Student Executive are required to ensure that all policies passed are acted upon over the duration of each policy.
Here are four current examples, explaining what has happened as a result of these policies:
We have been working on good relations through a good relations working group established by UUSU. The group invites university staff, chaplains, UUSU officers and staff and students to develop plans and events to bolster good relations and promote diversity on campus.
You told us that you wanted your second year to count. Student officers used this policy to lobby senior management and the university is now considering using a Grade Point Average system, alongside your degree classification, which will be trialled from September 2016 in certain subject areas. This will hopefully reduce the pressure put on you in final year.
UUSU believe that higher education is a public good and as such should be publicly funded. We have reaped the rewards of fully funded primary and secondary education and the public funding of tertiary education is the next logical step.
Your student officers have met with MLA’s and MP’s, including the former Department for Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry and the First Minister Arlene Foster, to lobby them on higher education funding. UUSU have also responded to government consultations and given evidence to the former Department for Employment and Learning Committee on the issue.
We want more women to get involved in our union. We have used this policy to run Women in Leadership campaigns which encourage women to get involved in leadership positions in their union and their future career. We have done this by highlighting successful women within Ulster, running workshops and running women information session for union elections.