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Autumn Referenda 2020 Results


Published on 7th December 2020 at 12:12.

Last week, students cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our Autumn referendum. Over 1400 students made their voices heard on three different referenda. Whether you campaigned in the referenda or cast your vote, you have been a part of making change happen at Sussex, so thank you for getting involved!

Voting stats:

  • 1,402 unique voters
  • 3,247 votes cast
  • 7% turnout

Referenda 1:

Should the student union initiate a no beef or lamb on campus initiative and lobby the university to do so as well, to fight against the climate crisis?

Results:

1172 students took part but unfortunately did not reach quoracy. As this is a commercial referenda affecting the Unions trading company and this referenda requires a turnout of 10% of the student body to be passed.

The Students’ Union will not be initiating a no beef or lamb on campus initiative


Referenda 2:

Should the Students’ Union lobby the University to reinstate and expand the First Generation Scholar scholarships/bursaries to all students including Masters students?

Results:

871 students took part

  • YES - 803 (92%)
  • NO - 68 (8%)

The Students’ Union WILL have a policy to lobby the University to reinstate and expand the First Generation Scholar scholarships/bursaries to all students including Masters students.


Referenda 3:

Should the Students’ Union always publicly support rent strikes by students in university accommodation, about experiences the university has control over?

Results:

916 students took part.

  • YES - 817 (89%)
  • NO - 99 (11%)

The Students’ Union WILL have a policy to publicly support rent strikes by students in university accommodation, about experiences the university has control over



Find out more about Referenda and how you can get involved