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Its is a very expensive time for students and as they have worked hard for their achievement and should not be penalized by finance. So this would take some of the pressure off attending the Ceremony. These could be loaned out on a first come first served basis. Another way is perhaps having it through the Employability Fund.


The SU should have graduation gowns and hats that students in hardship can borrow

This Idea for Change opened on 26 Apr 2019 and closed on 10 May 2019.

18 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +35 (50).

  • 10 May 2019: This Idea has passed. We'll explore options around providing gowns and hats for students to borrow. We expect to have further updates by 31 May 2019. 

This Idea for Change has passed to the Student Change team for action.

Updates are expected by 31 May 2019.

  • 11 Aug 2019: This Idea has been rolled-over into Create Change 2019/20. We will continue to work on this Idea in the next academic year.
    • Under the new scoring mechanic, the revised score for this Idea is 50.


Adam Southall
12:34pm on 10 May 19 This Idea for Change has closed, but comments are still open for discussion on the progress of this Idea.
Iman Hussain
5:59pm on 30 Apr 19 The company has a exclusivity deal with the Uni, just threaten to pull that out unless they supply 10% of gowns free.
Connor Levers
6:33pm on 26 Apr 19 Great idea! Only issue I can see is the graduation regalia isn't supplied by the University/SU, it's an external company. The SU would need to buy the regalia from the company directly, which could be quite costly (worth it in the long run though)