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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  • -3 score
    13 Voters

    Individual apps for each society for easier access to information


      I think we should have individual apps for each society within each student union so that it is easier to access information on each society for everyone as it can get confusing or difficult to know what events the societies are doing.

      As most students are aware the student union has a wide range of societies that students can join and many students like myself have joined quite a few different societies and each one has a variety of events each week. Having an app for each society would mean that there is one place where students can access the relevant information on that particular society as quickly as possible and easily. 

      Most students will use their phones for practically everything and having an app would make it easier to read the information on phones to read. In other words, this will help all students. particularly disabled students as having something like an app could make a huge difference and save a lot of time and energy of having to go into a website and scroll through every single event before you get to the one you are interested in, especially after a long day in lectures!

      Another thing this idea would solve is the issue of communication especially with students who may not have social media such as Instagram as all event communications can be posted on the app so that all students get the message for it at the same time.

      Currently, I have noticed that the majority of the societies part of the student union use Instagram as their main form of communication which isn't accessible to everyone.



    Bastian Hunter
    4pm on 7 Dec 23 Do you know that there is a search function on the SU events page that you can use to filter to the one’s your interested in?
    Jozef Greatorex
    5:09pm on 7 Dec 23 I do like this idea but my primary concern is the amount of work that each committee or the SU would have to do to make this a reality. App development and maintenance isn't easy, especially when protected data such as university credentials are involved. I believe this idea has a good principle behind it, perhaps a page on the website that is customised to the Student's own societies, for example? That would be much easier to produce.
    Niamh Horn
    5:43pm on 12 Dec 23 If the university or SU systems implement OAUTH then this would be a very easy and secure idea to implement, otherwise a PWA or an Electron wrapped website would be a good alternative. I see cost being the barrier though, it wouldn’t be cheap unless it could be given to webdev students as a project to work on.

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