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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  • 13 score
    13 votes

    Peer support sessions for students on placement

    • Wellbeing
    • Education
    • Events
    • Opportunities
    • Studies
    Being on placement can be a stressful time and sometimes you feel like you need to talk to people who are or have been in the same situation as you. Also, these sessions could allow students from different courses to discuss their placements and the opportunities they have had. If it is run through the union as well this could be counted as evidence towards Professional Development.
Jade Nixon
3:56pm on 15 Oct 19 Great idea! Peer support is essential, and can be really useful speaking to someone who is going through the same thing
Dave Lochtie
7:30pm on 15 Oct 19 You may be interested in this other placement idea too...
Kimberley Chadbourne
2:36pm on 16 Oct 19 This is a fab idea!! Myself and some fellow students that were in the same local authority on placement last year arranged our own peer supervision sessions. This was put into our learning agreement contracts and really helped us through the placement. Would 100% support this :) (PTO Social and Communities)