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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  • 30 score
    30 votes

    Unibus to Kedleston Road on weekends

    • Accessibility
    • Equality
    • Transport and Parking
    • University Sites and Campuses
    It would be great to have a Unibus that runs on Saturday and Sunday (even if infrequent) to take people from Halls or city centre to Uni and back as there are lots of students that wish to go to the Kedleston Rd campus at the weekend to use the library and study facilities, particularly during exam/assignment season, however there are no buses and can be a long way to walk, especially if you are physically unable or dont drive. Even one an hour, a bus that matches the 6 or 7 route would be great
Tay Baverstock
10:42pm on 11 May 21 I know that similar ideas have been rejected before, but the students are not asking for much! Even if it's just two buses at two times per day on a Saturday and Sunday would be plenty. It gives students the opportunity to get to their University safely and efficiently. Not every student has parents that can take them to University, or their own mode of transport, so this would be beneficial to all!
Dave Lochtie
7:24pm on 12 Oct 21 Just to let you know this item will be sent to be voted upon at student summit on December 7th, further details will be posted here closer to the time