Through the 2018/19 academic year we've asked students for their views, opinions and expectations of how the Students' Union should represent them and make decisions on their behalf.

We've taken the findings of our research, the views of our key stakeholders, and experiences from University across the UK and drawn up a proposal for the Students' Union's future.

In this survey, we've broken this proposal down. We want your opinion of our proposals. We want to ensure that our proposals are a solid, suitable model for the future for our democratic decision-making and student representation.

Prize Draw
By taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw for a £500 Amazon Gift Card
At the end of the survey you will be asked to enter your contact details to allow us to contact you, should you win.
Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Why have you asked me to take part and what will I be required to do?
Participation is open to all students but we are keen to gather responses from as many students, with as many different experiences of the University, as possible. All the questions in this survey are optional. We ask that you provide your unique opinion as the outcomes of this survey will have a direct impact on your Students' Union.
Your participation in the study is entirely voluntary. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time without having to provide a reason for doing so.
Find out more about how your data will be managed here.

What happens to the research data?
Your personal information will be kept completely separate from your response in a secure, digital format.
Only two people will have access to the raw research data, they are: Frank Longdon (UCSU Student Voice Facilitator) and Danny Prescott (UCSU CEO).

How will the research be reported?
Once the survey has closed, we intend to publish all findings on Once finalised, the Democratic Review proposal will then go to an all-student vote (which we encourage you to take part in!) in September/October 2019 at
We will not record or ask you for any personal information. When published, any research data which could potentially be used to identify you will be removed or redacted.

How can I find out more information?
Please visit to find out more about the Democratic Review.
Alternatively, you can contact us directly:

Frank Longdon
The Students' Union, Gateway Building, University of Cumbria
Bowerham Rd.
01524 590810
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