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- 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!

Your Ideas

  • 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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  • 7 score
    7 voters

    Recycling Availability in Accommodation

      The university has excellent recycling options for people on campus, but for some students the positive impact of this is negated by their accommodation not offering enough/any recycling options for household waste. This became apparent to me and some of my peers upon renting privately rather than through halls. I mentioned it briefly at the first SUBU summit this year but forgot to follow up with the officers. I would like to propose the creation of a recycling centre/bottle bank on both campuses to help student live more sustainably while at Bournemouth. I believe Toluwa Atilade- VP Welfare & Community is most relevant to help with this. I haven't had a chance to investigate the extent of this issue but I would like to find out how many students this has affected and highlight it with the university. Ellie Hamilton s5111050
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