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.


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    Revoked Blackboard Access - Change to procedure


      The finance team is cracking down on missed fees and blackboard access can be/has been revoked for non-paying of fees (which I understand and it is not the focus of this). However, I would like them to discuss a new procedure where personal tutors/course leads are informed before blackboard access is revoked to improve communication and check if the student needs financial advice and/or wellbeing support. This would also inform tutors that this student might not be able to do pre-reading or submit assignments. Additionally, finance could send a text message or email to a student warning blackboard access will be revoked in 48hours and signpost who to contact immediately if they are struggling etc. 

      So far I have heard that Finance email saying fees have been missed with some links then a few weeks later they have access revoked if they have not been in contact. However, I feel this more personalised approach would be better. If the student has blackboard access revoked near a deadline then students can’t access Turnitin and will results in more admin across several departments.

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