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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    More metal/aluminium can recycling bins on Preston Campus


      Most of the vending machines and shops at UCLan sell canned drinks, this is great as aluminium can be recycled over and over without any change in quality, however, UCLan makes it difficult to recycle our cans.

      Across the Preston campus, there is plenty of opportunity to recycle plastics and paper but there is a major lack of drink cans recycling by means of comparison. This may seem like a minor issue, however, it means that many students (including myself) are much more likely to send their drink cans straight to landfills which we of course shouldn't be promoting.

      My idea is to add more opportunities to recycle drink cans and reduce the disparity between this form of recycling and others.

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