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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  • 32 score
    34 votes

    cheaper food and more options

    • Food and Drink
    Food is so expensive selling at prices which are above usual price. when in uni 9-7 and looking for options on a budget there is not much to nothing available. who wants to prepare and bring in to uni breakfast, lunch and dinner
Nathan Fowkes
7:48am on 9 Dec 19 I think the main thing i thibk is things like meal deals. I know if im at brit mill/ markeaton street, if you have ANYTHING other than a basic sandwich (such as ham, or cheese and tomato) as a meal deal you can pay well over a fiver if you fancied a wrap, or a premium sandwich, when i could walk up the road 5 minutes to the co op and have whatever i wanted as a meal deal for a flat £3.50, which doesnt really encourage spending at uni cafes. While were on this one, theres no 'quick coffee' machines (yknow the ones, stick the cuo under the nozzle and pick what youd like by pressing a button) at brit mill anymore, which means you have to wait longer, and pay more for a coffee (not complaining about the quality, just sometomes you wanna be in and out, yknow?) Supported.
Wayne Christian McFarland
11:23am on 31 Jan 20 I agree with this, and also have the shelves stocked up. I have gone into kedleston store and the shelves have been pretty empty. I would be good to have more variety as well as better pricing.
Jo Easom
10:11pm on 11 Feb 20 I agree with this too. OFGS students are not encouraged to eat at Blends either by the selection or the prices.