Results announced for LUU’s first ever digital Better Forum

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Results announced for LUU’s first ever digital Better Forum

Representation

Political engagement at LUU stops for nothing, and on Tuesday 12 May, LUU held its very first virtual Better Forum. The evening saw a panel of 13 randomly selected students come together via Zoom to examine and vote on ideas for change, submitted by LUU members. 

For an idea to pass, it had to receive ten votes in its favour. In total, 14 ideas were voted on, and nine passed to become LUU policy for three years. The remaining ideas may be put to a campus wide referendum.

Want to find out more about current LUU policy, past Forum results, or even submit your own idea for future consideration? Visit the dedicated LUU policy website here.

Take a look at the results below, and you can watch the full video of the Forum at the play button in the header.

 

Ideas passed

Should LUU join the NUS in lobbying the Government for the fair treatment of students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

For: 13 | Against: 0

 

Should LUU should seek to automatically support students who face financial barriers to participation in Clubs and Societies?

For: 13 | Against: 0

 

Should LUU protect candidates in elections from smear campaigns and work on making the elections more transparent?

For: 10 | Against: 3

 

Should the University do more to alleviate student stress around exams and coursework? 

For: 12 | Against: 1

 

Should the University of Leeds sign up to the Student Minds Universities Mental Health Charter?

For: 13 | Against: 0

 

Should we implement a body dedicated to research into decolonisation?

For: 11 | Against: 2

 

Should the University of Leeds formalise student participation in academic staff interview panels?

For: 10 | Against: 3

 

Should LUU lobby the University to have installed hand sanitizer and additional hygiene products in key locations to improve the general student hygiene in University?

For: 11 | Against: 2

 

Should LUU lobby the University to cut all ties with Barclays? 

For: 10 | Against: 3

 

Ideas to go to referendum

Should LUU encourage and empower committee members to reach a certain quota of non-alcoholic events?

For: 9 | Against: 4

 

Should LUU have a Climate Officer on its Exec? 

For: 9 | Against: 4

 

Should the University do more support students who haven't come through the A Level route?

For: 9 | Against: 4

 

Should LUU lobby the University to work towards reducing carbon emissions from academics' flights?

For: 6 | Against: 7

 

Should the University cease relationships with any academic institutions that are complicit in breaking International Law? 

For: 8 | Against: 5