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

3. What ideas you have for implementation- this is the specific steps that you think need to be taken 

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 60
  • Submitters 39
  • Last submission 18:38 on 30 Nov 2021
  • Voters 108
  • Commenters 7
  • Current 35
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 24
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

Your Ideas

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  • 3 score
    5 voters

    Adding a sensory depravation/relaxing room on campus

      • Students with neurodivergance have no safe place to go to on campus to calm down or relax in times of overwhelming situations. Neurodivergent students also expend more energy to be able to access university, go to, and interact with lectures, and need a safe space during the day to regain this energy to be well enough and focused enough to do well in these lectures. • Implementation of a sensory space within the SUBU centre with dim lights, bean bags, sensory items e.g. sensory walls/bubble lamps, no noise/noise cancelling headphones, maybe nap/sleeping pods (other unis have this) to be inclusive to students who need this.
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