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A place to post your ideas and vote on other students' ideas.
A place to post your ideas and vote on other students' ideas.

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BCUSU is a student-led organisation, so we need your ideas! By posting ideas here you can help to improve student experience, for yourself and others.

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  • 30 score
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    Second Hand Bookshop

      Could we have a space where students can buy and sell second hand course textbooks and reading materials? If not a physical space, then an online forum to trade books. The cost of living is really high at the moment and often our textbooks and reading materials are expensive. This is in place at other universities and are really valued by students.
    Ann Nash
    7:53pm on 29 Mar 22 This is a brilliant idea!
    Annamaria Berger-Jones
    8:49pm on 29 Mar 22 Having this would be super useful at all levels of study.
    Grace Reynolds
    10:41am on 31 May 22 This Idea has reached the 16 postive votes required for it to be sent to the officers for a decision.
    Luke McCombe
    12:36pm on 16 Dec 22 Has there been any update on this idea since May?
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    1:59am on 5 Mar 23 The Students' Union will explore the creation and implementation of a physical and online space for the sale and exchange of second hand course books and reading materials.
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    2:33am on 5 Mar 23 Bookshop is approved by the library staff and now established in Curzon. SU reception will hold a supply of books that students can access at any time.

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