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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  • 2 score
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    online lectures

    • University of Derby
    Evening lectures or morning lectures (excluding tutorials) are sometimes quite hard to get to for especially when you are a part-time student, days can be 9am to 9pm. Facebook live has a way of seeing who has viewed the videos as they are live. As lectures should be recorded anyway, could we have a similar version at uni where we can watch the lecture from our phone/computer and be able to sign in so our attendance is recorded.
Jake Mander
12:52am on 8 May 18 It’s an interesting thought. The problem is, I think seeing as it’s too easy to abuse a system like that, the uni would never support it. Unreasonable learning hours and digital solutions to resolve this should definitely be something the Uni considers looking into. As it stands, Panopto is an awful means of catching up on work and reviewing content delivered in lectures.