What is the Big Choice?

We have reviewed how your Students' Union (SU) makes decisions on your behalf. We’ve asked you questions like:

·  Do you feel represented?
·  What are your priorities?
·  What changes do you need at University?
·  Do you know how the SU can help you make these changes?

After all this research, you now have the chance to make the choice as to how the Union is run.

See the ballot and the motions

Why are we doing this?  

The Union spends over £100,000 a year to pay four students to make decisions on your behalf. Only 8% of students vote to elect them.

“We need to radically change the way we are representing our students and the structures of how students can get involved with us. Something needs to change.”
Meike Imberg, Union President

The data we have collected shows that your Union isn’t currently reflecting your needs. From our low engagement with BAME, Mature and Postgraduate students (who make up the majority of the student population) to the lack of voter participation, we want to understand how to represent you better.

“Change is difficult but it starts with improvement and finding the right key to open engagement through real action”
BAME Network Representative

We believe that change should empower you to have more ownership over your experiences and time at the University of Greenwich.

This October, you have the opportunity to take control of the changes you want to see. Your Union is for you, and how we run is determined by you.


The Choice is in your hands!

The power is in your hands to choose how the SU is run.
Make sure you vote from the 11th – 18th of October 2018.


Want to get involved?

Chat to one of our staff members to discover more about the Campaigner Internship we will be running from September  to October, or attend one of our “Making Change at Greenwich” taster sessions at all campuses between the 25th and 27th September to find out more about how to be involved.

Check the events

The Big Choice Key Dates

10th September: Ballot is released

17th September: Find out more about the review by chatting to our staff at the Welcome Fairs during Welcomefest

25th - 27th September: Find out more about how to get involved with our “Make Change at Greenwich” sessions which will be running on all campuses on these days

4th October: Big Choice Campaigners Bootcamp

11th October: The Big Choice Launch Event and opening of exhibition in Dreadnought

19th October: Results Night in the Lower Deck