Your Ideas


All good ideas start with a conversation 

This is your platform to enable you to create real change in your university. We know that there are some great things about Anglia Ruskin that you probably want to see more of, but also some areas that need improving or changing. This is your platform to do this.


So, how does it work?

1. First of all, submit your idea 

2. Get your mates to give your idea at least 25 likes within 2 weeks

3. Once you hit this, your idea is turned into a Big Idea and taken to your Executive Officer Team to take forward with you.


As long as your idea is something the Students’ Union is able to work with (we can’t help you get free McDonalds every Monday, for example), and depending on its complexity (or controversy, we do like a bit controversy…) it is then taken to one of the following groups:

  • Executive Committee
  • The Ideas Forum
  • A Student Members meeting 

Providing it is not something that has already been done before, negatively affects other students or staff, or is simply just too outrageous, then we will get in touch with you to figure out what our next steps will be together

We will then put the idea into action and regularly monitor its progress and keep everyone updated as regularly as we can


It might be that your idea should become a Students’ Union policy. If a policy is passed at Student Council or an All Student Meeting we are mandated to work by it. If this is the case, don’t worry, we will help you put that together.

So, what are you waiting for? Get submitting ideas and get liking any others that you think are important!



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    Therapy Dogs

      I know that for myself, petting dogs or just being around dogs helps me to relax and really keeps me calm. I think that maybe bringing in one or two therapy dogs, maybe around January and May exam times, would really help the students to unwind and relax and not stress so much. They had therapy dogs at my friends uni in Essex and she said that it really worked there. Maybe it would here? Thanks so much for reading
    Georgia Badiali
    4:31pm on 28 Nov 16 I really like this idea!! I also think we should have a puppy room this time as well so people can go and just pet puppies
    Nathalie Catherine Reeve
    12:57pm on 1 Dec 16 Great idea! Other universities have this and it is proven to reduce stress and improve mental health overall
    Kat Younger
    2:48pm on 16 Dec 16 Hey! We're currently researching and contacting different charities to see who would be willing to provide therapy dogs being brought onto campus. We'll keep you posted with our progress.
    Hannah Li
    4:31pm on 2 Mar 17 Great idea! I find being around animals so relaxing and therapeutic, and I know many others do too! Lots of unis do this with great feedback.
    Kat Younger
    3:34pm on 19 May 17 Hi Marissa! Although we didn't manage to get dogs... we did manage to get therapy animals (meerkats, chinchillas, turtles) on campus as part of our De-Stress Fest celebrations in early May! Best wishes, Kat

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