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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    Mentorship Programs specially for International students


      A mentorship program for international students would provide valuable support during the transition to studying in the UK. The program would focus on addressing language barriers, culture shock and other gaps that students may experience.

      The program would begin with an orientation period, during which international students would be paired with mentors from their home country or field of study. These mentors would act as a support system, providing guidance and advice on adjusting to the UK's weather, culture, and academic expectations. Additionally, the mentors could assist with practical matters such as finding accommodation and navigating the university's resources.

      To ensure a diverse range of perspectives, the program would aim to recruit existing students, alumni and professionals from a variety of backgrounds. This would also provide the opportunity for international students to build a network of contacts in their field of study or home country.

      Regular check-ins and meetings between mentors and mentees would be scheduled throughout the academic term to ensure that the international students are receiving the support they need. The program would also include workshops and events to promote intercultural understanding and provide opportunities for international students to connect with one another.

      Overall, the establishment of a mentorship program for international students would provide valuable support during the transition to studying in the UK, and contribute to a more inclusive and welcoming university community.

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