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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!

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    support with viva exams for research degrees in particular for foreign students

      viva voce is a oral exam undertaken at the end of MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees in front of the supervisor, an internal examiner and an external examiner. In terms of the preparation as far as I'm aware however, I am currently an undergrad student, there are no facilities within the doctoral college or other relevant departments where candidates can go to practice/gain understanding of what will be asked during the exam. I know that Leicester university offers workshops to practice mock vivas so wondered whether the doctoral college could do the same. I think that the doctoral college, if this is not already in place, should consider running these. Furthermore, if an international student undertaking a research degree cannot attend the university for some reason, they should be able to undertake it remotely with permission from the supervisor, HoD and doctoral college involved FTOs should include SU VP education. Dylan Lintern-Mole s5217840
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