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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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  • Ideas 77
  • Submitters 51
  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
  • Voters 141
  • Commenters 14
  • Current 30
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 46
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

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  • 38 score
    38 voters

    No Detriment Policy for academic year 2020-2021

      Bournemouth University students studying 20/21 SHOULD receive a no-detriment policy. COVID is still predominant in our lives and worries and is impacting the education we receive and we have also been through another lockdown during our first semester. Last year, students had this in place to “ensure you are not at a disadvantage in the situation caused by the pandemic”. They received: Late submission penalties were removed, in recognition of technological challenges that may have been beyond your control during the lock-down period; If you failed an assessment taken after 15 March, you will be able to re-submit/re-sit that assessment uncapped as your second attempt; The 'no detriment' approach means that assessment attempted after 15 March 2020 will only contribute to the overall level mark where this is advantageous to you; The Exceptional Circumstances procedure was adapted to allow submission without evidence for health-related claims, in recognition of high demand on health-care services. Deadline extensions and wellbeing tips are NOT enough. Telling us to 'defer another year' halfway through IS NOT THE ANSWER (a response from the Education Service Manager). The previous year's students only had to work in these conditions for less than a term. We will have had to throughout our year. The university is aware that online teaching, especially pre-recorded lectures are difficult for us to learn and engage. Members of teaching staff are also not fully trained in the use of Zoom and don’t always have adequate equipment to deliver pre-recorded lectures to a good standard of listening. So much more CAN and SHOULD be done to help us, especially for our £9,500 contribution to our education. Vote and stand up for your education with us. (transferred over from - credit to Annie Knight)
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