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.
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  • 15 score
    15 votes

    Games room

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    • Wellbeing
    • Activities
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    • Studies
    • Food and Drink
    • Accessibility
    Now that the students services has closed in the atrium, maybe it could re-open as a kind of space that students could get together to play board/card games on breaks/after lectures? A lot of students might not have settled into a group of friends yet. This would be a safe space for students to get together and meet like minded people.
Sarah Cooke
10:06pm on 14 Oct 19 Where is student services now? I did not know student services had closed.
Dave Lochtie
7:35pm on 15 Oct 19 This is done by colleges now - https://www.derby.ac.uk/services/student-centres/derby-student-centres/ Re games it isn't a room but you may be interested in the gaming society... https://www.derbyunion.co.uk/societies/gaming/
Bianca Czykita
6:15pm on 16 Oct 19 the student services used to be in a small room in the atrium at keddleston. At the school I used to go to the had a room open for students to just go to at breaks and lunch..it wasn't a big room but it was a small safe space for people to go to:) im not really into the TCGs and im commuting so its been hard to find things to do after uni when iv been there on tuesdays and thursdays :p