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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    Any Past Travel History? ...Just Burnley


      Introducing a dedicated shuttle bus service from Preston to Burnley campus stands as a transformative solution for the student community. 


      At present, a cohort of 20-30 students, including myself, spend £12 each for train travel. However, the current train timings present challenges, particularly with the returning train scheduled at 5:05 pm while our classes conclude at 5 pm. The slim margin between class dismissal and the train departure often leaves us rushing, and a missed connection translates to a considerable waiting period until the next available train.


      The implementation of a paid shuttle bus service promises multifaceted benefits. Financially, it alleviates the burden on students, offering a cost-effective alternative to the current individual train expenses. Beyond the financial aspect, the shuttle bus ensures a more tailored and convenient transportation solution. With a schedule synchronized to class timings, students can seamlessly transition from campus activities to their commute, reducing stress and enhancing overall efficiency. Additionally, the sense of camaraderie and community fostered during the bus journey provides a valuable opportunity for social interactions, potentially enhancing the student experience beyond the classroom.


      Furthermore, the shuttle bus service introduces a layer of reliability often lacking in the current train system. The ability to adhere to a precise schedule, aligned with class timings, minimizes the risk of delays and provides students with a more predictable and dependable mode of transportation. This reliability extends beyond daily commutes, contributing to a more stable and conducive environment for academic and extracurricular engagements. Ultimately, the proposed shuttle bus service represents not just a transportation upgrade but a holistic improvement to the overall student experience, addressing financial concerns, enhancing efficiency, and fostering a sense of community.

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