Submit New Idea

Welcome to the ideas platform. This is a place where you can submit an idea for change as well as voting and commenting on other students ideas. The more votes and comments a post gets the more likely it’ll be taken to the SUBU Summit or Student Member’ meeting where students will vote whether to adopt the idea as Union Policy. 



Your ideas can be about anything, from big structural changes to small amendments. They can call for change from within SUBU, BU or the wider community.  Your ideas can be action based such as asking the Union to lobby the university on a specific issue or ideological such as supporting a specific group. Prior to every meeting of the SUBU Summit and Student Members' meeting the SUBU Summit Chair goes through all your ideas and decides which ones should be developed into motions and taken to the meetings. Motions are discussed and debated and a final vote is then taken. If approved these motions then become Union Policy. You can find out more about Union Policy, as well as viewing the current list of live policies here.


When submitting your idea be sure to include the following information in the description:

1. What you think the problem is

2. What you think the solution is

3. What ideas you have for implementation

4. Which Full-Time Officer you think should lead on it

5. What other student groups you think should be involved in this work

6. Your name and student number


Once you have submitted your idea one of the team will be in touch to invite you in to discuss your ideas!

Your Ideas

  • Ideas 24
  • Submitters 19
  • Last submission 01:19 on 29 Apr 2021
  • Voters 69
  • Commenters 0
  • Current 5
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 18
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

Your Ideas

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  • 5 score
    5 voters

    early access to reading lists

      I think all undergraduate students should be given access to the next year's reading lists once the assessment boards have reached their decisions e.g. 2nd year getting access to final year, this will save students, particularly in accomodation, a fair amount of money which can be used to pay for rent etc and also save 1st year's having to ask PALs about this.
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