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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

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  • 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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  • 21 score
    21 voters

    Vegan specials on hot menus

      For all hot food outlets (including chartwells) to champion a daily vegan special. This worked in previous year and was very popular. would be in line with cutting down carbon emissons from BU's food and supply chain, and offer an inclusive and wholesome meal that more people can enjoy
    Alan Dove
    9:42am on 6 Dec 21 Thank Tanya, feel free to suggest menu ideas you think might sell well. SUBU are doing very few specials due to the low footfall on campus at present, and it will remain a challnge until BU gets closer to normal levels of campus activity. When things pick up they should return and we can explore and test some ideas.
    Paula Loughlin
    10:51am on 14 Dec 21 Thank you for your comments Tanya. Please be aware that on average vegan options make up 45% of our daily food offer in Fusion. This consists of salads, hot offers from our rolling core concepts and our ever changing guest food options. I would hope this provides a varied menu for everyone and welcome feedback on these choices.