Your Big Ideas

Your Big Ideas

Do you have an Idea about how to make the Students’ Union, University or the wider community better for students?

Your Big Ideas are a great way to make meaningful change on campus. Submit your Idea online and share with your friends and course mates. If your Big Idea achieves 50 or more votes in favour after 28 days, it will be taken forward; either to an appropriate meeting such as Students’ Council or by meeting with the appropriate person(s) to help make your idea a reality. If a Big Idea gets approval at Students’ Council, it will become Students’ Union policy and we will work with you on making it happen!

To submit an Idea or vote on any of the current Big Ideas below, you must be logged in using your UCLan student login. Once logged in, the option to submit will appear and to vote, just click the thumbs up or down button - depending on your opinion! 

Previous Big Ideas-turned reality have included free period provisions on campus, an extension to the academic calendar and free disability screening.

Anyone can submit a Big Idea. It’s an easy way to change the lives of students!

Big Ideas Top Tips

  1. Identify the issue you want to solve.
  2. Do your research and talk to others. Staff and Elected Officers can help you prepare to launch or promote your Big Idea.
  3. Plan what you think should be done to solve the issue and decide how you'll know when it’s fixed.
  4. Submit a Big Idea! Go change Students’ lives.


Need some help submitting Your Big Idea? Follow the steps on our how-to video here

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  • 30 score
    30 Voters

    Recognition for mature students

      Coming back to uni is a big step and a scary prospect leaving the safety net of income and a career. Mature students are currently not represented in the Liberation and section reps. All decisions, ideas and support always seems to be geared to the younger students. If you look at other universities they have representation for mature students on UCAS they say the following. There is no typical mature student Mature students are defined as any student aged 21 or over at the start of their studies. Just over a half are aged between 21 and 24, 38 per cent between 25 and 39, and 10 per cent are over 40 when they commence their courses. Let’s try and get a mature students voices heard and let’s get representation. So please let’s push this
    Nneka Hare
    6:41am on 10 Mar 21 A fantastic, necessary and vitaly important opportunity for development that has been sadly missed. Mature students come with a wealth of knowledge and experience which is often undervalued within academia. and unfortutanely Mature students can often loose confidence, feel nervous and unsure about transfering/translating lived skills and experience to academic excellence. Representation can help to bridge this GAP. lets move the mature learners experience from good to great and acknowledge and harness the voice of the mature community at Uclan!
    Adrian Craddock
    10:28am on 16 Mar 21 Definitely has my vote. I’m 53 and about to start my second year of MH Nursing. Definitely under represented.

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