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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  • 5 score
    11 Voters

    Burnley Community Fridge


      My big idea is to start a community fridge here at the Burnley Campus. 

      Eating healthy and wholesome food is so important for students mental health, well-being and physical health. Not only does putting goodness into your body make you feel better but it also encourages and facilitates students to study better. 

      Research has consistently found that eating a nutritious, varied diet can improve concentration, enhance memory, prolong attention span, and improve thinking. Students who regularly eat nutrient-rich foods also display more efficient problem-solving skills, greater fact comprehension, and stronger mental recall! 

      with the cost of living crisis affecting everyone, especially the people on lower incomes we need this more than ever. Students are massively affected while studying at university, trying to juggle bills, accommodation and food bills.

      Everyone should have access to a variety of food. No one should go hungry or without because they can't afford to eat well. 


      It would be fantastic to get some local or nationwide partnerships secured in order to fill the fridges! 

      tesco, Asda, sainsburys, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl and more....

      So please vote on my big idea and let's give back by starting this community fridge!!


      Show support and solidarity to the cause too Preston students and vote this up so we can get seen! 

      thank you!

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