is currently being worked on through the 'Grade Display Project'.

bring back vegan chocolate

You can find this is the Extra Store. 

Include chocolate in the meal deal

This is now in place, in both The Store, and The Extra Store. 

introduce greek and cypriot food choices

These are now in the Extra Store. 

make it easier and clearer on how to join a society

We've started the initative 'SU on Tour' to help combat this. Throughout the year we'll be visiting key student areas off campus, to speak to more of you face to face about SU services. 

more veggie options in the kitchen

There are now a vegetarian burgers in the Kitchen. 

reduce cost of gym membership

The SU are in discussions with the University about this. 

offer belly dancing classes

 The SU are looking into offering this as a Just Play class.

more recognition for winning sports teams

This idea is now being developed by the SU sports team, who are looking into profilling teams in the Blades blog and awarding performance of the week.

reintroduce module readers and circualte lecture slides before a lecture

This idea has is being worked on through the course learning materials project. 

mindfullness exercise classes close to exams

This idea is being worked on by our Promise 1 departments with the sports department.

increase awareness of serious mental health issues

The University are currently working on a mental health awareness package for both students and staff.

Want to know more?

Head to our live blog of the SU Hackathon by clicking right here.

This is just the beginning

We'll update this page as we make more ideas happen.