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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

Your Ideas

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  • 7 score
    7 voters

    Increase number of Gender Neutral Toilets on Campus

      1. What you think the problem is: As part of the LGBTQ+ Society, I have noticed largely that because there are only gender neutral toilets in certain buildings such as Fusion and Poole Gateway, many members will travel the length of the entire campus in order to find a currently open building's gender neutral toilet over having to face gendered ones that feel less safe. People feel there is a need to travel much further than our cis peers in order to find a safe bathroom space, increasing discomfort. 2. What you think the solution is: Increase the quantity of gender neutral bathrooms so students do not need to leave their current building to find one. 3. What ideas you have for implementation: Convert at least the ground floor toilets in buildings to gender neutral ones, so it is standard across buildings that there is somewhere for Queer students to access without having to leave the building. 4. Which Full-Time Officer you think should lead on it: TNB+ Officer 5. What other student groups you think should be involved in this work: Iris LGBTQ+ and the LGB+ Campaign members for feedback on implementation. 6. Your name and student number: Leon Cambray - s5225157
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