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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  • 23 score
    25 votes

    Revamp unibuses

    • Wellbeing
    • Transport and Parking
    • University Sites and Campuses
    The current state of the u1 route is shocking. People are being driven past every morning, and in the afternoon there is a queue up to the recolving doors. It's just not acceptable, when derby markets itself as providing free buses. Half the time I need to get the allestree so I'm not late for lessons. One bus every 30 minutes isn't enough, the queue grows to an insane length. There needs to either be an additional route, or more buses. Buses in the morning are full before they even reach town.
Jack McGuinness
10:03am on 9 Oct 23 Hello, Thank you for putting forward your idea. I've contacted a member of the transport team and have been provided the following: "The University has to carefully consider the impact bus services have on CO2 emissions and any increase in bus services would go against the University’s carbon reduction ambition.  The University is keen to develop and promote alternative sustainable travel facilities for healthier commuting around the campus, and we’re keen to announce today that we are working in partnership with Derby City Council to develop a sustainable travel hub at our Kedleston Road site which will increase the access to active travel facilities."