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I think its important to have a fun area but also a play area where people can relax and socialise.

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Bring back the SU fun area

This Idea for Change opened on 02 Oct 2018 and closed on 16 Oct 2018.

16 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +13.

  • 16 Oct 2018: This Idea for Change as passed to the Student Change team for action, who have until 30 Oct 2018 to respond or pass on to an Officer. 
  • 6 Nov 2018: A Social Sport & Chill society is currently undergoing affiliation. They will be able to book the SU space to use for society events. We'll give you further updates on this Idea by 27 Nov 2018.
  • 23 Jan 2019: From Thu 24 Jan 2019 the table-tennis table will be back in the SU Social Space at City by the Student Change team. We hope to have more fun back in the Social Space soon and will update you on any progress by 13 Feb 2019. 
  • 7 Feb 2019: The Xbox has been returned to the Social Space at City. We're still looking at ways of adding more fun to the space, and will update you on any progress by 28 Feb 2019. 
  • 26 Feb 2019: The SU has a football table and the Create Change team will be adding a book/ reading corner.

This Idea is a win and is therefore complete.

 
 

Discuss

Marie Dodd
4:04pm on 26 Feb 19 This Idea for Change is marked as a win, and comments have now closed.
Stuart McPhee
2:33pm on 19 Oct 18 Wolves has a Students Union? ?? Got to admit, I'm quite surprised how limited the community facilities are here. I've never seen anything like it at a University. Most have a sizable bar along with facilities like pool tables, table tennis, games consoles, etc. and regular weekly activities (not just exercise classes). It becomes easy to meet people with similar interests. Here? Nope. Learning that the few facilities which existed were removed makes me wonder; does Wolverhampton have a particular problem with behaviour among some students? Or are other Universities simply more effective at dealing with any issues?
Adam Southall
10:51am on 17 Oct 18 This Idea for Change has closed, but comments are still open for discussion on the progress of this Idea.
Ilyas Razaq
11:38am on 8 Oct 18 In Telford there needs to be something on for students to do in their free time. Especially when theres a two hour break between lectures, where you can’t travel to city as there’s not enough time and Telford has nothing to do.
Iman Hussain
11:25am on 4 Oct 18 Needs to be a happy medium of access to SU proffesionals for support/assistance and a space for people to just sit down and relax. You shouldn't be using the Library as a social area as that ruins the whole library mood for others. After the previous two years and the shear amount of litter (3-4 bin bags in the space of a day) just left around, the constant screaming and shouting, the rudeness, and attitude. Urghh. I can totally understand the restructure. Don't entirely agree with it, but understand it.
Connor Levers
12:06pm on 3 Oct 18 I agree with John, City Campus definitely needs to improve its 'community spirit'. As has been mentioned by Gwen previously, the Uni becomes a ghost-town after lectures. If anything the social space in the SU should've been increased in size, not decreased.... We should be attracting more students in besides these few disruptive ones. The disruptive ones could be stopped via an increased security presence or making it clear that disrespect will affect their future at this University. Yes, we are at a University and adults, but we are also University STUDENTS. We do need a proper social area and the SU at other Universities drastically outdoes us in this respect. We should be making the SU more student-friendly, not turning it into a corporate office. While yes there are other social areas e.g. local pubs. It is called the STUDENT Union after all... Hardly creating a union amongst students. Get rid of the disruptive and disrespectful people and bring back the social area.
John Chauhan
5:49pm on 2 Oct 18 Our uni is antisocial as it is, let's not make it worse. Students should damn well respect others and staff if thats the issue. Then maybe everyone will lighten up. I'm just unsure this course of action is a good one.
Gwennan Evans
5:33pm on 2 Oct 18 Understandably the previous issues make sense for the now lack of a social space, but I do agree that the SU should have a social space. Games are a way to relax instead of going out drinking and if you can't afford to go out then where are you supposed to go to relax? I don't personally think anyone should feel like the library is a place to go and chill out because most people need it to be a quiet work space. Other universities have bigger student unions where there's space to chill or have fun and they hold parties and all sorts of events to entertain the students. Can't blame people at this university to want the same from the SU here...
Chad Astbury
5:01pm on 2 Oct 18 I agree with the previous comments. Also, regarding the anti-social behaviour, this could be helped with the "security improvements" ideas posted recently.
Phoebe Hinton-Sheley
4:55pm on 2 Oct 18 Yeah, I believe that there is a combination of reasons as to why the changes have happened. It isn't necessarily them 'taking it away', it's more about adapting the space for the current demographic. Not many people used the 'social space' - but those that did were usually disruptive, rude, and caused many other problems for the Student's Union staff, as well as other student's that wished to use that space. In terms of social areas, there are plenty dotted around City Campus (e.g. the ground floor of the Harrison Learning Centre, MC Starbucks, MX (many floors), MU Second floor, etc). About wanting a 'play area' - for one, we are at University, not play school. It was deemed that the original social space was being used as a 'hide-away' place for students that did not wish to attend lectures. If you wish to play on an X-box, pool table, etc - there are local pubs, bars, and other external social places in the Wolverhampton area which provide these facilities. Personally, I don't think that the SU needs that space anymore. Everything is online now - and the main reason which student's entered the SU for anyway was for help/support, advice on societies, etc. The new structure, mainly with the student engagement staff being out in the open, means that this can be achieved much quicker. There are plenty of places to go and get what you are asking for.
Connor Levers
4:33pm on 2 Oct 18 I believe the reason the SU got rid of the "social/fun" area was due to lack of respect students had for the area e.g. loud and obnoxious to staff members and regularly leaving litter laying around. If we treated the area better, I'm sure the SU would return to its more student-friendly self.