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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  • 7 score
    7 voters

    More food in shops, more options especially in the student shop

      The problem is that there is not much food in the Student Shop after around noon. Sometimes you walk in there and sandwiches shelves are completely empty so students having lectures later in the day have more limited options to get the food. There is also not many options or types of food so students who have been here for a few years already are most definitely bored of the selection by now (I know I am), and also there is not many vegan or vegetarian options or gluten free options... basically no consideration for different dietary requirements. There is also the environmental awareness aspect as many products sold there contain Palm Oil which can be harmful for the environment and sometimes you would like to choose an option without it and you cant due to the stock being very limited. The solution is introducing a wider selection of products maybe on rotation basis so every few weeks it changes etc, maybe finding new suppliers etc. I think VP Welfare and Community should look into it. Some of the societies like Reduceterian society or Premaculture society or Wildlife Conservation society might be interested in the topic.
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