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A place to post your ideas and vote on other students' ideas.

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  • 27 score
    27 voters

    Reduce graduation ceremony fee

    Rejected
      The SU should lobby the university to remove the need to book a graduation cap and gown, which can cost student's in excess of £200 to use for a single event (your graduation) and open up for students to provide their own gowns/caps or even choose to not wear them too graduation.
    Sophie Reynolds
    1:06pm on 24 Mar 22 This idea has passed the required 16 votes and has been sent to our executive officer team for consideration
    Sophie Reynolds
    11:44am on 3 May 22 This idea has been rejected by the officer team as they felt the current support available from the university for students unable to purchase caps and gowns is sufficiant, while the cost of the cap and gown hire is around £60 this is not felt to be as prohibitive as the original idea suggested.

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