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 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 23
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 52
  • Rejected 1
  • Expired 0

Your Ideas

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  • 17 score
    17 voters

    More vegan, gluten free and allergy aware foods!

      More available options for people with food intolerances and dietary requirements as there isn’t a lot of option for us! Particularly I would like to push vegan and plant based foods as not only is it kinder to animals, but also it’s better for the environment! A plethora of research, including the largest study done to date on farming and agriculture by Oxford University, showing that a plant based diet is better for the environment and contributes significantly less global emissions than a meat and dairy diet. We should all do our part for the environment and nature and pushing more plant based products may give people the opportunity to try something new and to do the next right thing :) Vegans, people with allergies and those with religious food restrictions would love to have more sweet treats and options like brownies, blondies, donuts or flapjacks too, especially for those long days at uni where a treat is needed at the end!
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