Change Week 2020
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th February
We are excited to say that Worcester Students' Union will be holding our second annual Change Week in February 2020! #ChangeWeekWSU
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
The University of Worcester is our home, our course, our money and our future. We care about making sure that our university is the best it can be and that every single one of your voices matter. The Students' Union is led by students, which means you are the ones leading change. So, got something you'd like to make happen? #ChangeWeekWSU
Share your thoughts about all aspects of being a student at Worcester on our brand new Ideas Forum. The Ideas Forum is a direct, new, and effective way to get your voice heard, and you can use it as many times as you want during your time as a University of Worcester student!
You can see how students voted during our first Change Week here.
On Monday 4th - Friday 8th February 2019, Worcester held its very first Change Week. This week provided students with the opportunity to share their ideas about all aspects of being a student at the University of Worcester, including the Students' Union, student opportunities, campus and facilities, local communities, campus life, and academic experience.
Throughout the week, students submitted 1087 ideas, and these ideas received 8454 votes via Change Week boards and the online Ideas Forum.
Following the voting period, the top 10 overall ideas were:
- Cheaper bus fares for students
- Classes on first aid
- Blood donations at University
- 24h access to The Hive
- Classes on self-defence
- Classes on sign language
- Avoid multiple deadlines in the same week on mandatory modules
- A nap room or sleeping pods on campus
- More pet therapy sessions
- Hold a ball (summer or end of semester ball)
Your Vice President Education has been working with School Reps in Hackathon sessions, looking at every idea submitted. They have been identifying positive actions that the SU and University can take to make these ideas happen (and, in cases where an idea cannot happen, we will explain to students why this is the case, or what we are looking at as an alternative win if not the original idea). The SU will update students in the coming months on the progress of these ideas through emails, our website, and social media platforms.
Even though this year's Change Week is over, you can still submit ideas for change through our online Ideas Forum. If an idea receives at least 25 'up-votes', the SU will then be able to consider it. The more votes and comments an idea gets, the more power it gives us to try and action it.
The overall aim of Change Week was to make our feedback processes as visible as possible to highlight the work that your Course Reps and School Reps do on a daily basis, as well as how your University and SU act on and address the feedback received to improve the overall student experience.