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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  • 54 score
    54 Voters

    Ending Period Poverty University Wide:


      Menstrual hygiene is a basic human right. All students deserve to attend classes comfortably and without fear of lacking access to necessary sanitary products. Whilst UK law states that sanitary product provision is accessible to those in school or college, Higher Education institutions are being left behind. With the current cost of living crisis, students are becoming unable to afford both hygiene products and food: this is a crisis that should not have to happen.


      I believe that no one's studies or work should be impacted by not having access to period products. The University of Central Lancashire should stand up to period poverty and provide sanitary products to students across their campuses. They should fight alongside fellow universities to end the battle that women face daily.


      Universities in England that currently provide sanitary products for their staff and students:

      • King's College London
      • University of Bath
      • University of Leeds
      • University of Birmingham
      • University of Nottingham
      • University of York
      • University of Manchester
      • University of Arts London
      • Liverpool John Moore University

      Our university is known for its compassion, ranking top of the league table for student support in 2020. To further support their students, they should follow the lead of their Student's Union and make period products readily available campus-wide without shame or stigma.

    Terry Jacobsen
    7:52pm on 25 Jan 24 Hi Harley, this is an excellant idea and I am sure it will prove very popular as a big idea. Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust have recently partnered with Citron Hygiene to offer free sanitary pads and tampons at Deepdale. A vending solution has been installed in every female toilet inside the stadium to offer free sanitary products and thus remove any potential barriers preventing people from attending home matches at Deepdale. I think your idea is excellent and we should look to implement a similar scheme to the one currently delivered at Preston FC across our campuses.

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