2017-18 / 2016-17
Where should there be a monitored silent space for students to study?
Silberrad Centre: 21%
There shouldn’t be: 13%
Have you registered to vote in the General Election on June 8th?
Not able to vote: 20%
Do you find the Facebook fresher’s page useful?
I don't use it: 37%
TRUMP, BAKE SALE, NSS – SHOULD WE BE HAVING OPEN DEBATES TO DISCUSS ISSUES LIKE THESE?
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%
SPRING BREAK IS COMING UP, IF YOU’RE STAYING ON CAMPUS, WHAT SHOULD THE SU DO FOR YOU?
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%
Has the postgraduate loan encouraged you to consider a Masters Degree?
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 influences your vote in Leadership Race/Elections?
Face-to-Face conversation: 30%
Posts on social media: 25%
Do you feel like you have ever been racially discriminated against in society?
I have seen someone be racially abused: 21%
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SU WINS HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON YOUR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE?
No teaching on Wednesday afternoon: 27%
Library open 24hrs in exam times: 56%
Free fruits and water over exams: 17%
Do you want to protest against Trump?
I don't think it will work: 30%
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?
Yes. I was supported: 23%
No. I didn't get what I need: 31%
No. I didn't need anything / Not applicable: 46%
SHOULD THE STUDENTS' UNION HAVE A WORKING CLASS OFFICER?
I don't know: 18%
The number of votes in favor of this idea reached 65% which is not enough to change the byelaw (a 75% majority is required).
Amazing. I love them: 61%
Wouldn't be seen dead in one: 23%
What's a christmas jumper?: 16%
What should the University rename office hours to?
Feedback And Advice Hours: 20%
Academic Advice Hours: 27%
Academic Support Hours: 53%
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?
Yes, it would be nice to.: 39%
No, You shouldn't: 30%
I don't have an opinion on this.: 31%
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?
Yes,I have already registered with SUHomes: 8%
No, I should probally think about registering with SUHomes: 51%
I am already sorted for next year/NA: 41%
As a result of this question we’ve had more students register with SUHomes than in the previous weeks. If you haven’t registered with SUHomes please visit here for more information.
THIS WEEK IS SU GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK: SO DO YOU WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS?
Not Applicable: 28%
WHAT VOTING METHOD DO YOU PREFER?
First past the post: 38%
Single Transferable Vote: 35%
Alternative Vote: 27%
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?
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF GETTING A JOB AFTER UNI?
Not Applicable: 11%
HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO CHANGE YOUR MODULES DUE TO TIMETABLE CLASHES?
Not Applicable: 19%
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?
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?
Not Applicable: 23%
As a result of this question we will continue to not have semi-naked womens on our newspapers.