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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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  • 26 score
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    Paper Recycling on Campus

      Our university buildings have facilities for recycling plastic, metal and food waste recycling, as well as general waste, but do not provide for paper or card recycling. These are amongst the most commonly recycled materials, and are recycled by Birmingham City Council. Under a university-wide green policy, it seems counter-intuitive that there are no facilities for paper recycling. It is important that, as a university and students' union, we do our part for the environment, and I believe that paper recycling facilities should be provided on campus. Given the current number of places where recycling bins are stationed, it should not be cost-prohibitive to institute this policy. A positive environmental impact should be a priority for BCU and BCUSU in the twenty-first century.
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    2:48am on 5 Mar 23 The Idea has been passed by the Executive Officer Team, we are currently exploring and developing achievable methods of delivering this for students
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    3:01am on 5 Mar 23 Update on the progress of the Idea - After speaking with the BCU Environmental team, the university has launched a Waste & Resources Task Group. This task group will be used to share information and initiatives to staff and students about waste management and resource.

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    Submit an idea... anything that could improve student experience is a valid idea.


    • You must be a BCU student, logged in using your student account
    • You can choose to submit anonymously, so your name won’t be displayed.
      BCUSU staff will still be able to see your name and email to contact you



    You will be contacted by one of the Activities and Representation Coordinators to discuss your idea and make any relevant changes to it.


    Your idea then goes live, here on the Ideas Board for other students to vote and comment.

    It will be live until:

    • it reaches 25 positive votes
      or until the end of the academic year (whichever comes first)
    • Students can vote with a thumbs up (agree) or thumbs down (disagree)
    • Votes and comments will help the Executive Officer team make decisions



    If your idea reaches the 25-positive vote threshold:


    • it will be handed over to the Executive Officer team for review
    • they will discuss the idea and decide what action to take
    • the comments section will be updated with the agreed upon actions

    If an idea is raised to hold an Executive Officer to account, and it gains 25 positive votes, it will be reviewed at Scrutiny Group.

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