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

    Change foster building social space back to how it was


      I would like the foster building social area space to go back to how it was pre covid times. The foster social space used to be an area in the university full of people of different backgrounds studying a mixture of courses sat together in a very lively, vibrant and loud atmosphere. Pharmacy and Biomedical Science are two very popular courses at uclan and this space was the perfect area for these students plus many others from other science based courses to socialise, study and enjoy other students' company. Now this area is a ghost town, with no seating facilities and no people. It is difficult to find other places to sit with your friends as you have to travel far to harrington or the new student centre but these spaces are usually limited or already full. 
      I have spoken to many students from my course and others who use to enjoy this space pre covid times and are disappointed that it is no longer how it was. There was also a pool table and table tennis which many of the students enjoyed in their free time.

      Please could the furniture be put back in this area so students can sit there when studying, eating and socialising with friends.

      Thank you.

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