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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  • -3 score
    19 votes

    Cold classrooms

    • University Sites and Campuses
    Everyone is sitting in coats and jackets, very uncomfortable during lectures.
Dom White
4:22pm on 22 Apr 24 Thank you for raising this for students to vote upon, keeping our campus a warm and welcoming place is key to making students feel a sense of community and belonging, I will speak with my Officer team about how we can work with the university on warm spaces for students and make sure classrooms are warm for when students are in studies.
Gregg Szirbuly
6:44pm on 3 May 24 If anything they are way too warm but you always have one person who'd freeze to death in an oven. You can put a jumper on but if I take my T-shirt and trousers off to acclimate myself I don't think that's going to get a good reaction.
David Mulgrew
12:27pm on 14 May 24 Raised this at repcon last year. MS125 is always boiling, so much so its difficult to focus, but MS214 the computer lab is freezing and the AC is running constantly. We are paying money to make people more uncomfortable.