Your Ideas, Our Policy

Shape what we do, what we debate and what we campaign on.

Our policies are created and decided by students, covering a wide range of areas such as sustainability, equal rights, education and much more. Once an idea passes at Senate or Referenda, it becomes policy for three years.

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A Visible Policy About Making Policy Visible

Access Programs For EU and International Students

Advocating For Sensible Policies On Drug Use and Misuse

Better Crime Support For Students

Campaign Against Misogyny 

Continue To Fund The Manncunion

Contributing To Bridging The Information Gap

Ensure The University Of Manchester Accredits With NUS

Fund Free Menstrual Products On Campus

Graduate Entrepreneur Schemes for International Students

Join The Rebellion

Limit Environmental Impact Of Large SU Events

Lobby For Bursaries

Lobby The University To Create A New Staffing And Pay Review Body

Make Resits Examinations Flexible For International Students

Making Fresher’s Fair More Accessible

Making Senate More Accessible

An Effective Strategy To Combat Sexual Harassment On Campus

My Bottle

Promoting The Real Living Wage

Provide Effective Harm Reduction For Drug Use

QTIPOC Inclusion and Advocacy

Reducing Food Waste From Biko Street

Reducing The Carbon Footprint Of The SU

Referencing Of All Motions Submitted to Senate

Releasing Exam Dates Earlier

Sign Posting To Survivors Unite

Sexual Assault Advice Page

Support For Students Returning From Foreign Placements

Support The Fight For Marriage Equality In Northern Ireland

Support The H.O.P.E. Project

Take The Plastic Pledge

The Students Union Should Introduce A ‘2 For 1’ Policy On Tree Planting

The Union Should Declare a Climate And Ecological Emergency

Trans Inclusion in Sport

We Are A Pro-Choice Union

Mental Health Support for PGR Students

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Click here to view any new Policy Proposals being discussed at the next Senate.

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Amendments to policy can be agreed by referendum or by Senate, but in either case the proposed policy change has to publish on the Students’ Union website and circulated to members of Council in advance, so that students are given the opportunity to comment and submit alternative proposals.

Click here to amend a policy

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After a policy comes to its three year cycle, the Steering committee are required to review the policies and recommend to the Senate that they should be either renewed without amendment for up to three years, amended or allowed to lapse.

Click here to view lapsing policies

Students can submit an idea to be put forward to the Senate including:

-ways we could improve your University or Union experience, no matter how big or small.

-issues or campaigns or stances you believe the Union should champion.

Got an idea about how your Union could change? Want to improve your University? Or make a positive impact on the local community? Submit yours in the form below.

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