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

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  • 12 score
    12 voters

    Meet more dietary requirements in all food outlets across campus

      It would be great to have a wider variety of food options across the whole campus that include gluten free, dairy free, meat free, vegan etc Gluten free AND vegan options would be great too as vegans can still be coeliac which hugely limits their options when eating out in public. It would also be great to include dairy free milk in the price of hot drinks rather than charge extra. I understand dairy free milk is not as cheap as cows milk but those that are lactose intolerant do not have a choice so they either pay more or go without. It also makes vegan feel like they are being charged for trying to make a better choice. I strongly feel, if all milks were included in price, more people would choose this option. The Reducetarian Society would be more than happy to get on board and help with food and drink ideas if helpful.
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