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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  • 86 score
    92 votes

    Free weekly uni bus service to ALDI or Lidl

    • Buses
    • Travel and Parking
    • Food and Drink
    • Accessibility
    Some universities offer students a free bus to a supermarket that students can use once a week for example. I feel this would be really beneficial to students as the nearest supermarket in the university quarter is Tesco. There isn’t much choice in town to do food shopping cheaply either. I feel this will really benefit as it saves money and is also sustainable as we’d be using public transport whilst allowing students to shop where supermarkets don’t have the option for home delivery.
Sara Marshall
9:41pm on 22 Oct 18 This makes a lot of sense. I have always found it ironic that the Co-op nearest the university and student accommodation is not one that you cannot use an NUS card at so no discount!
Francesca Turner
2:16pm on 30 Oct 18 This would be the best thing to happen in a long while! Ordering food shops are so expensive and the trips to co op add up too! its impossible to walk for 40 mins there and then back with all your food and drinks!