What Are The Better Forums?
In short, the Better Forums are how members of LUU create Policy - members present their ideas to a student panel to be voted on. They're split into three - Better Union, Better University and Better Leeds - so that members can seek change in all areas of student life. They take place once a term in November, March and May.
Alongside our wider Strategic Plan and the objectives of your elected Student Executive - policy is what guides us as an organisation.
The Better Forums were created in 2009 after feedback from and consultation with the whole student body - who told us that they wanted to have a say in decisions, but not all decisions, only important ones. They also told us that the language and process needed to be accessible, and open to everyone - not just political experts and keen debaters.
The Better Forums are the outcome of that wide research (and we've continued to adapt and change them since based on student feedback) - they're our way of seeing what a cross section of the student body makes of an idea, and if they can't decide we ask all of you in a campus-wide referendum.
All you need to have is an Idea.