SU Ideas & Stances

Leeds Beckett Students' Union takes a position on a number of issues that affect students at Leeds Beckett; these are known as stances. We also take forward actions on a number of ideas submitted by students via our Have Your Say tool.

A full list of our currect ideas and stances can be found below - these take a number of forms, from our current Have Your Say platform, through to 'policy' passed under our previous democratic forum, the Student Council. If you have any questions about any of the stances found here, or would like to get involved in any of the actions listed, please contact us at

All ideas and stances remain live for 3 academic years before expiring. When a stance is due to expire, the Student Officer team will review the stance and recommend to the appropriate discussion forum that they should be either renewed without amendment for up to three years, amended or allowed to lapse.

Fit to Sit Policy  Achieved
Hear Me Out! Policy Achieved
Quality Doesn't Grow on Fees Policy Achieved
Supporting Refugees Welcome in Leeds Policy December 2020
Mid-Semester Academic Enhancement Week Policy December 2020
Languages for All Policy December 2021
No More Hidden Fees Policy December 2021
Better Monitoring System for International Students December 2021
Free Education Policy December 2021
In Support of Leeds Beckett University Staff December 2021
#StudentsNotSuspects- Preventing the Prevent Agenda Policy December 2021
Protecting Students Against Market Reforms in Higher Education June 2022
Supporting Students who teach in opposition to Prevent - #EducatorsNotInformants December 2022
Strike Action December 2022
Lecture Capture June 2023


Safe Space Policy Achieved
Tax Free Sanitary Products Policy  Achieved
Unpaid Internships & Placements Policy Achieved
Stand Up for Student Survivors #StandByMe Policy Achieved
Student Representation in the Community Policy Achieved
Men's Mental Health - Shine a Light on the Stigma December 2020
Mental Health Awareness Month December 2020
Lights in Becketts Park: Students Deserve Safety Policy December 2021
Supporting Student Tenants December 2021
Working to end Staff Sexual Misconduct June 2022
Pro Choice Union December 2022
Affordable Housing for Students December 2022
Student Online Reputation December 2022
Students Deserve Better Doctor's Notes December 2022
Students for Sensible Drugs Policies December 2022
Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harrassment December 2022
Counselling Support for Students June 2023
Support for Postgraduate Students with Dependants June 2023


Bye Bi Prejudice Policy Achieved
Child Friendly Union Policy Achieved
Equal Marriage Policy Achieved
Greater Representation for LGBTQ* Policy Achieved
HPV Vaccine for All Policy Achieved
Recognise Me! Policy Achieved
Supporting Disabled Students Policy Achieved
Trans Inclusivity Policy Achieved
Trans* Rep Policy Achieved
Make PrEP Available on the NHS for Free Policy Achieved
Self-definition Options for Non-binary Genders Policy  Achieved
Zero Tolerance to Holocaust Denial Policy December 2020
Building Bridges between Trans Students & their Lecturers December 2020
Take Racism Seriously December 2021
BAME LGBTQ* Representation Policy December 2021
No to Racial Profiling Policy December 2021
Better Faith Spaces December 2022
Pronouns December 2022
No Platform Policy December 2022


Divest/Invest Policy December 2020
Cycling for Beckett and Beyond December 2021
Voluntourism December 2022
Fossil Fuel Free University June 2023


Better Refreshment Facilities December 2022
Better Travel Provisions December 2022
Modernise Laundry Facilities at Sugarwell Court December 2022
Environmentally Friendly Coffee Machines December 2022
Cigarette Bins June 2023
Lockers on Campus June 2023
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