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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 23:29 on 12 Apr 2022
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    Supporting and motivating students

      We all are going through a challenging phase, with the Univ closed and the courses being online. Most of us can cope up in these online sessions, but other students suffer difficulties, there is a lack of motivation. I have received multiple texts on this matter, and I understand that it is not a rep's duty to advise students on these types of matter but seeing them struggle, I talked to them on this. We can provide some support, maybe by: 1) Providing them opportunities to express their feelings. 2) An hour session to talk to them and discuss daily stuff or any, other than study. 3) Do more listening than talking, 4) We can schedule regular check-ins (virtually) to know how they are doing and their families. 5) We should bring in an initiative, "Lend Ears", it is simply a casual invitation like "Hey, let us talk" this way, we can get to know each other, some might get inspired by others, students will feel better. It would be beneficial if SUBU work on this. So far, SUBU has done a tremendous job, providing the reps sessions to discuss issues and bring in significant initiatives. Thank you, Yash, Seminar Rep, BABAME-A
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