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!

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  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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  • 51 score
    59 Voters

    Separate the BAME Rep to Individual Ethnic Group Representatives


      In the Student Council, the Black and Minority Ethnic Groups Representative is tasked with representing every minority ethnic group in the university.

      I propose that this role is split to individually represent various ethnic groups. My suggestion for the classification would be Black Students Representative, Asian Students Representative and Arab Students Representative as this would be in line with the current UK government ethnicity grouping.

      The reason for this is one representative cannot accurately take care of the interests of such a vast group of people. As the current BAME rep, I have felt inadequate to do this to the best of my ability as I feel that every group deserves to be at the top of their representative’s mind. I am a black woman, my experiences are that of a black person. The experiences of people of other ethnic groups are unique and valid in their own way and deserve to be fully represented and looked after by the council.

      I acknowledge that there are ethnic groups that may not be represented by my proposed classification, so I would also like for any other ethnic group to be able to request representation if they so desire.

      I also acknowledge that these roles may not be filled every year, similar to any role in the Student Council currently but representation means putting the systems in place.

      The days of non-white people being placed under a reductive umbrella should be long gone and the separation of this role would be the Student Council’s step in the right direction.

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