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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  • 21 score
    25 votes

    U2 Buses and UniBus Standard

    • Transport and Parking
    I would like to input the following regarding the U2 Unibus One an hour from 10am is not acceptable, especially since a lot of lectures start at 11am or 1pm. If it wasn't bad enough to only have one bus per hour, this is a SINGLE decker bus per hour is certainly not acceptable especially since the bus drivers will pass you if the bus is remotely full. Despite being infrequent, they still manage to be incredibly late too. Terrible for student accessibility and safety.
Bella Maslauskas
6:32pm on 13 Oct 23 I can’t agree more with the above statement. It means that students are then left with no transport. The infrequency of the bus service after 3/4pm is also despicable - putting the safety of young students at risk when having to walk from Ked or indeed Markeaton in the dark, by themselves. We had a more frequent service during Coronavirus so I think it’s disgusting that the service has been cut with more students on campus. Especially given the fees that we pay to attend the university - you’d think that the safety of students and their ability to actually attend university would be at the forefront when organising things like this.
David Mulgrew
7:15pm on 18 Nov 23 Could have swore on the open days they said the bus was every 20 min most of the day. I've heard several students comment its not usable because its constantly too full to stop.