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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    33 voters

    Plastics? Make the change!

      ARU focuses so much about energy consumption and recycling its fantastic! BUT... why are we using plastic cutlery and polystyrene takeaway boxes??? Let’s make a change from single use plastic to cardboard which is biodegradable and much more eco friendly!
    Wahaj Mahmood
    4:28pm on 17 Jan 18 Agree!
    Caliana Jakes
    4:12pm on 6 Feb 18 Or Vegware?
    Lin Lee
    6:33pm on 21 Mar 18 I would add that I don't think the food outlets on campus should be selling plain water in single use plastic bottles. There are plenty of water dispensers around the campus, there shouldn't be a need for still water to be sold separately. As someone who only drinks sparkling water, I would be happy to be able to use a reusable water bottle and pay to use a carbon dioxide dispenser to add the fizz instead of buying a fresh bottle every time.

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