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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

  • 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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  • 3 score
    3 voters

    Encouragement of no alcohol socials

      1) Most socials are alcohol based. A survey from the independent in 2018 found that 21% of student didn't drink and over 70% only drink to fit in with their peers. With A-list being a club promoted company, a lot of social events are problematic due to being alcohol focused including toxic initiations. 2) More should be in place to encourage students that don't drink to come to socials in societies that are not alcohol based. Including social events outside the societies that can be organised through SUBU to acknowledge non drinkers. 3) Contacting venues that will host events to promote non-alcohol based socials. Marketing on events that don't include alcohol. Having more non-alcoholic drink options. 4) Welfare and community officer. 5) Cocktail and mocktail - for example host a mocktail making session without alcohol. 6) Ella Nicoli-Horne s5116047
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