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.

Please Note: You will need to log in to submit a new idea, or comment on an existing idea, below.

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  • -5 score
    15 votes

    Committee membership price

    • Local
    • Union of Students
    As it stands there's no benefit to being on a society committee. I'd like for it to either be free for committee to join or at least discounted so that there's a reason to be committee other than the society survives.
Lewis Cawte
4:18pm on 29 Aug 18 The benefits of being on a committee are to implement your ideas to improve your society, ensure it runs well, and develop yourself. Nobody is asking you to be on a committee, but if you care enough about the future of your society/team you may well decide to stand. The reason a number of societies fold are because people simply do not care enough about to them to help to enable them to survive.
Catherine Starr
9:56am on 26 Oct 18 You can apply for a futures award which gets put on your HEAR certificate when you graduate which looks really good for employment!