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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!

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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    Realising student power

      BU has different services provided for students, to students. However, students still ask where to find the information. Most of the students doesn't know about things like • The MUSE survey taking place. • Options selection following Second Year. • Who their academic advisor is? • How they can express their issue (if not with the reps) These are few concerns of students, when not acted, they put it all on the unit leaders or any other officials. The only solutions I reckon here is, • Providing a specific content area on Brightspace where it has all the important links, for e.g., SUBU Ideas, MUSE Link, Details about the course, Voting for elections and other important stuffs. The idea that can be implemented here is, Reps should share all the necessary links combined in one text to group Group Chat (GC) OR an email can be sent by the officials to all the students. I want the VP Welfare & Community to look into this matter, if this get passed. Other reps should be involved in here too. Yash S5329526
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