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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  • 10 score
    10 votes

    Gluten free options in Keddies, the academy and the canteen

    • Wellbeing
    • Facilities
    • Money
    • University Sites
    • Food and Drink
    Currently three is a lack of gluten free options around uni especially if you want something cooked for your lunch. Food allergies aren’t something that are chosen and more food options are needed. Vegan options are easily available yet gluten free ones aren’t.
Dawn Thornton
6:12am on 22 Nov 19 Definitely need GF!
Jo Easom
12:04pm on 22 Nov 19 This has been raised as an issue at OFGS, it should apply to all sites where there is food provision
Holly Cole
12:51pm on 26 Nov 19 Good afternoon, at Keddies we stock a fantastic and expanding selection of Rolls, sandwiches and Wraps in the meal deal and a selection of rolls from Sandwichking. We also have a wide selection of snacks in our free from section including nakd bars, Brynmor flapjacks and eat real crisps. If you're unsure where this are located please do just grab a member of staff and they'll be happy to show you. However, if you have some certain lines or suggestions for our store we're always looking to improve and mix up the stock in our stores just send an email to .