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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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  • 49 score
    51 votes

    Shop at the Buxton Dome site

    • Facilities
    • Money
    • University Sites
    • Food and Drink
    After the resent closure of the student shop, there is no where to buy supplies at The Dome, I have noticed that there is a Blackwell pop up shop. Maybe if there was a collaboration to reopen the store, it would be a feasible shop. Either way The students here feel there needs to be a shop to buy supplies in the dome.
Alice Browning
12:47pm on 22 Oct 18 Would be fab for it to come back as it provided students in FE and HE with snack, toiletries and stationary. Collaborating with Blackwell's like Derby campus would help us feel part of the same student university experience.
Callum Smart
12:50pm on 22 Oct 18 I just feel that the main campus don't acknowledge the Buxton campus, and took away the shop without talking to the students and thinking of the students wellbeing.
Oliver Moore
1:07pm on 22 Oct 18 I've gone from spending around £2-£3 per typical day at university to over £5 just for lunch and a bottle of water. I'm poor enough as it is. #bringbackthedomeshop
Emma Copland
1:13pm on 22 Oct 18 The fact that there is no where open to get food after 3pm on a Friday is ridiculous. A twirl from the hidden away vending machines isn’t going to fuel my library session.
Romany Fletcher
1:53pm on 22 Oct 18 Bring back the Buxton shop! The Dome cafe closes around 3pm and for students that have lectures after this time can’t get a range of snacks and drinks anymore.
Ali Osborne
7:28pm on 22 Oct 18 i agree need snacks when doing library work
Laura Maher
11:46am on 24 Oct 18 Hi everyone! Thank you for sharing your thoughts around this issue. Please see below the article which explains why the Union made such a difficult decision, and what is being done:- If you have any more thoughts on this or any questions regarding the issue, please keep commenting here !
Alisha Griffiths
1:23pm on 5 Nov 18 The dome cafe is rather expensive yes there is the balcony cater but half the time there is nothing left