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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 27
  • Submitters 20
  • Last submission 10:40 on 07 Jun 2021
  • Voters 70
  • Commenters 0
  • Current 8
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 18
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

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    Students who can't afford a mobile phone are being denied essential services

      The introduction of multi-factor authentication (MFA) means that students must provide a mobile phone number in order to receive an authentication code. But what if a student cannot afford a mobile phone, or wishes not to carry one permanently with them? Well it seems those students have just been forgotten! Before the introduction of MFA, it was claimed that an alternative would be provided for students unable to access a mobile phone. This has not come about. MFA has been introduced with no consideration of the previous claim. Personally, I am locked out of many BU services. We at SUBU need to lobby the university to provide an alternative. I have suggested to the IT services that they provide me with a phone or with the money to purchase one. I believe this would solve most issues.
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