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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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  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
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    FGM policy

      Female genital mutilation policy *1. Problem: Lack of awareness regarding FGM amongst students and staff in higher education. There is a huge stigma around FGM and a lack of knowledge surrounding the subject in the education sector. Survivors of FGM (whether it is known to them or not) do not have the proper support and resources available to them. *2. Solution: To create a policy that centres its actions on supporting students who have gone through FGM. This includes educating staff and peers on what FGM is, lasting effects and how to aid an FGM survivor. This policy will also work on de-stigmatising FGM. *3. Ideas for Implementation: To lobby BU to raise more awareness for staff on FGM. To lobby BU to provide additional training for staff members on how to interact and support FGM survivors. To create a safe space for survivors to feel comfortable and supported throughout their time at BU and within SUBU. To provide a non-disclosure clause in FGM reporting policy so that students who have gone through FGM are not required to disclose those who practice FGM. To create a campaign to inform and educate students on what FGM is, how they can support survivors, and reduce misconceptions around the topic and make it a less taboo subject. *4. FTO: SU VP Welfare & Community Toluwa Atilade Student Groups: *5. Women’s Campaign Shannon McDavitt *6. Shannon McDavitt S5063956
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