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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  • 16 score
    16 votes

    Mental health quiet room

    • Wellbeing
    • Resources
    • Seating
    • Accessibility
    • Equality
    Often the University can be a busy and overwhelming place, especially if you're having a bad day. My suggestion is to create a calm room with mood lighting, mental health resources, several secluded seating areas, a board for students to share positive notes. The room would be useful for situations such as (but not limited to) having an anxiety attack or being overwhelmed.
Sarah Cooke
8:38am on 20 Feb 20 There is a room students can go and sit in, in the multi faith centre but I agree it's a good idea x
Ella Dean
3:32pm on 20 Feb 20 I believe that this is something the union is looking at as i spoke to them last week about this as well as the well-being corridor beig changed at ked road.
Caitlin York
11:46pm on 1 Mar 20 I think this should happen at all the University sites, not just ked Road.