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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  • 62 score
    66 Voters

    Stop Charging Extra For Dairy-free Milk Substitutes in Campus Coffee Shops


      Some coffee shops on campus are charging extra for dairy-free milk substitutes meaning that those with lactose intolerance are being penalised and are having to pay extra to drink their coffee without it negatively affecting them. They shouldn't have to pay extra due to not being physically able to drink dairy products. Some shops are charging 40p per cup, which initially doesnt sound like alot but one or two cups a day, across one or two weeks adds up to quite a large sum just - because you are unable to drink the same milk as others, without it negatively affecting your health.

      We are wanting these shops to make alternative milk options the same price as the dairy ones!

      No one should have to pay more due to an intolerance.

    Bastian Hunter
    6:37pm on 19 Oct 23 Which coffee shops do you mean? Either the in-house or gather gather

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