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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  • 13 score
    13 votes

    More Union Support for Faitrade

    • Education
    • Opportunities
    • Food and Drink
    • Environment and Sustainability
    • Equality
    • Union Shops
    It’s great that Derby is a Fairtrade University & that through the Union, Fairtrade products are available to buy at Ked. Rd. However, the Union should be putting more staffing resource into Fairtrade initiatives beyond retail. Growing the University’s commitment to Fairtrade means more awareness raising, campaigning and educational events that draw an increasing number of students into the Fairtrade movement at all levels. It needs to become something for the majority, not the committed few.
Helen Ashley
11:57am on 19 Oct 21 I think this is a brilliant idea. I already drink the coffee at Blends!
Nina Cupric
12:10pm on 28 Oct 21 Hiya, you can get involved by looking at the Enhance Your Planet page on the My Experience tile via UDo and by completing this form