A GROUP of Beijing university students are to appeal to the leadership for comprehensive political reform - citing strong demands for greater political participation revealed in a survey. The students plan to forward their findings from a study of four leading universities to the delegates of the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Mr Zhou Hu, an organiser and law student at the People's University, said: ''We want to make sure that democratic development will move forward and that the rights of citizens will be protected.'' Mr Zhou said the students would also draw the Government's attention to the widening gap in income among the various regions and among the haves and have-nots. They would also demand the strengthening of the rule of law. Mr Zhou said the students would press for more concern to be shown to the importance of education, including the status and conditions of intellectuals. Findings of the students' survey, which had 1,660 respondents, were posted on the notice boards of the People's University on Saturday. But copies of the survey were soon removed by the authorities. Mr Zhou said he believed the ''mood inside campuses would hot up again'' particularly in Beijing University this autumn. That is the time when the one-year military training will be abolished and the first-year class at Beijing University will be doubled. About 48 per cent of the survey respondents said they wanted to have political participation but found no channels to do so. Most of the respondents were critical of the problems arising in the course of economic reforms. About 60 per cent said moral standards had lowered since the introduction of reforms. Only about 14 per cent said the market-oriented reforms had progressed smoothly and prospects were good. More than 80 per cent said reforms remained at the superficial level, that they lacked supporting policies and that the prospects were unclear. About 62 per cent said although the basic needs of the people had been met, China remained far away from reaching the goal of ''small-scale plenty''. About 11 per cent said the problem of meeting the basic needs of clothing and food still remained unresolved.