Question of the Week

2017-18 / 2016-17  

Last weeks' question

Where should there be monitored silent space for students to study?

 

The results

Library: 65%
Silberrad Centre: 21%
There shouldn’t be: 13%

WHAT NEXT?

 

 

 

 

 

Previous QUEstions

 

Have you registered to vote in the General Election on June 8th?

 

The results

Yes: 43%
No: 37%
Not able to vote: 20%

WHAT NEXT?

Do you find the Facebook fresher’s page useful?

 

The results

Yes: 45%
No: 17%
I don't use it: 37%

WHAT NEXT?

TRUMP, BAKE SALE, NSS – SHOULD WE BE HAVING OPEN DEBATES TO DISCUSS ISSUES LIKE THESE?

 

The results

Yes, I would like the SU to host debates: 47%
No these don’t appeal to me: 34%
I use social media for debates:19%

WHAT NEXT?

SPRING BREAK IS COMING UP, IF YOU’RE STAYING ON CAMPUS, WHAT SHOULD THE SU DO FOR YOU?

 

The results

Social Activities (such as Just Play, day trips, events, nights out): 30%
Academic support (such as providing study space and study aids): 24%
I won’t be here/Not applicable:46%

WHAT NEXT?

Has the postgraduate loan encouraged you to consider a Masters Degree?

 

The results

Yes I am now considering a PG degree: 14%
I am considering but it hasn't made a difference: 22%
I hadn't heard about the loan: 30%
I'm not doing Masters:34%

WHAT NEXT?

What influences your vote in Leadership Race/Elections?

 

The results

Manifestos: 26%
Face-to-Face conversation: 30%
Posts on social media: 25%
N/A: 19%

WHAT NEXT?

 

Do you feel like you have ever been racially discriminated against in society?

 

The results

Yes: 27%
No: 52%
I have seen someone be racially abused: 21%

WHAT NEXT?

 

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SU WINS HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOUR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE?

 

The results

No teaching on Wednesday afternoon: 27%
Library open 24hrs in exam times: 56%
Free fruits and water over exams: 17%

WHAT NEXT?

 

Do you want to protest against Trump?

 

The results

Yes: 52%
No: 18%
I don't think it will work: 30%

WHAT NEXT?

The majority of people voted yes for this week’s QOTW. Because of this we will be organising a protest on 20th February which will be a national day of action.

 

Do you feel that you was supported academically over the winter break period?

 

The results

Yes. I was supported: 23%
No. I didn't get what I need: 31%
No. I didn't need anything / Not applicable: 46%

WHAT NEXT?

 

SHOULD THE STUDENTS' UNION HAVE A WORKING CLASS OFFICER?

 

The results

Yes: 44%
No: 38%
I don't know: 18%

WHAT NEXT?

The number of votes in favor of this idea reached 65% which is not enough to change the byelaw (a 75% majority is required).

 

Christmas jumpers?

 

The results

Amazing. I love them: 61%
Wouldn't be seen dead in one: 23%
What's a christmas jumper?: 16%

WHAT NEXT?

 

 

What should the University rename office hours to?

 

The results

Feedback And Advice Hours: 20%
Academic Advice Hours: 27%
Academic Support Hours: 53%

WHAT NEXT?

The results were sent to the Faculty Convenors for them to circulate to Executive Deans. We expect to see this change made either next term or next academic year based on student feedback.

 

SHOULD THE STUDENTS' UNION HAVE AN ALCOHOL FREE SOCIAL SPACE?

 

The results

Yes, it would be nice to.: 39%
No, You shouldn't: 30%
I don't have an opinion on this.: 31%

WHAT NEXT?

The student body voted that they would like to see and alcohol free social space on the Colchester campus.

The Executive team will now take this idea forward however this is not something we are able to provide an immediate solution. The Executive team will now start discussions with SU management and University staff about securing an appropriate space for this. We will keep you posted as progress is made on this idea.

 

DID YOU KNOW HOUSING WEEK IS THIS WEEK?

 

The results

Yes,I have already registered with SU Lets: 8%
No, I should probally think about registering with SU Lets: 51%
I am already sorted for next year/NA: 41%

WHAT NEXT?

As a result of this question we’ve had more students register with SU Lets than in the previous weeks. If you haven’t registered with SU Lets please visit here for more information.

 

THIS WEEK IS SU GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: SO DO YOU WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?

 

The results

Yes: 54%
No: 18%
Not Applicable: 28%

WHAT NEXT?

 

WHAT VOTING METHOD DO YOU PREFER?

 

The results

First past the post: 38%
Single Transferable Vote: 35%
Alternative Vote: 27%

WHAT NEXT?

As a result of this question we will think about changing our voting system until the next sabbatical officer election.

 

We want to be the best SU Store/Advice service in the world How would you rate your service in The Store/Extra Store/SU Advice today?

 

The results

Amazing: 72%
Average: 26%
Awful: 2%

WHAT NEXT?

 

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF GETTING A JOB AFTER UNI?

 

The results

Yes: 61%
No: 28%
Not Applicable: 11%

WHAT NEXT?

 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO CHANGE YOUR MODULES DUE TO TIMETABLE CLASHES?

 

The results

Yes: 28%
No: 53%
Not Applicable: 19%

WHAT NEXT?

We will include this information into the module optionality discussions that we are a part of and put it towards a timetabling group.

 

WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AS PART OF THE THURSDAY MARKET?

 

The results

Italian: 46%
Mexican: 34%
Greek: 20%

WHAT NEXT?

As we don't have an Italian food stand on the Thursday market we are trying to find a supplier. You are more than welcome to suggest us one.

 

Should we sell newspapers that have semi-naked women on page 3?

 

The results

Yes: 32%
No: 45%
Not Applicable: 23%

WHAT NEXT?

As a result of this question we will continue to not have semi-naked womens on our newspapers.

 

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