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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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  • Ideas 75
  • Submitters 49
  • Last submission 23:29 on 12 Apr 2022
  • Voters 140
  • Commenters 14
  • Current 28
  • Locked 1
  • Passed 46
  • Rejected 0
  • Expired 0

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    allowing semester 1 exam resits during spring break.

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      If students are required to retake the maximum amount of assessments in an academic year over the summer their motivation for doing so may decrease especially as the exams are capped also, it may impact international students who have gone home who then need to travel back more than otherwise necessary. If semester 1 exams could be retaken in April it would ease the pressure on students and reduce the workload for the reassessment board. It would also provide reassurance for prospective PGRs given the reassessment board is held in the 1st week of September weeks before the new academic year starts. SU VP Education Dylan Lintern-Mole s5217840
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