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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  • 13 score
    13 votes

    NO CAR PARKING CHARGES AFTER 16:00

    Current
    • Wellbeing
    • Travel and Parking
    • University Sites
    • Accessibility
    Part time students attend lectures at the University of Derby from 16:00, with most students arriving slightly before. It seems vastly unfair that they have to pay to park for just 30 minutes, as car parking finishes at 16:30 The idea is not to move lecture times, but to change the time when car parking is free from 16:30 to 16:00. I feel its already unjustified that the University of Derby charges students who live more than 10 miles away.
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