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Besides running to be a Democratic Representative yourself, there are two main ways that you can influence change at Solent University.


Motions are sent in by you and discussed at the next possible Student Council. If the motion is passed, then it becomes Union Policy and is worked on by both Student and Sabbatical Officers. You are also encouraged to get involved with the implementation of the motion, as you are the one who started it off.


If you have an idea for things you would like to see changed, but want to find out what other students think and how much sipport it has. The Student Ideas Board is where students can up or down vote the idea based on their views. Any ideas that receive 10 up votes overall are taken to next Student Council.


Student Council

At Student Council, you can:

Tell the Union your view through motions

Ensure the Officers' work represents you

Elect an independent Chair and Deputy Chair

Give the Board of Trustees guidance and advice

Be given reports by the Officers

Change the way the Union runs


Upcoming Meetings

Motion Deadline

6th April 2021

3rd May 2021

Meeting Date

13th April 2021

10th May 2021

24 Hour Library Opening

Through work by the Student Council and students, the University agreed to extend the library opening hours during examination periods.

Free Water Fountains

The University have committed to having water fountains in all new buildings and to include them when renovating existing buildings.

Warsash Kitchen Facilities

A kitchen area has now been built in the common area of the St Maty's campus for all students based there to use.


Your Ideas

UP VOTE ideas you support with, and DOWN VOTE anything you are against. 

Any ideas that get 10 or more up votes will be taken to Student Council for discussion and approval. If approved your Democratic Representatives will work to make them happen. Login HERE to get started!

Student Ideas Board

  • Ideas 5
  • Submitters 5
  • Last submission 14:53 on 10 Nov 2020
  • Voters 24
  • Commenters 1
  • Current 0
  • Locked 0
  • Passed 2
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 3

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  • 12 score
    12 voters

    Extend No Detriment Policy

      We need some sort of online-learning contingency like last semester’s No Detriment policy. With the decline in mental health being all but guaranteed across the board with the new online learning environment, it’s only natural for grades to suffer as a result. My proposal is that we instigate a No Detriment policy this year also, using students’ past grades over the last year/two years as a guide for the policy. This could help students avoid stressing themselves if they’re struggling.
    Lauren Thompson
    11:04am on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Cassie Allen-Wright
    11:07am on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Caitlin Meaker
    11:10am on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Ruth Wood
    11:34am on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Aalisha Asif
    11:55am on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Marina Agostinho Lopes
    10:08pm on 11 Nov 20 I support this.
    Adam Morreale
    10:36pm on 11 Nov 20 I support this
    Sean Brazenall
    4:21am on 6 Feb 21 I support this.