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 75
  • Submitters 49
  • Last submission 23:29 on 12 Apr 2022
  • Voters 140
  • Commenters 14
  • Current 28
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 46
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

Your Ideas

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  • 2 score
    2 voters

    Create a SUBU page/tab on Brightspace like Careers & Employment or the Library have.

      Students feel their are too many different places to access information relating to SUBU and as they check Brightspace on a daily basis it would make more sense to have a central page/hub on Brightspace where all the information can be posted including announcements about events, reminders about financial deadlines and progress on current policies etc. I know Brightspace is technically described as an academic platform however, students frequently use and view Brightspace as a one stop shop. Based upon feedback myself and other student reps have received, students frequently look at Brightspace first and then search other online platforms. Based on this I believe that it would help reduce miscommunication among students, help streamline queries in turn helping to relieve some of the strain on other areas such as student services and help improve student's overall experience. Please add your experiences and ideas surrounding this suggestion in the comments section. All perspectives and opinions are welcome.
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