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    30 voters

    Play Scratch Radio around Campus

      As a student-led radio station, Scratch is a voice from the heart of BCU. Scratch should have the chance to represent the student experience by being a greater part of student life around campus. This should include Scratch exclusively being played in Campus Shops and other public spaces, rather than having other radio stations dominating these spaces. The hard work of Scratch's members should be supported and celebrated, and every student should have the opportunity to benefit from the support which the Students' Union provides to make Scratch a great service for student listeners.
    Polly Jones
    2:22pm on 1 Feb 22 This is super important! Scratch is such an amazing organisation, with students putting in so much effort to their shows, and it includes news, traffic and weather updates, so there isn't much reason to not play Scratch!
    Jack Carson
    12:12pm on 2 Feb 22 We have so many amazing presenters and it would be great if other students around the BCU campuses can hear all their hard work and great music each of them play
    Kattiea Devereux-Ward
    12:11pm on 15 Feb 22 This would be amazing! It would help support the students with their learning and development. It would make the society more involved in the Uni and SU.
    Max Deeming
    12:16pm on 15 Feb 22 Hopefully this would get students talking more about what is discussed on the shows and also make them more aware of their student radio station! Scratch should be heard by more students around the uni as it’s being produced/presented by students.
    Ed Bullas
    12:23pm on 15 Feb 22 I think this would be great, and would definitely make us more part of the Uni as a whole, allowing them to show support to their own radio station. However, I think it should be just in select areas in order to cater for people with sensory difficulties where it might add to the noise which could cause difficulties. Otherwise, a resounding YES! This would be far better than other stations being played and would allow Scratch to become better tailored for the students here.
    Scott Mitchell
    1:36pm on 18 Feb 22 This would be great for scratch to be heard across all the campuses, as our outstanding presenters work hard to produce content for scratch. I do also agree with Ed where if there is any sensory rooms then maybe not to play scratch there as some noise that can cause difficulties. I would love to hear Scratch being played within millennium point as it would be brilliant to hear the amazing work that everyone does, it gives Scratch a chance to have more listeners with both students and members of the public hearing scratch too.
    Meia Anslow
    9:14pm on 25 Feb 22 Great idea never heard the radio station I’m a first year
    Luke McCombe
    4:18pm on 31 Mar 22 This is a great idea, and I'm confused as to why, despite it passing the threshold needed, it hasn't been approved for consideration?
    Grace Reynolds
    1:12pm on 7 Apr 22 Apologies for the delay this idea has been previously passed to the executive officers and is under consideration there has been some discussion with the idea holders and the Officers and they will be meeting to discuss it again this week.
    Grace Reynolds
    11:40am on 3 May 22 This idea has been passed by the officer team with a slightly more limited scope of a commitment to play scratch at Parkside Curzon and City South shops.
    Dhanusha Hema-Reddy
    2:24am on 5 Mar 23 Scratch Radio now plays in the Students' Union Campus Shops in Curzon, Parkside and Seacole.

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