Following a successful student petition, we conducted an All Student Vote between Monday 10 December and Friday 12 January to gather our members’ opinion on the current restructure of the University. The questions were created in conjunction with the students who submitted the petition, and results were as follows:

Do you believe that there has been full and clear consultation with students on this restructure?

Yes – 325 votes (15%)

No – 1,843 (85%)

 

Do you believe that the Vice-Chancellor’s pay should be cut as part of the restructure?

Yes – 2,035 votes (90.6%)

No – 211 votes (9.4%)

 

Do you believe that cuts to academic staff will be detrimental to the student experience?

Yes – 2,117 votes (92.4%)

No – 174 votes (7.6%)

We submitted a series of questions to the University and also met with the Vice- Chancellor. You can see the questions and the University’s responses here: SUSU ASV Statement – Q&A Slides

 We will now be continuing the discussions with the University and will hold them to account to make sure they deliver what they have promised. We will also continue working with the students who submitted the petition.

We are here to represent students’ academic interests and will be advocating for students at every meeting with University staff we attend to ensure that the University are focusing on the experience of current students.

We will update you as soon as we become aware of any major updates to the restructure, or further responses from the University.

If you have any more questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – either using You Make Change or by emailing one of us directly.

 

Flora Noble – Union President

Evie Reilly – Vice President Democracy & Creative Industries

Sam Dedman – Vice President Education

Steve Gore – Vice President Sports Development

Arun Aggarwal – Vice President Student Communities

Sam Higman – Vice President Welfare

 

EDIT: A previous version of this article stated we worked alongside the team of students who submitted the original petition when drafting our questions to the University. Though we have now met and discussed the responses with the students this was not fully correct at the time of writing, and we therefore apologise for any misunderstanding.

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