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Make a Change

A Student Voice Continuum: YUSU's participatory agenda

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Recent NUS Referendum 2019

We recently ran a campus-wide referendum on YUSU's continued affiliation to the National Union of Students (NUS). Students were asked: Should YUSU remain affiliated to the NUS? Both campaign teams ran strong campaigns, but it was the 'Yes' team that came through in the end, winning by 611 votes to 364. 

Read the full Deputy Returning Officer's Report here.

The results were as follows:

Votes for 'Yes' : 611

Votes for 'No' : 364

Votes for 'Abstain' : 42

Past Referenda Results

'Public Vote on Brexit' Referendum

The results for the referendum were as follows: 

Yes: 768

No: 413

Abstain: 55

NSS Boycott 

The results for the referendum were as follows: 

Yes: 379

No: 568

Abstain: 11

Incorporation Referendum – changing YUSU’s legal status

The results for the referendum are as follows:

Yes: 1066

No: 150

Abstain: 76

Working Class and Social Mobility Officer Referendum

Yes: 495

No: 472

Abstain: 23

Submit An Idea

There are many ways you can transform your University, YUSU, or the community you live in. If you have an idea and want to spark a conversation, tell us it here.

Making change happen requires collaboration and common goals. So once you’ve submitted your idea, you will be invited to discuss how we can work together to turn your idea into action.

From simple suggestions to political campaigns, we welcome all ideas for change, big or small. Some things can be worked on straight away - e.g. getting menus translated in YUSU venues, whilst others require consultation with students - e.g. YUSU creating a new representative position.

Ideas for political, transformative and long-term change, could potentially become YUSU Policy.

Submit an idea

The Policy Review Group (PRG)