Idea submission (subject to RSU Council approval)

The Students’ Union is here to promote and address issues that affect you at Roehampton University. We are student-led, run by elected sabbatical officers and informed by your feedback.  

We therefore require your ideas and feedback to direct what campaigns are run and how they can improve your university experience.  

An idea can be anything from new university bus routes, to new relaxation spaces on campus, to how to improve student support during exam periods.  

If you have an idea for change, you can start a campaign process by letting the President’s Committee know. You will need to do this here:

Idea submission - Presidents' Committee






Do you have an idea or proposal on how RSU could better support students?

RSU is run for the students, by the students.

As a student at Roehampton, you have the chance to shape RSU policy. All you have to do is submit your idea below, outling a particular issue and the change you want to see. 

Once submitted, you have two weeks to get 1% of the student population to vote. Over 50% of votes must be in favour of the idea. Once this threshold is reached, SU Council will review the idea and vote on it to become RSU Council policy. If the threshold is not reached, our RSU Officer team can still decide to take the idea to RSU Council. 

You can also comment on active ideas - inputting your ideas, suggestions, and experiences which can shape our policies. These policies then shape the work that the RSU Officers do and defines the RSU's stance on issues affecting Roehampton students.

Once Policy, the RSU will campaign, lobby and if we can, enact your idea, to try to improve student life here at Roehampton.

Deadline to submit an Idea (to be discussed for the next meeting of SU Council):

31 Mar 2023 17:00

Watch the video to find out how the Ideas page works! 


So, what are you waiting for? 

Submit your idea below


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  • 13 score
    13 Total Votes

    Reduce the use of single use plastic cups; promote a greener campus

      My idea revolves around the use of single use plastic cups at The Union Bar. The current plastic cups are from an eco-friendly company; however, would it be more sustainable and environment friendly if we were to promote re-usable university branded plastic cups at The Union Bar for a discount on your drink, and also to limit the use of single use plastic cups? This is an idea I would want the university to further look into, to reduce single use plastics and promote a greener campus.
    Georgia Maria Chapman De Almeida
    7:38pm on 14 Feb 23 I think it’s a brilliant idea! Would be a cute keepsake to remember your time at Roehampton!

    After you've submitted your Idea, there will be a two-week period where students can vote on it.

    After this period, your Idea will be sorted into one of the below categories. You can click through to see other Ideas that have fallen into these categories.

    These are Ideas that have received enough votes to go to SUC. Since then, they have been passed and are now RSU policy. The RSU will campaign to implement these ideas on your behalf.

    These are Ideas that have been rejected by the Roehampton community. This is because they have either not receive enough votes in the two-week period, or more students voted against the idea than for it.

    These are Ideas that have been referred to the Trustee Board by SUC. The will be because SUC feels the Idea needs to be scrutinised further due to financial, legal or ethical risk, or if it puts the reputation of the RSU in jeopardy.

    These are Ideas that have not recieved the 1% vote of the student population within two weeks of being submitted Ideas that did not get enough votes cannot be resubmitted until the new term.