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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  • 7 score
    9 Voters

    Lack of resources and hands on experiences


      Myself and alot of students, from engineering to medicine, feel as though are experience at UCLAN is not upto scratch. Us as students feel we need more resources to help with having much more hands on and the increase in indepth sessions could help with are understanding with what we are learning. An example of this, in the Motorsport Engineering Degree, last year the practical of engine assembly and dissembly helped many students with understanding the workings of an engine. some students within the course have asked for practicals, such as, Scrap Yard rebuilds and having the ability to build a vehicle from the ground up. I have also heard in medicine the Anatomy section has not been taught at a level to help with preventing misunderstandings. Alot of students felt that a practical would help them gain a better understanding of how anatomy works. The goal i want to make happen, to help courses increase funding to allow different degrees to impliment much more indepth practicals and to allow for muchmore hands on and appealing learning. I want to be a voice for the students and help bring issues, such as this one, to light and find solutiuons which will help everyone.

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