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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  • 44 score
    44 votes

    Bus Tracking App

    • Education
    • Advice
    • Transport and Parking
    • University Sites and Campuses
    No more hopeless waiting at the bus stops! Inaccurate timing of buses is what every student taking free bus transport has certainly experienced. Despite acknowledging natural factors like traffic during peak times cannot be avoided, it can still be visually controlled. Mobile App would be a great incentive that could easily track uni buses down. Accurate and available to everyone. Buses have already got tracking devices, however Google maps aren’t often a reliable platform to help locate them.
Oscar Eche
5:26pm on 9 Oct 23 Totally agree
Caitlin Howard
2:20pm on 14 Oct 23 An amazing idea! Absolutely worth while especially if it works well with other bus services.
Jack McGuinness
3:11pm on 25 Oct 23 Hi Everyone! Thank you for voting on this idea. As the vote mark has exceeded 25 votes, I will be taking it forward with the rest of the team to discuss it further. I've reached out to a member of the transport team about the idea and they have said they will contact me with any updates.
Cam Puchala
9:44am on 27 Oct 23 Hey Jack, thank you for this update, please, do let me know what the result will be. Depending on what the transport team will say, I have some ideas about how could this run and what additional benefits the app could bring.