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.
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  • 22 score
    22 votes

    Vegan option in the SU shop

    • Facilities
    • Resources
    • Food and Drink
    • Equality
    • Union Shops
    There is currently only one vegan sandwich option (cheeze and pickle) in SU shop making our lunch times even more difficult, food is important to maintain focus and stamina throughout the day. We would like to see at least one other (preferably more) option so that we can grab a quick, light lunch in between lectures.
Kaeda Hipkiss
8:57am on 24 Sep 21 The lack of vegan options has been a real pain for me, as I only have two options in the SU shop and one of them is something I really dislike, and on top of this many days when I have been into the shop they have had neither of the options left and I have had to go up to the more expensive cafeteria in order to buy myself some lunch which if I want something that resembles the union shop meal deals is double the price which is just not affordable for me.
Dave Lochtie
2:40pm on 27 Sep 21 Just a quick response - I had a tomato and basil wrap from the shop the other day, so one to look out for too
Josh Reed
5:52pm on 27 Sep 21 Unfortunately due to nationwide shortages of drivers and products, our suppliers are struggling to provide a full range of products, which includes all of their vegan range. We really do appreciate your feedback and be rest assured we are working hard with all out suppliers to try and offer a wider range of products. If you ever have any feedback or suggestions of products you'd like to see in store please email us on