Student Parliament

WHAT IS STUDENT PARLIAMENT?


At the moment thousands of Essex students are involved in a rich variety of different communities within the Students’ Union.

All of these communities are making a big impact on students’ lives in those areas, we want to make sure these communities have power to make real change throughout the SU and the University by getting together once a month to solve issues and amplify Essex students’ voices in a bigger, more powerful way.

 

SU FOCUSES FOR THIS YEAR


Over three days we spoke to 1347 Essex students to find out what the final priorities of the SU should be for next year.

You didn't hold back. You came out in the rain and the sunshine, and voted online so that the SU is doing what students want next year.

COST OF LIVING

Student life is too expensive and I'm struggling to get by

University fees are too high and I'm worried about future debt 

The shops and venues on campus are too expensive

 

MY COURSE

I’m not satisfied with the quality of teaching, academic support or communication.

My exams and deadline are too close together.

My timetable clashes.

 

ACCOMMODATION

My accommodation is too expensive, my rent is too high and I can’t afford to pay it.

I’ve found finding places to live off campus difficult and I’ve got problems with my landlord

It’s too noisy where I live.

 

STUDY SPACE

I don’t think there is enough study space on campus

I’d like to see more comfy seating, labs and computers on campus 

I think the library should open longer and have more study space

 

MENTAL HEALTH

I don’t think there are enough support services to meet demand

I think anxiety and depression, lack of sleep and self-harm are real issues around campus

Isolation and loneliness and making friends are real problems on campus.

 

WANT TO SIT ON PARLIAMENT?

We'll be holding a second round of elections for people who want to stand in October. Watch this space to find out how you can put yourself forward to stand. 

OTHER WAYS TO SHAPE THE SU

If you want to make sure you have a say, but don't think you can commit the time to parliament, there's loads of ways you can shape the SU.

If you've got an ace idea that you want to see happen, submit it through as an Student Idea. Find out more

WHO SITS ON PARLIAMENT?


At the moment thousands of Essex students are involved in a rich variety of different communities within the Students’ Union.

SABBATICAL OFFICERS

PART-TIME OFFICERS

INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATIVES

LEAD COURSE REPS
 

SOCIETIES GUILD COMMITTEE
 

ESSEX BLADES COMMITTEE
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

BAME STUDENTS

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

MATURE STUDENTS

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

WOMEN STUDENTS

COMMUTING STUDENTS

STUDENT PARENTS

LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

VENUES STUDENT STAFF

RETAIL STUDENT STAFF

VTEAM VOLUNTEERS

REBEL MEMBERS

PAST PARLIAMENT MEETINGS


11/05/2018