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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    St Helena Campus - more choice on food/drink

    • Facilities
    • Food and Drink
    At the moment we have a choice of Starbucks, which is expensive and has a very limited choice, and a hot drinks machine which is half the price but is often out of service or has run out of cups. Having access to reasonably priced and nutritious food and drink is important so I would like to see more choice at the St Helena campus. Even bringing in a second hot drinks machine would improve the situation.
Martin Beaumont
11:47am on 29 Nov 19 Hi Tarnia. We have been discussing your idea with the University catering team who are going to take some steps to try and improve the service available at St Helena. Firstly they are going to work with the vending supplier to ensure the vending machines remain fully stocked and operational at all times. Secondly they are going to be conducting a full review of the catering provision across all sites, with this one included. Although the small size of the kitchen impacts the food range they can provide they want to determine what the best possible offering they can provide is and implement it for all students and staff to enjoy.