Your Ideas Board

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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  • 23 score
    23 voters

    Access to anti-spiking products

    • Events
    • University Campuses
    • Wellbeing
    • Food and Drink
    Drink spiking is a potentially life ending problem than can affect anyone and you should be concerned about it.

    When a drink is spiked, it means that it has had some form of substance added to it without the person's knowledge or consent. Students are at a high risk of having their drinks spiked than other demographics.

    Think about it - a lot of students want to have fun and enjoy their time at university and they do this by going to nightclubs, events, raves, festivals etc. This inevitably leads to more exposure to alcohol which then places students at the risk of being spiked. Having your drink spiked is nothing to play with.

    Some of the negative consequences being spiked include:

    - Loss of consciousness and control
    - Memory loss
    - Vomiting
    - Sexual assault

    However there are effective ways to reduce your chances of being spiked. You can do this with drink covers and testing kits. Our university should provide us with access to these anti drink spiking products that greatly reduce our chances of being spiked. This can help ALL students be safe.

    If you think our university should help save lives and keep students safe when they're having fun, give this idea a positive vote!

    (P.S Share this idea with your friends if you think this a good idea!)
Stormi Rath
4:20pm on 2 Feb 23 so true!!

How it works


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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