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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    Washing the lab coats

      As an FST student we need to use lab coats during practical sessions. This year the university has provided them but as we near to the end of the semester the lab coats have not been cleaned are no longer white and smell. Please clean them on a more regular basis or allow students to wear their own.
    Grace Anderson
    4:32pm on 22 Feb 17 Thanks for supporting Gemma's idea everyone! I've met with Matt Briscow who heads this up for FST. I've been told that the reason this rule was brought in is because ARU consider students employees in the context of health and safety, which makes providing lab coats a legal responsibility. What's going to happen (starting fairly soon!) is: • To have space in the new science building where lab coats can be hung up so they get air to them • To get more funding for washing the lab coats – they’re going to be washed every four weeks • To buy more lab coats new for use I've also asked for a sign to go up next to the laundry bins for students to be able to call/email about dirty lab coats being in there for too long. Let me know if there's anything related to this! :)

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