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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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      Changes in Brightspace notification tabs and making sure that students only receive filtered notifications. I am not sure If it happens with everyone but sometimes I end up receiving notifications and announcements that are not meant for me. I am a level 5 student and many a times I have received announcements that was entirely made for level 4 Students. The whole announcement area then gets jumbled up and it hard to find the ones that need attention. Also if it was possible to star the announcements that would be amazing. Early access to lecture slides and materials would also be very helpful. It would make things easier for students as we can then prepare ourselves for the upcoming lectures. It would be nice if professors could provide multiples exam papers (with answers) for us students to practice.
    Dylan Lintern-Mole
    2:56pm on 25 Feb 21 The point about exam papers has already been made policy, it was suggested my myself and approved at the most recent summit. Normally lecture material goes up before the lecture anyway, have your lecturers not been doing that?
    Lara Maciejewska
    11:25am on 26 Feb 21 I concur - as a Foundation student I often get erroneous email notifications not filtered for my year of study. For example: an email about placements which I do not expect to engage with, for another 3 years. Can the departments not filter bulk email circulars to the appropriate cohort using group lists with the Office 365 package? In Brightspace - unchecking the email reminders is useful - Personally, I found I was drowning in notifications and did not find this helpful.