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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- this should include background information including facts, figures and research

2. What you think the solution is- this is the large scale changes that need to happen and the specific steps that you think need to be taken 

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

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



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

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  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
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    Make and Recognise an Official 'SUBU Discord Hub' for Events, Clubs and Societies.

      As it stands, social activity is low during the current climate of COVID and worse the lock downs. There are lots of events that the union hold to boost social interaction online using zoom. This is great but the use of Zoom feels clinical and formal. Students can't truly socialise this way. ----- Unlike Zoom, Discord doesn’t have set start and end times. You can join a voice chat whenever you want. Others can see and choose to join the chat. Essentially, an online version of the SUBU building. As well as voice chats, Discord allows for categorised topic chats. ----- My idea and solution to this, was to create and run a Discord group that incorporates all the faculties and subjects within. This so far, despite any real recognition, has worked better than expected and has brought together over 200 students that share the same subject(s) and interests. ----- My team and I wish to expand by hosting more online social events and promoting clubs and societies within the Discord server. We wish to deliver this in a more informal and friendly manner. Currently, to join a society, you must go through a website with no human interaction. (and add to cart?) Students should be joining societies via word of mouth; being introduced and feeling a part of the group. By recognising the Discord as the ‘Official SUBU Hub’ the community would be eligible for a vanity url: ( or ) and many other features for free. ----- [Discord Interactions and Use]: Students join events by reacting (a checkbox) to a public invitation message posted in an announcement. This gives them a tag (name of event) to be notified when the event (E.g. film-night) is occurring. ----- Students can join their Faculty, Clubs and Societies by adding the tags to their profile. This gives them access to Faculty, Club and Society categories. All the tags are displayed on the student’s profile in an orderly fashion: - Faculty - Clubs/Societies - Joined Events - (Extra/Loyalty tags) ----- This project is not directed at any particular faculties. Anyone interested in helping is welcome. I believe a partnership with the union as well as club and society leaders is necessary as their views and ideas are essential to creating the layout that caters for their needs. ----- Thank you for taking the time to read my idea. Christian Kuziara (s5328883)
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