Help shape your Union and make a #BetterStaffs! 

Is there an idea you have to make Staffs Uni or your Union even better? Maybe a piece of work we're not doing yet?

You can submit your big ideas right here, for students to vote on & then take to a Better Staffs Forum - a meeting run by and for students to have their Big Ideas heard. 

Date of next Better Staffs: 12th February 2020 @ 1pm in the  Students' Union, College Road!

Feel you can't wait yet or studying at another campus? Please email for assistance and more information as to how you can still get involved!

(To vote, at the left of each idea click the number on top to show agreement, or the number underneath to disagree)

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    Green Initiatives

      The students union should be doing more to help create renewable energy, and making our campus greener. For example; - Last year, one of the officers implemented a eco friendly zero waste shop in one of the union shops. The union should install one of these in the other shop as well, and also provide a bin in which containers for this shop can be collected and distributed to other students. This would aide with recycling, and reduce the overall plastic waste of the university. - The union should also look at any of its current buildings, and see if renewable energy sources such as solar panels can be installed. In addition to being green energy providers, this would also help to alleviate costs for the union. - The union should also encourage the university to install solar panels on some of it's buildings as well. This would help the university rise in the sustainability tables. as well as encourage climate change awareness within the student and staff bodies.
    Jamie Robertson
    4:51pm on 26 Sep 19 Hi Jamie, thanks for sharing your idea! As a Union, we think we're pretty good at Sustainability and have been awarded "Excellent" in terms of our Green Impact by the NUS for the past few years. We can, however, always get better! You can find out more about our Sustainability work at I know the lead of our new Project Earth Society ( has been pressuring the Vice Chancellor on the University's sustainability work, so I'll pass this on to the Officer Team, too! I'll pass on your comments on our Zero Waste operation to our Retail Team for a response.

    3 Things Changed by the Better Staffs Forum Last Year

    1. The University installing dual screens in Computing Labs

    2. The return of Bing Lingo during Welcome Week

    3. Refurbishment of Student Space at College Road