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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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  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
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    Community Skills Silo

      My PhD involves working with a charity who deliver a school based intervention for mental wellbeing and mainstreaming conversations about mental health throughout the school culture. My primary data collection is coordinated through the schools that the charity works with. I continuously see opportunities through out this and other charities I have worked with in the last 20 years, where our skill sets as students could be invaluable. We could provide our skills on an singular, intermittent or ongoing basis to any extent that we choose to community groups/charities etc. It would be a significant benefit to them and give us incredible opportunities to network, possibly gain funding, life experience and career experience. Examples include: people with research skills, subject knowledge, admin skills, advocacy skills, support skills, IT skills, design skills, data skills and App building/website skills (more targeted than general IT). If we had a silo of people and a noticeboard of opportunities on Skill description, Organisation, Whats needed, What we get out of it and what the outcome is/was - that could be awesome and tie into alumni records etc. We've got great potential. Give something back, get something back. We are a great asset to our communities!
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