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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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  • 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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    Reassesments: Resubmission and Resit

      The problem: There has not been any change made to the current reassesment policies which will determine resubmissions and resit examinations. The current policy allows resubmission and resit if you have failed up to 30 units and no more than 30units for Level 5&6 and if a student has failed up to 50 units and no more than 50 for Level 6. I believe this year has been hard on so many students causing them not to perform as person usual. Solution: I believe a new policy should be implemented where all levels get the Leeway as Level 6 will be receiving, at least for level 5 and 6 a failure of 40 units should still enable them to take resubmissions and resits without them having to repeat the whole academic year, which is what the current policy entails( failure of 40 units or more entails repetition of that academic year) I will appreciate if this is something the VP education can look into and possibly implement Student no : 5078859 (Level 6)
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