Make a difference


Got an idea to improve student life? Let’s do it together!

As members of KCLSU, any of us can suggest ideas to develop, improve or make changes for the benefit of all of us. All ideas submitted before Friday 3 November will be reviewed 14 – 23 November when our newly elected Union Development Committees meet. Ideas which come in after this deadline will be reviewed in Term 2. Let’s get our ideas in now!

How an idea becomes reality

 

Previous successes

So far, ideas from fellow students have bought us free soya milk in KCLSU venuestoilets with douches, doggy de-stress days, gender neautral toilets as well as family-friendly events. Check out all the idea submissions from last year or read on for past successes.

More support for student musicians 

Submitted by Rebecca Bajaj

"University is a place where people should be able to thrive in all respects, whether that be academic or creative. That being said, I felt that King's does not do enough to support student musicians. I decided to rebrand The Kings Record as a platform where all students can perform, practise and share ideas with like-minded musicians. The support of KCLSU in providing more music opportunities for students has been wonderful - we were welcome with open arms to talk about future opportunities for students. Our recent event at Guy's Bar was a great success and this has definitely made a positive impact on students looking to get involved in the music scene at Kings." Picture from The King's Record opening night.

Submitted by Rachel Williams (pictured right)

"As a lactose intolerant vegan who loves a good latte, I'm happy that the decision-making process to get free soya milk in all KCLSU venues was quick and simple. Now I can get  my caffeine fix for the same price as everyone else without worrying about the ethical (or biological) implications."?

 


Toilets with douches

Submitted by Haider Abbas

Toilets with douches are needed for students who prefer to use them for religious and cultural reasons. Students from the Welfare Committee worked to ensure that these facilities would be incorporated into the plans for Bush House, and got assurances from KCL that they will be embedded into future refurbishment and planning.


Puppy Therapy

Submitted by Shefali Singh

This initiative resulted in KCLSU’s first Doggy de-stress day and took place during exam time. Nearly 300 students turned up to meet the pups, and Doggy de-stress is now be a much-anticipated regular event.

All Doggy de-stress events for 2017/18 can be found in our KCLSU events listing.

"I came up with the idea of King's puppy therapy days after seeing  friends from different universities attend ones and realizing that King's didn't offer them yet. 

I'm a huge dog person and have my own husky, Nico, at home, so the idea of bringing dogs onto campus for  students to pet seemed fun. We timed the first one to coincide with exam season in order to provide a cute  opportunity to destress. 

Seeing the long line of excited students on the day made all the work put in worth it - plus, we were able to raise  a tonne of money for a local rescue charity and the dogs seemed like they really enjoyed all the   attention too!"

 


Gender neutral toilets

In October 2015, the VP for Welfare and Community, LGBT+ officer, LGBT+ students and allies worked to get Gender neutral toilets included in KCLSU venues and in the Bush House development.

The initiative became a campus-wide project: after hearing testimonials from students at the open meeting, the University committed to rolling out gender neutral toilets across every campus. You can see a map of where they are on the KCL website.


Better Sports Storage

Submitted by Charlotte Burford

Charlotte proposed that students needed better access to the storage site in the West Wing. She worked  with sports staff to resolve the issues and now activity groups have access to the site out of hours and  more space has been allocated to sports storage.
 

 

 


More family friendly events

Submitted by Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi

Last year, Elizabeth pointed out that a lot of events exclude those with families and it can be as simple as starting events earlier to make student parents feel more part of the student community. Students have worked with KCLSU staff to make sure events are family friendly this year – for example, there was a room for parents and children at the Welcome Fair.


   Contact us  

    Not sure about an idea? Talk it through with someone by contacting representation@kclsu.org.

    Need more details? Check out our full guide to Union Development.


Submit an idea here


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