What is the Democracy Review?
The LSESU Democracy Review is an in-depth evaluation and reform of the SU's democratic structure. We know it is not working as efficiently and effectively as it could be for all LSE students.
We have partnered with DemSoc, an international non-profit organisation that has previously worked on democracy reviews at Greenwich and Exeter Universities Students' Unions', to undergo this endeavour.
What has been done so far?
We have engaged in student surveys and focus groups to collect detailed student feedback on what students need from the SU democratic structure going forward.
We held a Democracy Summit where a representative body of 24 students participated in three deliberative sessions to learn about democracy and make recommendations to the SU.
What still needs to be done?
We are in the process of disseminating the information that we have gathered from surveys, focus groups, and the Summit.
We will soon be sharing our findings with the Student Trustees' Board.
Students will need to vote on a motion from a Student Members' Meeting to approve the reforms.
Independent academics will be conducting research and evaluation of the entire LSESU Democracy Review process.