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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  • 45 score
    45 votes

    Buxton sports centre

    • sports
    • Facilities
    • Resources
    • University Sites
    Harpur Hill was the only sports centre available to Buxton students with a cheap gym and a venue for sports games close to the campus. Buxton sports have been left high and dry with no where nearer to play than a 20 min drive or over an hour by bus. It’s been closed down with no consideration for students and their student experience, providing no alternative for games to be held. We suggest Harpur Hill is restored back to the university or another sports centre is provided.
Elliot Hudd
3:01pm on 22 Oct 18 So needed, there is no way to support Buxton netball without getting a painful bus journey that doesn't even run late enough.
Chloe Maybury
3:36pm on 22 Oct 18 Not only was this a great venue for hosting and playing sports within the university it was used by the local community as well. Supporting relationships between locals and the university.
Ali Osborne
7:22pm on 22 Oct 18 Trampolining needs to have a Buxton campus club. The bus to derby doesn’t even run late enough to get there and back for free, otherwise it’s an hour drive.