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
    41 votes

    Longer Opening Hours at the Markeaton Campus

    • Facilities
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    • Accessibility
    Markeaton is a busy campus during the day, unfortunately, this doesn’t follow into the evenings. At 21:00, Security makes sure everything is closed which doesn’t allow time for night-owls to work. This proposes longer opening hours at the Campus which will allow students to make use of specialist equipment which would be be too costly for Individuals. It would allow those that work better in the evenings an opportunity to work with their strengths instead. Please vote and share!
Kieran Osborne
6:05pm on 22 Oct 18 Legalize ranch
Jonathan Upton
7:38pm on 22 Oct 18 I'd also like to suggest that if security have concerns or if the uni wants to save some money, allowing students to book MS rooms for use after 9pm may be a good compromise.
Dave Lochtie
11:57am on 30 Oct 18 Would be a great topic to discuss at the Markeaton Street student forum Monday 19th November 4-6 room TBC
Dave Lochtie
10:27am on 15 Nov 18 We will be discussing this at the student forum event on Monday