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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  • 7 score
    15 votes

    SCRAP late night lectures, seminars and workshops

    • Wellbeing
    • Facilities
    • Buses
    • Education
    • Resources
    • Studies
    • Travel and Parking
    • Accessibility
    Late night lectures are an absolute bother! The lack of buses, lack of childcare, other life commitments, and the fact that not all lectures are recorded and uploaded to panopto all points to the fact that they are not efficient. I am a mature single parent student and due to childcare only being available until 18:00 I am currently self-teaching an entire module as well as missing 2 seminars per week! Late night lectures should be reconsidered for many reasons...
Laura Maher
12:57pm on 17 Oct 19 Hi Carla! Just a bit of information around this - This has been raised before with the University recently and they explained that we are a 9-9 campus and that all university lectures would not be able to fit in to shorter hours (with room availability etc.) so evening lectures would have to continue. This isn't to dissuade you from raising the question again however!
Luis Borton
10:47pm on 24 Oct 19 Sleep chronotypes should be taken into account,