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.


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  • 19 score
    19 Voters

    Dedicated PGR room for all disciplines


      Currently the dedicated post graduate research room is only available to a select few schools. I feel this is unfair and it should be opened up to all disciplines. The room is currently based in Brook Building room 204 and has a good amount of computers. The room is large enough to add more computers to maximise the space, it also has two good sized meeting rooms and a communal area. There is an old office space which is currently being unused and this could be utilized by a member of staff or even a student who is elected to manage and organise the space.


      The lack of space available to PGR students on campus is concerning for such important work being completed, I acknowledge there is a room in the library but this is open to all levels of study and can become quite an unproductive work space. The limitation on booking group study rooms which are set to two hours at a time is also unproductive, especially as you have to book as a group. Sometimes having your own work space and area is what is needed to help with productivity.


      As a mature student who works full time, has a full house and a baby on the way, having space away from those environments is vital to progress in my studies. I do have the luxury of using this room due to my school being under the schools accepted but I am dismayed that it is closed off to my fellow PGR’s. The space can be so much more and I am willing to take it forward to push for it to be more inclusive and productive than it currently is. If you back this notion then please give it a like, all PGR students deserve to have equal use of this facility on campus.

    Nicole Booth
    9:25am on 5 Nov 22 Just a thought (but I imagine this is more of a long term thing). I think something that may make more sense given the size of the post grad's society. So multiple spaces a computer room, a social room (more open with booths and small spaces) and some group / collaboration rooms or meeting rooms (this would be good for those of you needing to interview participants etc. or do face to face focus groups).

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