Once a year, we ask all students to submit their best ideas for improving or developing life at the Union, University or city, by asking ‘If you could change one thing, what would it be?’

This year, these ideas will then be voted on to decide the most popular. Following the Union’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17 May at 13:00 the top ideas will be revealed and then an Open Senate meeting will take place to discuss how to move forward with each idea.

We encourage all students to submit ideas, register, vote online and attend the meeting to help shape the future of the Union!

How does it all work?

1. Register to Vote

19 April - 17 May 2017

Register for a proxy vote for the AGM, and to vote online on all the ideas.

2. Online idea submission

19 April – 8 May 2017

Visit the Union's website to submit your ideas for discussion

3. Vote on the ideas

10 May – 15 May 2017

You’ll be able to vote for the ideas you like, against the ones you don't and contribute to the online discussion

View the Ideas

4. Ideas announced

15 May 2017

The top ideas will be publicised on the Union’s website so you can prepare for the meeting and continue the conversation both online and with your friends.

5. AGM & Open Senate

17 May 13:00

Come along to the AGM and Open Senate to help develop the next steps for each idea!

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the University of Southampton Students' Union will be taking place on the Red Brick, Building 42, Highfield Campus at 13:00 on Wednesday 17th May 2017.

You can read the formal notice for this meeting here. The agenda will be published shortly.


How many ideas can I suggest?

You can submit as many ideas as you like – if you’ve got lots of ideas, submit them all!

Can I explain my idea in more detail at Open Senate?

If your idea is taken to Open Senate, we would encourage you (and your friends) to come along and add to the discussion.

What if my ideas isn’t popular or doesn’t make it to Open Senate?

All ideas that do not make it to Open Senate will be taken by one of the Full-Time Officers to discuss further with their Student Leaders. You may even be contacted to come in and talk about the idea in more detail.

Can I submit ideas during the year?

Any student can submit an idea via the Union’s You Make Change at any time. Each idea is then discussed by the elected Full-Time Officers and actioned or developed further.