Welcome to the brand new student ideas platform from your Students’ Union

As we’re a student-led organisation, we always need you to tell us your ideas so that we can help to make your student experience at BCU, a better one.

Even though we’re all at home right now, your ideas don’t have to stop. You may have an idea to improve your online teaching experience, or it may be an idea for when we’re all back at University. You can submit an idea for any part of your student experience; from more microwaves on campus, to academic, support, from a new society, to more lockers etc. – literally anything that will improve your student experience.

How the process works:

  • Any student can submit an idea via this ideas platform
  • Once you submit an idea it will go live here for 14 days
  • During the 14 days, every student will have the opportunity to ask you questions about your idea and make constructive comments
  • Every student will then have the option to vote for which ideas they want to see taken forward by your Students’ Union Officers.
  • If your idea gets a minimum score of 16 votes at the end of the 14 days, your idea will have received enough votes to be sent to the Executive Officer team to review and make a final decision on whether this idea becomes an official BCUSU policy or not. Your votes and comments will help the Executive Officer team make that final decision.

So start thinking about what would help you have a better student experience at BCU, and submit it here!

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  • 22 score
    22 voters

    Hold elections to choose our school reps

      Currently students have very little say in who represents them as school reps. School reps are currently chosen by BCUSU and BCU staff through an interview process. I propose we hold elections in each school to determine democratically who represents us. This could be done in the same we elect our sabbatical officers each year in the BCUSU leadership elections. School Reps are there to make sure that students are able to have their voices heard at all levels of the University. Let the students decide who represents them, let us have our say.
    Lisa Dugmore
    2:58pm on 31 Jul 20 Your Students’ Union would like to thank you for voting on this idea. The idea has reached 16 votes and will now be passed to your Officer Team for review. Your Vice President Student Voice will update you on Monday with the progress of the idea.
    Runcie Chikeruba Wilson Chidebe
    4:09pm on 3 Aug 20 Your Students’ Union would like to thank you for submitting, commenting and voting on this idea. It has now passed over to your Officer Team, as part of BCUSU procedure. Your Officer Team have extensively discussed this idea and have come to the consensus that this idea should be passed to the Student Voice Committee (SVC) in August 2020. SVC consists of BCUSU staff and University colleagues who lead on the Student Representation System. There is no guarantee this idea will be implemented but it is being taken forward as a subject of discussion with both your Officer Team and your Students’ Union. Results of the committee's decisions will be made public in Semester 1. As always, your Officer Team is thankful for your ideas. Vice President Student Voice, BCUSU.