Keep the Waterhole open

The Waterhole is a treasured bar for many students, where they have made many memories. It is essential for societies who host socials there and is generally a much loved social hub for students.

Idea submitted by Charlotte Nuernberg on 27th Aug 2019

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131Students have reacted

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127 Students Agree
4 Students Disagree

Explain your idea further

The Waterhole bar is not just a place for social events in the evenings but also provides a place to have lunch, as well as relax with friends. It is a vital part of student social life. Furthermore, many of its events such as karaoke are very well  attended and loved by many students. 

How would your idea benefit students?

The Waterhole is loved by many students who will be disappointed to see it go. It is an essential part of student social life and closing it down would not be in the interest of students.

How could your idea be implemented?

By not closing it down, but renovating it to increase profits.


The idea is now being actioned

2019-11-11 14:02:27

The idea is now looking for 100 Voters by 7 October 2019.

2019-09-09 10:01:14
Update from the UPSU Team
2019-08-29 08:23:18

Dear Charlotte,

Thank you for submitting a campaign through our Have Your Say (HYS) platform! I thought I would give you an update as to what the next steps are and the timeline for these.

The Union Actioning Body will be meeting within 10 working days to discuss the campaign, as per the terms of reference. In recognition of your campaign this has been brought forward. Once the meeting has taken place we will be able to provide you with another update, which will also be visible on the HYS webpage.

More information about the processes can be found here:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards, 

Adele Benson


The idea now has enough backers to be reviewed at the next meeting.

2019-08-27 22:00:23

The idea is now looking for 15 Backers.

2019-08-27 20:46:25


Shut the bar and reopen the space as a sort of mini food court. The old bar looked old and outdated, a new food court would be used more often than the bar ever was. also, the new space could keep its alcohol license.
Don't close our bar! Also don't try closing it in the summer when you hope no one will notice we need money to be spent not cut especially on things that enhance student experience. Maybe cut the budget for the University Executive Board to save the cash