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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

2. What you think the solution is

3. What ideas you have for implementation

4. Which Full-Time Officer you think should lead on it

5. What other student groups you think should be involved in this work

6. Your name and student number


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 22
  • Submitters 17
  • Last submission 15:59 on 01 Apr 2021
  • Voters 62
  • Commenters 0
  • Current 14
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 7
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

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    Continue to ensure no students are excluded from accessing SUBU services by collecting basic data from BU at the point of use.

      As a current BU student (member or non-member) the Students' Union would like to ensure that no student be unfairly disadvantaged in accessing our online services. As a trial, during the recent SUBU Elections, SUBU was granted access to minimal account data from BU about students at the point of login, to not unfairly disadvantage any student. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree that SUBU continues this process to ensure that no students are excluded form accessing SUBU services by collecting basic data from BU at the point of use. Here is the full information regarding your student login and the data SUBU would receive: "BU students (SUBU members and non-members): if you want to login to this site, please use your BU credentials. The SUBU system will automatically ask the BU system to verify your login credentials and whether you are a current BU student. We are trialling a new system link which means that where your credentials are confirmed, the BU system will automatically share your name, Faculty and student number with the SUBU system, to enable SUBU to confirm that you are a SUBU member or offer you the chance to opt back into SUBU membership. For non-SUBU members this creates a different position on the sharing of your data between BU and SUBU than was communicated during On-Line Registration with BU. If you do not want the BU system to share data with SUBU you should not proceed to login and should login as a guest instead."
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