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!



I've got no idea!

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Laura Douds
4:49pm on 29 Nov 16 I think this has been brought up before and gets turned down due to health and safety concerns/hygiene concerns. Still a good idea!
Leigh Rooney
10:34am on 16 Dec 16 This has been raised before but there is no clear answer as to why it can't happen again. There are many issues being raised by students around improving catering on campus so I am working on compiling all of this into a report/paper to bring to the Head of Catering. I will be arranging a forum type meeting in the new year to get students input into this, so keep an eye out! Also, with the plans to move into Peter Taylor House in Cambridge there will be a student kitchen! So there are plans for this to happen in Cambridge by September 2017. We are currently running a consultation process on this space so please get involved!
Leigh Rooney
11:02pm on 3 Jul 17 WE MADE IT. There is now an accessible microwave in the Student Lounge in Chelmsford and will be a student kitchen WITH a microwave in the refurbished Peter Taylor SU space from September!!

I've got no idea!


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