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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  • 20 score
    20 Voters

    More microwaves across campus


      <p>Add more microwaves for the students in the buildings across campus. eg. the library and the student center. Its hard to have hot food when you&#39;re staying late on site with no microwave eg. when I stay late to study&nbsp;or something and local food facilities can be expensive, closed or inconvenient to travel to. Sometimes I have to just pack up my studying becuase I am hungry or require hot food. A microwave means I can bring in lunchbox meals and enjoy something nutritious and hot&nbsp;when studying (rather than cold sandwiches everytime).</p>

    Nicola Adams
    9:51am on 4 Oct 22 Noted this issue myself: it unfairly disadvantages those who may be struggling financially as well. We shouldn't be feeding into student deprivation we should be helping to alleviate it. This is a simple way of helping students finances and ensure they are able to meet their nutrition needs.
    Steven Gough-Kelly
    2:57pm on 4 Oct 22 The two I know of are in Foster and Harrington Social spaces. Are there any more? The student center seems to close quite early but the library for sure should have this facility being a 24-hour building with only vending machines.
    Michelle Youds
    3:38pm on 16 Oct 22 yes !00% got my vote :)

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