Big Ideas are created by students, for students. Any student can suggest what we should do as a Students’ Union to help us make student life better. From there, all students can have their say whether they like, or dislike, the Big Ideas and then we meet to discuss which ideas we should actually do!
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The Big Ideas Groups are run four times a year and aim to get students together in a room to decide what the Students’ Union should do about the more complicated Big Ideas that students come up with.
All Big Ideas go to this group with what’s called an Equality Impact Report, which identifies if there will be any negative effects on specific student groups so that the students in the room as well informed about the decision they are making.
The Big Ideas Group has fifty students in total who are randomly selected from our over 20,000 membership, like a jury service, and they are paid £20 for turning up, discussing the Big Ideas and making a decision for all students. Decisions are not made by these fifty students voting though, the Big Ideas Group has to meet consensus where all 50 students agree that it is a good idea or we will take the Big Idea out to all students to vote in a referenda at the end of term. This way we can try and make sure that all of our decisions that are made make all students’ lives better.
At the Students’ Union our mission is to make student life better and sometimes we will make a decision that you don’t agree with.
That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to know about it.
Every one of our members is entitled to appeal any decision made through our appeals process, just contact the president on firstname.lastname@example.org, mention the decision that you don’t agree with and why and we will get in touch to see if we can help.