About Better Staffs Forum

The Better Staffs Forum is a regular opportunity for students to make their voices heard on specific issues facing the Staffordshire University community. Over a period of about two weeks our Full-Time Officer Team will be out and about gathering information on the topic of the next forum, which might range from something more specific like your opinion on your timetable or how the cost-of-living crisis has affected you to something as general as what you'd do differently if you were in charge of the University.

After our Voice Team has crunched the numbers and used them to help paint a broader picture of the student voice, your anonymous feedback is presented along with the ideas submitted on this page at an open forum for students to decide the best route forward. All students are welcome - this is your chance to have your voice heard alongside the Officers and the rest of Rep Council!

This Year's Better Staffs Forums

  • 9th November 2022 - Better Staffs Forum
  • 21st November 2022 - Better London Forum
  • 23rd January 2023 - Better London Forum (Games and Esports)
  • 24th January 2023 - Better Staffs Forum
  • 10th February 2023 - Better London Forum (Computing and Cybersecurity)
  • 21st March 2023 - Better Staffs Forum

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Do you have an idea to make something better at your University, your Union or the world at large? Maybe you've got something brand new you'd like to see implemented, or the solution to a challenge students are facing. Whatever it is, add your idea below and share it with your peers to see what they think! Other students can comment on and ask questions about your idea, and up- or downvote your suggestion to help us understand how many people like your idea and prioritise what we do. These ideas are then reviewed at the next Better Staffs Forum to be implemented by your Officer Team and Student Representative Council!

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    Take Action to Stop Drink Spiking at Staffs

      Student union venues provide options to prevent drink spiking, but good luck trying to find them. I propose that every point of sale should be equipped with stoppers for bottles and stickers for cups. Grabbing a potentially life-saving resource should be as easy as grabbing a straw.
    Reece White
    4:17pm on 15 Nov 22 There is several local and national charities that provide stoppers caps and drink test beer mats . There should also be a general awareness campaign for other people to see the signs of a spiked drink and those who have been spiked
    Hannah Blackburn
    6:51pm on 15 Mar 23 Hi Ryan, very sorry for the delay in response. If a student wants an anti-spiking resource for their cup or bottle, they simply need to ask when they are ordering their drink. Not everyone wants these resources when they order, which is why we don't just provide them as standard for every point of sale, however they are available to anyone who asks when they order at the bar. Would an acceptable alternative be for staff to ask customers if they would like a Stop Topp or Spikey when they are taking an order, as this would give the student a reminder/nudge of the resources available, and then the resource can be put on the cup/in the bottle when the drink is being prepared. What do you think? Kind regards, Hannah Blackburn SU President 21-23