1. Making the Union Upgrade a reality Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Giphy / Via giphy.com Making our Union the best it can be is always on the Manifesto of every Exec Officer. Previous Union Affairs Officers Antony Haddley (2012-13) and Bradley Escorcio (2013-15) worked crazy hard to secure the University funding to kick start our Union Upgrade. This is something that is continuing as we work to transform our spaces! 2. Scissors Leeds University Union Yep you heard right. Our 2016/17 Equality and Diversity Officer Emma Healey noticed a need for more queer female-centred club nights in Leeds. So she created her own, and Scissors launched to mark the beginning of our LBGTQ+ Month. 3. £1 bus fares Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via giphy.com If the journey from your Halls feels so good at just £1 - you can thank your Community Officer from six years ago for introducing this money saving transport options. 4. Selling tampons at cost price The Telegraph / Via Google 2014-16 Welfare Officer Freya took student feedback about the tampon tax and worked with the Union to spark a change in how Essentials price their sanitary protection products - now Essentials sells tampons and towels at cost price. Go Freya! 5. Salad Box, a healthy lunch alternative Leeds University Union A few years ago the Exec asked students what they wanted to do with an empty space in the Union - and you said you wanted a healthy shop. Enter Salad Box. Crunch crunch. 6. 24 hour libraries Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via Giphy Need to pull an all nighter? Desperate for a book and it's only just come back in? Don't sweat - previous Education Officers Alice Smart and Josh Smith lobbied for nearly five years and finally in 2014, your libraries started opening 24 hours a day. 7. Rate Your Landlord Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Giphy / Via giphy.com Previous Community Officer George Bradley made Rate Your Landlord a reality, followed by Jonny Foster (2015/16) who took it to the next level with a brand new website. Now students can help each other out by rating and reviewing their landlords. Rate your landlord here. 8. Gender Neutral toilets Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF micdotcom.tumblr.com / Via Giphy Making sure every single student feels like they belong and can self define is always a priority for our Equality & Diversity Officers. In 2012-13 Charlie Hopper created the Union's first ever Gender Neutral toilet making our space even more inclusive. This is now something Emma Healey has taken over, working on increasing the number of Gender Neutral toilets in our building as part of the Union Upgrade. 9. Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Anna Omelchenko Welfare Officers have long teamed up with Equality & Diversity Officers to make the Union's nightclubs (as well as loads of others in the city) become places where everyone can enjoy a great, safe night out without fear of harassment. Now loads of clubs have a zero tolerance policy to sexual harassment. Find out which clubs & bars in the city have pledged to be zero tolerance here. E&D Officer Emma Friend brought in the idea and Gemma Turner brought it into a reality in 2014/15, with Jess Reed and Emma Healey continuing to work on this right now! 10. Staggered module enrolment Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com / Via Giphy We know that getting on the modules you want can be a headache. So over the years Education Officers have successfully campaigned for a staggered enrolment system, ensuring that the University website can cope with the demand from students and the whole thing can be a little less stressful. Phew. What will be next? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reactiongifs.com / Via Giphy You've got the power to select your next Exec to make wonderful changes like this happen all year round. Check out this year's candidates and see what changes they plan to make.