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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  • 15 score
    19 votes

    Parking on campus must be free for student

    • Money
    • Transport and Parking
    It cost a lot fortune to be a university student lately. With the rise of living cost, rent, fuel, food and other general maintenance. Not forgetting the huge tutorial fees we pay. From my point of view the university need to reconsider and stop charging student for parking fees. I understand the rationale to get everyone on public transport or the uni bus but they also forget the distance some of us have to travel to Uni. Sometimes driving to campus for lectures is not by choice but we have to.
Tracey Taylor
8:02pm on 29 Oct 23 Agreed!
Bethany Gull
9:22pm on 1 Nov 23 Agreed! As a student who loves at home as it is cheaper then paying for halls, I’m still paying a price to travel to and from Nottingham. Parking should be for those who travel from surrounding cities for uni!
Chloe Maskery
12:58pm on 2 Nov 23 Agreed! I'm in university every day other than Wednesdays and its costing me upwards of £20 a week for parking. I commute as I live close enough to Uni to not need Accommodation, but too far away to walk. The pricing of £5.20 for more than 4 Hours at Kedleston Road Campus is extortionate.
Donna Thomson
1:11pm on 14 Nov 23 Agreed, Chesterfield campus too!!
David Mulgrew
7:11pm on 18 Nov 23 The uni bus is also not fit for purpose. It regularly fails to stop because it is already over capacity