At LUU we're led by you, our 38,000 members – that means every single one of you can make a change to what we do, how we do it & who represents you. The ‘Better Forums’ are how policy and key decisions get made, and they’re run by students. They happen three times a year, and there are three groups of students at each one:
- You: You’ll need be there to tell people why you submitted your idea, and why you’d like the panel to vote yes!
- Reps: Each Better Forum is attended by relevant reps. They'll relay other students' views and give feedback on ideas.
- Student Panel: A randomly selected panel of 16 students will listen, ask questions, and decide whether to approve or reject your idea - like a jury. 75% of them need to say 'Yes' to turn your idea into policy. If they can't agree then ideas can move to a campus-wide referendum to let all students decide.
Have you got an idea for how to make the Union, the Uni or Leeds and beyond better? All you need to do is let us know, using the form below. If you have any questions email our Political Engagement Team and we can have a chat. You can also join our mailing list to hear more about what's going on with policy, democracy and campaigns here at LUU.
Ideas Deadlines: 15th of April for the May Forums, final forums of 2019/20 Academic Year.
NB: Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we are exploring ways of hosting this final round of forums digitally.