Ideas Forum

Welcome to the Ideas Forum! This is a place where you can submit any idea for change about your university experience or vote and comment on existing ideas. Have a look at the ideas that are already on here to see the sort of things that students are proposing!

If you can get at least 25 other students to vote for your idea, the Union officers are then able to consider it. Don't stop at 25 though - the more votes and comments an idea gets, the more power it gives us to try to action it!

Once an Idea has reached at least 25 up-votes, it will be sent to Executive Committee and/or Student Summit which are meetings where Union staff and students discuss, vote on and potentially action your idea. So don't hold back, let us know what you want us to do! (You can even post anonymously if you prefer to)

The Ideas Forum is such a direct and effective way to get your voice heard and you can use it as many times as you like during your studies - we know that your needs and wants change year on year, so use the Ideas Forum to reflect the current issues you are facing and let us know what it is you care about.

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  • 33 score
    33 votes

    The library needs more seating accommodations.

    • Union of Students
    • University of Derby
    The Green Zones of the University library have limited seating and space for students with their own laptops. Once the larger tables are taken there are only a couple of group sofas are left for use. More tables, chairs, and sofas need to be added to be able to fit more students in.
Christine Lloyd
7:41pm on 16 Oct 17 I agree, we had a similar issue recently that there were no spaces availble for group work.
Joseph Watts
2:09pm on 24 Oct 17 Were all good in Buxton
Nicola Samples
2:54pm on 14 Nov 17 And more power outlets as a lot of students to work on their own computers and the green and orange zones don’t have many outlets