Winter Forum 2019 Results Announced

Winter Forum 2019 Results Announced

Representation

The results of the last Forum of 2019 are in, and here's what was decided over two days by the panels:

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.

The idea on drug testing kits has gone forward to referendum - you can find out more and cast your vote at voting.luu.org.uk 


Better Union

Should LUU continue to aim for a 3:1
student to non-student staff ratio?

For: 15
Against: 0
The Idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should LUU reduce the amount of red
meat being sold in the Union?

For: 11
Against: 4
The Idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum (the idea holder decided not to take this to referendum).

Should bags for life be available at
LUU?

For: 6
Against: 9
The Idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum (the idea holder decided not to take this to referendum).

Should we challenge the University to provide
bespoke funding for volunteering activity to
overcome current financial limitations?

For: 13
Against: 2
The Idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should LUU take a pro-choice stance
on reproductive justice?

For: 14
Against: 1
The Idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should LUU provide drug testing kits
for students?

For: 11
Against: 4
The Idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum 

Should LUU work to combat waste by
reducing the number of tote bags given
out during Freshers?

For: 5
Against: 10
The Idea does not reach a consensus, and can go to campus-wide referendum (the idea holder decided not to take this to referendum).


Better University

Should LUU lobby the UoL to get rid of
resit costs?

For: 11
Against: 2
The idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

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

The idea holder could not attend, the idea is deferred until March.

Should the University give retail spaces to
independent businesses or entrepreneurial
students rather than chains?

For: 13
Against: 0
The idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should the University adopt and
implement a strategy to close the
BAME awarding gap?

For: 11
Against: 2
The idea passes, and becomes Union policy for three years.

Should UoL be more transparent and be
scrutinised on the awards they give to
students at graduation and how they come
to these decisions?

For: 13
Against: 0
The idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should the University do more to
enable positive staff mental health?

For: 13
Against: 0
The idea passes, and becomes Union policy for three years.

Should the University reduce the
amount of red meat being sold on
campus?

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

Should the university introduce the
SafeZone app or similar system for the
campus security?

For: 12
Against: 1
The idea passes, and becomes Union policy for three years.

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

The idea holder could not attend, the idea is deferred until March.

Should the University open up seminar
rooms in exam periods?

For: 13
Against: 0
The idea passes, and becomes Union Policy for three years.

Should the University change its email
address format?

For: 11
Against: 2
The idea passes, and becomes Union policy for three years.

Should LUU work with the University
to create dedicated study spaces for
postgraduate researchers?

For: 12
Against: 1
The idea passes, and becomes Union policy for three years.


Better Leeds

No ideas put forward for Better Leeds