Results Announced for the First Better Forum of 2020

Results Announced for the First Better Forum of 2020

The results of the first Forum of 2020 are in - here's what was decided by our panel of students over two days. For the Better Union forums there were 16 students on the panel; for Better University 12.

Got your own idea you want to submit to forum? The ideas submission is open - submit here before the 15 April. 

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

Better Union 

Should LUU do more to support commuting students? 

For: 16
Against: 0
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should LUU provide basic health and safety training for all clubs and societies that carry out activities of elevated risk? 

For: 15
Against: 1
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should LUU annually review their preferred taxi partner?

For: 12
Against: 4
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should LUU provide better mandatory training on how to deal with complaints of sexual misconduct? 

For: 16
Against: 0 
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should LUU take steps to ensure accessibility in all areas of the Union?

For: 16
Against: 0
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should we lobby Leeds Sexual Health to reinstate funding for Brudenell Road Pharmacy and other Hyde Park pharmacies to give out free sexual health services again?

For: 15
Against: 1
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should LUU lobby the council for increased safety measures around Woodhouse Moor?
For: 13
Against: 3
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should LUU lobby landlords to provide more flexible housing contracts?
For: 14
Against: 2
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Better University 

Should being working class be considered a protected characteristic with University policy and practice?

For: 9 
Against: 3
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should LUU continue to lobby the University to provide equal opportunities in module choice for parents and carers? 

For: 9
Against: 3
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should the University of Leeds offer more specific travel support for commuter students?

For: 6
Against: 6
The idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum.

Should LUU support postgraduate teaching assistants to receive fair pay for the work they do?

For: 11
Against: 1
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should LUU lobby the UoL to do more the increase the accessibility and publicity of refugees studying at UoL?

For: 10
Against: 2
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years.

Should kickboxing and martial arts be a University-focused sport?

For: 7 
Against: 5
The idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum.

Should the University offer more paid placement opportunities and similar paid project work?

For: 11
Against: 1
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should the University work more closely with LUU societies in sustainability initiatives?

For: 12
Against: 0
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should LUU work with the UoL to better consider religious holidays in relation to examination timetabling and training?

For: 11
Against: 1
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should the University record all induction talks?

For: 9
Against: 3
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

Should the University do more to support students who've not come through the A-level route?

For: 8
Against: 4
The idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum.

Should the University do more to support international students when they return home?

For: 9
Against: 3
The idea passes and becomes Union policy for 3 years. 

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

For: 8
Against: 4
The idea does not reach a consensus and can go to campus-wide referendum.