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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  • 23 score
    23 Voters

    Have adequate charging points in all lecture theatres


      With everything moving online, blackboard access to course materials in lectures is becoming evermore important.

      With having upto 6 hours of uninterrupted lectures while running advanced software many students can't take notes and use software needed in later lectures.

    Rebecca Norton
    11am on 22 Feb 24 I agree and if students have back to back lectures or workshop and lecture and the rooms which are being used do not have plug sockets in classrooms and lecture rooms students are unable to complete notes which maybe needed for exams
    Anthony Walker
    9:57am on 18 Mar 24 Completely agree - Foster Lecture Theatre doesn't have any plug sockets for pupils whatsoever!

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