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This October, we're kicking off the term by giving you the chance to suggest and vote for the next big Students' Union campaign - if you've got an idea, now's the time to Make Your Change!

Students will also be electing our new team of Liberation Reps, who represent different sections of the Surrey community - whether that's women, LGBT, Trans/Non-binary, Asian, Black, Arab, non-UK, or disabled students.

Whatever way you get involved, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference.


Make Your Change

Make Your Change is an opportuity for any student to influence your Union by suggesting the theme for the Union's next big campaign. All students will then be given a vote on the top campaign idea, which the Union will run throughout the year. 

If you're interested in helping support the successful campaign, it will be run by a team of Officers and interested students so we'll be in touch with how you can get involved after the top campaign is announced. 

Throughout the year, if you have any other campaign ideas or issues that you'd like to see the Union take forward, you can always join us at one of the four Zones' meetings (Voice, Community, Support, and Activity), which can also consider funding requests. 

Shortlisted Ideas

Suicide Prevention

Disability and Invisible Illnesses: 

Awareness and Accessibility

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Sustainability: A Greener Surrey

Celebrating Cultures on Campus

Your Education and Academic Interests

The Liberation Rep Roles

Liberation Reps are here to represent every corner of the student community. As a Rep you'll have the chance to shape Union policy, lead on events/workshops, and build awareness of diverse life eperiences. You'll also be working with the University to help shape student support and make sure that everyone can make the most of their time at Surrey.

Read Manifestos here -  Liberation Candidates Manifestos

The following roles are availible:

​Black Students' Representative
​Asian Students' Representative
​Arab Students' Representative
​Non-UK Students' Representative
​Women's Representative
​LGBT+ Representative
​Trans and Non-Binary Representative
​Representative for Disability, Neurodiversity, and Chronic Illness

For more info, check out the Liberation Rep Role Description: Liberation Committee Role Description 2019.pdf.

Key Dates

30 September 9:00 - 11 October 12:00 Noon: Nominations and Ideas Open

If you're thinking about becoming a Liberation Rep candidate, you need to nominate yourself. If you're interested, let us know at

If you want to suggest a campaign idea, all you need to do is let us know here!

All candidate registrations and idea submissions must be received by the deadline. 

11 October, 18:00 (Students' Union Committee Room) - Liberation Rep Candidate Information Session

If you're planning to be a Liberation Rep candidate, it's important that you join us for an information session at 18:00 on Friday 11 October to find out more about the process and ask any questions you may have. If you aren't able to join us, a recording will be sent shortly afterwards. 

14 October, 18:00 - Liberation Rep Manifesto Deadline 

All Liberation Rep candidates must send a manifesto by this time for your manifesto to be visible to students voting.

14 October, 20:00 and 15 October, 20:00 - Meet the Liberation Candidates

On 14th and 15th October, we'll be inviting all Liberation Rep candidates to share a little about them and why they want to represent you. Look out for the livestream online. 

15 October - 18 October, 18:00 - Voting Open

This is when all students at the University have the chance to vote for the top Make Your Change idea and any relevant Liberation Reps. To vote, all you need to do is follow the link sent to your Surrey email address.

 Surrey Decides 2020

Later this year, we'll be running Surrey Decides to elect our next Officer team - if you think you could make a difference, it's never too early to get thinking about running. Check out the Role Descriptions for the Officer roles:

Activity Zone Roles 2019.pdf Community Zone Roles 2019.pdf
Support Zone Roles 2019.pdf Voice Zone Roles 2019.pdf
President 2019.pdf Union Chair 2019.pdf


We'll be back with more news about Surrey Decides 2020 later this year!

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