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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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  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
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    Mental health greenspace

      Green spaces have been proven to increase social interactions, encourage physical exercise and provide stress relief, as well as encourage local wildlife into the area. While students do have quiet areas (e.g library) and social areas (e.g. SUBU building) there is no secluded outdoors area on Talbot Campus to sit in when you need a break from a computer screen. I believe this would be hugely beneficial to students' mental health, particularly during the summer exam season. The area doesn't need to be large, just enough space for a little nature/wildlife garden and grass, with a couple of benches spaced out. It shouldn't be seen as a 'hangout area' but more of a reflective and peaceful place away from the hubbub of the larger university buildings, without technology or tarmac in it, where people can take their shoes off and relax for a moment. I think this idea should be lead by Toluwa Atilade, and other student groups that could be involved would be: the Wildlife Society, Permaculture society, and Occupational Therapy society.
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