Southend - Support with housing

Support with Housing 

THE IDEA:

The student accommodation available in Southend is prohibitively expensive, particularly to Nursing Students who are on limited bursaries and due to placements cannot work much outside University hours to top up their income. However, often private landlords can take advantage of students, or provide unsuitable accommodation. If the SU in Southend had a facility to offer or recommend affordable and suitable private lets in Southend, this could benefit future students.

IDEA BY:

 Joanna Priestley

CAMPUS:

Southend

Result

 

Update

  •  

    June 14th

    Idea approved.

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    November 21st

    This is part of Ernest’s manifesto. He has had several meetings with SU Lets and the outcome was that they will approach it in 2 phases. First phase is to provide packs for students with regards to how they can get their deposit back as well as any legality involved. The second phase is to work with the council to provide accreditation for landlords in Southend. They will do this by involving the Southend campus manager as well as the Registrar. Their next meeting is on the 7th of December. The packs however will be ready next term.

HAVE YOUR SAY

Ifra Qureshi
12:02pm on 22 Jun 17 Really good idea, don't know why this hasn't come forward earlier.
David Rees
4:39pm on 5 Jun 17 This is a fantastic idea! It's hard to judge a what is reasonably priced and what is not worth the money.
Kitty Chamberlain
11:04am on 1 Jun 17 A great idea! This would benefit many students to come in numerous ways. It's always good to have more options.
Sarah Osei-Bordom
4:24pm on 31 May 17 A M A Z I N G ! As a nursing student, this would be great.
Rosina Chapman
1:48pm on 31 May 17 Other univeriys have had on site estate agents to support them when choosing to move off of campus - I feel something like this will help the students a great deal.
Rosina Chapman
1:48pm on 31 May 17 Other univeriys have had on site estate agents to support them when choosing to move off of campus - I feel something like this will help the students a great deal.
Rosina Chapman
1:48pm on 31 May 17 Other univeriys have had on site estate agents to support them when choosing to move off of campus - I feel something like this will help the students a great deal.
John Takaindisa
12:44pm on 31 May 17 Yes please,it would be really helpful
Bahare Afrahi
12:03pm on 31 May 17 Great Idea. Support it with all power.

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.

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