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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 13:41 on 28 Jul 2022
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    amendment of credit limit to decrease amount of extra lectures from previous years

      I think the SU VP Education should push for a permanent increase in the amount of credits eligible to be resat to 60. This is so that students will not have to retake whole units in successive years if they've only failed half of multiple units. As it stands, the policy in its current form may decrease motivation to retake in successive years especially if the student achieved a 2:1 or 1st when they undertook the assessment during the year it is taught especially for 2nd-semester units. In particular this saves them having extra sessions added to their timetable which they would otherwise be using to undertake assignments set as part of the level they are currently working at. Also, this takes up time for the level 6 students in particular that they could otherwise be using for their IRPs if they need help with any statistical analysis or specialist formatting. Furthermore, if this happens during their final year, they would need to be enrolled onto the following academic year meaning they will miss their original graduation date.
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