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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  • 39 score
    39 votes

    Buxton to Derby minibus

    • Buses
    • Travel and Parking
    • University Sites
    There is no way to attend Derby sport trainings and socials as the TP bus no longer runs after 6pm on a weekday. This has completely stumped many peoples access to the Derby Kedleston campus and what they offer regarding sport and extra curricular events. This of course also goes both ways for Derby students that wish to attend Buxton campus events in the Dome. Derby has a focus on sport with fantastic facilities, and everyone should have access to it.
Katy Beadnell
4:28pm on 22 Oct 18 I agree with this as I wanted to play tennis at Derby and have the same issue with the transpeak bus as I don’t have my car up here. Would a minibus be feasible?
Sophia Lemord
12:23am on 23 Oct 18 I’m Societies Councillor and due to there not being buses on late I can’t physically attend the council meetings which is a massive inconvenience. Regular mini buses would be brilliant to encourage students to go between campuses for sports, societies and events.
Elliot Hudd
2:51pm on 29 Oct 18 I have paid for a la crosse membership, but due to the appalling bus service I can't attend the teams socials, training or matches. This service would finally make Buxton and Derby more integrated as a university rather than just separate campuses.
Tracey Wright
7:54pm on 28 Nov 18 I am a student at Derby Ked Rd but i live in Buxton. I have no choice but to drive in as there is no bus that will get me in for 9am. I spend about £60 a week on travel and would definitely use a bus if one was available. Plus it's a more environmentally friendly option to use a bus.
Dominic Wardle
8:51pm on 6 Dec 18 The reponsonce to this is not gopd ay all it still doesnt solve the problem as there is no transport for student between campus in the everning when training is finish. Even if the union refunds people the point is people cant get to the campus anyway. Not the cost. Pool car train students that would solve the problem.