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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  • 27 score
    31 Voters

    One lecture theatre/class in each of the 9 schools be available to their respective students for self-organized academic activities


      My set (2022/2023 MSc students) has presented the school a never-before-witnessed population of newly admitted students into UCLan according to one of our lecturers, Dr Oladapo.

      This has made irrefutably necessary for a higher demand in academic cohesiveness and social interaction amongst the students. Some students spend up to 6 weeks without even knowing their course mates or that a program like WISER exists! While instruction week is there, it is only done once and not even all students get to know about it or will be available as at that time - especially for international students like me. 

      Without a doubt, this poses some considerable level of strain on smooth transition of academic activities for students who came in late (due to some reasons beyond their control like airport strikes in their respective countries or train strikes in the UK) or could not get access to the relevant information for one reason or another.

      Giving the students a hall or class they can use to give themselves some basic academic guide or awareness, following the rules of the school, will go a long way in helping them settle in early. I suggest that this should be done before school's introduction week by previous sets and after (to accommodate more). I also suggest that this should be under the official watch and control of the school authority but be handled by the office of respective school presidents.

      Positive changes, no matter how little, someday, will create a big positive result.

      According to my beautiful school, Opportunity creates success. Thank you. 


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