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.

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  • 29 score
    29 votes

    Morning Buses

    • Facilities
    • Buses
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    • University Sites
    • Accessibility
    In the mornings, the number 6 bus turns into a 6x as soon as it reaches Kedleston road so that it can go back to the train station without making any stops. It would be nice if at least one of the many number 6 buses made stops before 9 am so that law students that live that way could catch it to Agard street (Friar Gate Campus) for their 9am lecture. This wouldn't mean any extra expense on new/more buses. Just having one of the already running no 6 making stops before 9am like it does normally.
Sarah Cooke
10:01pm on 14 Oct 19 Yes that makes total sense. If it's already going that way.
Melanie (Vp Education) Welaratne
1:52pm on 24 Jan 20 Hello! In September 2017, the University took the decision to make the service free to use for students and staff on the production of a valid ID card (before this the cost was a minimum of 1.10 per trip). As a result the number of Uni bus passengers grew significantly! This is a fantastic success for the University and for the service, but means that the service needs to be reviewed and looked at constantly. The free uni bus has been a very positive move, but it is recognised that this means there are significant expectations on what the service is able to provide. the estates team alongside the union in regular estates meetings address any suggestions fairly and clearly as we can, so student and staff both get the best service the university can offer but with this understanding that this will not always meet everyone's needs. On a side note, i will be writing an article on some facts students might not know about the Uni buss system and the history of it all. This will be published on our union website and an illustrative timeline will be designed and shared through our social media channels. We will continue to update you on any progress made in relation to your idea!