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.

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.

Before you post please consider the following

  • Make sure your idea clearly states what you want to change and why – things like how it would be funded, who it would apply to – give as much detail as possible. If you don’t, we may have to delete your idea or it could be rejected by students for being too vague.
  • Check to see if the idea has already been passed under the ‘ view passed ideas’ tab – we might already be working on your idea!
  • Check to see if your idea has already been posted by someone else – if so, don’t post the idea again, but vote and comment on the existing idea
  • Check to see if your idea has been rejected and why under the ‘view rejected ideas’ tab – it might mean slight changes to your post, or it might give you an insight in to how students felt about this topic.

Please Note: You will need to log in to submit a new idea, or comment on an existing idea, below.

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  • 5 score
    5 votes

    Disabled Parking

    • Wellbeing
    • Travel and Parking
    • Accessibility
    There are only 3 disabled parking bays in the student car park on Kedleston Road. There needs to be more! Disabled students should not be parking further away if they arrive later on in the day, this is unfair. I was told I was not allowed to park where the buses are as I am not a wheelchair user.
Annaline Jones
3:02pm on 8 Oct 19 There are more round the back of kirtley hall and some near the union quarter as well as those in the main carpark. Also you can park opposite the bus stops with your blue badge. In all there are probably 30+ designated spaces.
Dawn Thornton
1:50am on 30 Oct 19 You can’t get near the disabled parking round the back of the multifaith centre due to the ongoing works. The barrier is up right now on the car park across from the buses and the minibuses take up a fair bit of room. I agree - don’t time or right you going to struggle and the car park across from the buses seems to be full of people picking up and waiting in the car (as I have seen on a few occasions).