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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  • 16 score
    16 votes

    More food choices at Chesterfield!

    • Union of Students
    • University of Derby
    As we are a smaller site we are very limited with what food is available. It is either a selection of pre packed sandwiches and pasta pots or panninis. The price of food on site is also overly expensive and as students we have limited funds! Can we have more options and possible price reductions?
Susan Woodward
9:40pm on 7 Nov 17 I concur so have voted in your favour. Thank you
Chelsea Porter
9:52pm on 7 Nov 17 Agree! At the least a microwave would help so we can warm our own food up?
Chloe McKeeman
9:52pm on 7 Nov 17 If I want something to eat and drink during the day it will cost me over £5, they is not a great range of food and not much of a healthy option so you have my vote !
Michelle Smith
9:58pm on 7 Nov 17 Definately agree with this, also more choice for people with different dietary requirements.
Elizabeth Ward
10:03pm on 7 Nov 17 I'm based at Britannia mill and we have the same issue. Limited choice and expensive. Although I'm not at chesterfield you have my vote
Jordan Nettle
9:41am on 8 Nov 17 Agreed! We need better options
Claire Phillips
9:52am on 8 Nov 17 Totally agree, if food can’t be more varied a kettle and microwave would be ideal so we could bring our own food in.