Improvements to Common Room

Improvements to Common Room


The common room is not attractive to students as it isn't being used to its full potential. Students spend their whole day in their rooms because there is no chance to interact  with other students. 
What could be improved:
Students are not happy with paying for pool in the common room, because they think it is unfair as it should be included in the accommodation fee.
It needs more facilities, e.g. table football, table tennis, board games, playing cards and other activities.
These improvements will make the common room  a place for students to connect with each other and make students become a part of a family


Tahira Ishfaq Afzal








    February 22th

    Idea has been approved by the Union Chair.


    march 31st

    Voting on the idea has closed. The idea will be referred to the next Students' Union Executive Committee where they'll decided whether to take the idea forward or to refer to an All Student Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 12th.


    April 13th

    The Students' Union Executive agreed to support the idea. VP Southend will be taking this idea forward.


    October 4th

    VP Southend will be speaking with the University about changing seating in the Southend common room.


    Novemebr 21st

    The idea is almost done. We are only left with providing a football table. We are working with the accommodation to make this happen as soon as possible.


    january 31st

    The seating arrangement has been made, the Amazon fire stick have been installed and a new football table has been put in place. The University has considered a different colour patterns to be used and planned to change the carpet in summer.


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HOW it works

  1. Once the idea has been approved students will have 5 days to make suggestions to improve the idea.
  2. If suggestions are made and accepted by the proposer than the Union Chair will approve the final idea before voting opens.
  3. Voting will then open for five days.
  4. Ideas will only be considered by the Students' Union Executive if they receive at least 25 yes votes or 40% of the vote being yes, which ever number is the greatest.
  5. The idea will be accepted by the Executive if over 60% of the vote supports the idea. If it is inbetween 40% and 60% it will be referred to an All Student Meeting. If the idea gets over 60% of members supporting the Students' Union Executive can still refer the idea to an All Student Meeting.