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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    African Food on Campus

    Current
    • Wellbeing
    • Food and Drink
    • Representation
    • Advice
    • Union Shops
    In the spirit of diversity and inclusion as well as the growing population of African students, it would be nice to have African food sold on campus.
Dija Bah
10:08am on 29 Nov 23 I absolutely agree with this. I have been thinking about it for a while now. I do have a restaurant operated from home, and students have been ordering me to eat on campus on a long day of lectures for the past two years. I have been thinking about the right person to speak to about it, but here we go. Someone else has noticed that it is indeed a struggle for African students to not have a huge part of their culture (i.e. food) displayed on campus. Thanks, Damilola, for raising this.
Henry Junior Okoligwe
11:38am on 29 Nov 23 That is a welcome idea, worthy of consideration.
Precious Daniels
9:29am on 18 Jan 24 Introducing African cuisine on campus provides an opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity, offering students a taste of different culinary traditions. It promotes inclusivity and reflects the diverse backgrounds within the campus community. Moreover, it can be an educational experience, fostering understanding and appreciation for global cultures through food. Additional , incorporating African food on campus aligns with the growing trend of embracing diverse and authentic culinary offerings. It creates a platform for local businesses or vendors specializing in African cuisine, contributing to the local economy and fostering community connections. Overall, it enriches the campus environment by broadening culinary horizons and encouraging a sense of unity through shared dining experiences.