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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!

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  • 35 score
    35 votes

    Hot water Dispenser

    • Union of Students
    • University of Derby
    To have a hot water dispenser available for students to access. For example If they want to bring a pot noodle for lunch or cup of tea and bring in their own cups and tea bags
Ruth Brassington
11:47am on 16 Nov 17 I agree
Anna Downs
5:54pm on 8 Jan 18 There is one in the kitchen at kedleston but not sure about other campuses
Dave Lochtie
5:25pm on 12 Jan 18 I've spoken to Grace (President) and she is adding to the discussion we are having with estates about microwaves and fridges. If there is an update I hear about i will post here!
Grace Suszek
11:53am on 5 Feb 18 Hello! I have spoken to the University's estates department about this and they are unwilling to have a hot water dispenser put in for health and safety reasons. However, Blends offer hot water for 25p, so whilst not completely free there is still a relatively inexpensive way to get your hot water if/when you need it.
Kathryn Share
6:12pm on 20 Feb 18 If you have your own cup and teabag, you can get free water from the kitchen