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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  • 5 score
    5 votes

    Better quality art materials at Britanna Mill shop

    • Education
    • Resources
    • Studies
    • University Sites
    Some of the art materials, like paint, inside Britannia Mill, aren't good enough quality for the creative students and so it's making it hard to create work
Nisa Khan
8:56pm on 19 Nov 19 Thank you for your suggestion, this is something which will be discussed in the upcoming committee meeting.
Holly Cole
1:04pm on 26 Nov 19 Good afternoon, as Nisa has said above, I will be at the committee meetings throughout the year, and this is a great suggestion to bring up in these committee meetings. We can assure that our products are high quality as they're all from our reliable supplier Seawhite. However, if there is a certain brand of paints or materials you require it would be great to hear from you, and get some feedback on some better brands and see if we can get these in stock at a reasonable price for you. If you'd like a chat just drop us an email at or pop in and see me I'm based at the Britt Mill campus shop most/every Tuesday afternoon 12-4 and Friday afternoon 12-3.30.
Nina Cupric
11:12am on 29 Nov 19 Hi, I'm currently doing a survey to see how effective the changes have been to the Britannia Mill Art shop. I am going to pass the results on to the Officer team (and now you as well Holly). If you haven't filled this out already, please do. It's 5 minutes and completely anonymous.
Holly Cole
11:57am on 4 Dec 19 Hi Nina, thank you for creating this survey it's great to see others with a passion for change and giving our students what they need. I look forward to seeing the results! My Email is is anyone wants to get in contact with changes, feedback and other information about our stores.