On Wednesday the 8th February we hosted a special programme looking at The Big Ask, a series of referenda that will influence the way the Students' Union works.
There are four referendum questions being asked and we spoke to representatives from the yes and no campaigns for each issue. Here you can listen back to the discussions on each question.
Referendum 1: Should the Students' Union adopt the new proposal for the Executive structure?
We were joined by Rosie from the yes campaign and Fran from the no campaign to debate the proposed reduction in the number of SU exec officers from 9 (8 full time, 1 part time) to 5. They discussed the effectiveness of the Students' Union executive, how Nottingham compares to other Students' Unions in the UK and whether or not you should be concerned about the merging of existing exec positions.
And here were some of your views on the proposal:
I agree with reducing operational tasks, because this would make the team more effective. But then reducing the numbers from 9 to 5 just counters all of that, doesn't it? Why not have 9 efficient Exec, instead of 5? Anonymous