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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    Better academic representation for Joint honours

    • Education
    • Assignments and Exams
    • Representation
    • Lectures and Lecturers
    • University SitesCampuses
    Joint honours students are often left in the dark about what they can and cannot do at university, especially those at One friar gate square and Brit mill. There has been several issues when it comes to modules overlapping and timing as a lot of joint honours students have to travel from one site to another within the space of five minutes, meaning they are likely to be late to their lecture. Another issues is that joint honour assessment dates do often fall on the same day adding extra stress
Dave Lochtie
8:14am on 3 Apr 20 Thank you for this which is very much appreciated. We have had a vacancy for Part Time Officer for Joint Honours for most of this year. Elina Ivanova Hristova has been elected to the position for next year and will sit on an Advisory Board with the University that raises exactly these things. There is a Facebook group for Joint Honours which you may wish to join ...and attempts to get a Joint Honours Society off the ground.