Student Ideas

how it works

Any student can submit an idea, big or small. It can range from local to national issues, affect all campuses or just one, and be about anything that you want the Students' Union to do.

Once your idea has been approved it'll appear on the website. It's up to you to to promote your idea and get people to vote. We'll help out where we can.

If there's a lot of support for the idea we'll start working towards it*. If it's not clear whether students support it, we'll hold an All Student Meeting for more debate. This meeting will be streamed online and then there'll be a vote. If students vote in favour of the idea at this point the Students' Union will start working towards it. 

The student that submitted the idea can also get involved in leading the development of the idea if approved.

If students do not vote through the idea, then the idea fails. The proposer can take the idea through referendum.

All the rules are explained in Bye-Law 3.

*The Students' Union Executive may refer an idea at this stage to an All Student Meeting if they feel that students require more information about the idea.

previous ideas

2015-16 Ideas

2016-17 ideas


Discuss Ideas

Proposal of Interview/Assessment Day Bursary Plan

I went to an assessment day yesterday in London and, like many companies who run them, they didn’t offer to pay for or subsidise my travel which ended up costing just under £40..

By: Georgia Cranmer

Voting Opens: 21st of March

Voting Ends: 25th of March

Renewal of BDS Motion

This proposal is regarding the BDS Motion that was passed three years ago. We propose to renew this motion for another 3 years by a student vote, since it is due to lapse on Monday 26th February 2018...

By: Muhammad Hassan Akhtar

Voting Opens: 21st of March

Voting Ends: 25th of March