Student Ideas

Have You Got A Bright Idea?

To get started firstly you will need to login using your University Username and Password by clicking on the padlock symbol above

If you’ve got an idea that you’d like the Stuents' Union to work on, you can suggest it below, and if enough people agree with you, we’ll try and make it happen!

You can also yes vote up and vote down no other peoples ideas enlightened - so we know which has the most amount of support on campus!


Get started with your ideas:

 

 

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Yep, it really is that simple. We want you to put through any ideas you have that could make being at London South Bank University even better. From the tiny things that could make things a bit easier, to the BIG ideas that could transform the whole University. There are no real limits as to what this could be, it’s YOUR idea. Good luck!

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Post your idea. Make it awesome and clear. Once you post it, the Students' Union will review it before it can go live. If we reject your post we’ll let you know why so you can make any changes to it and re-post it. Once it’s been approved it will be live for 2 weeks for people to vote and comment on.

Tips

  • Give it a catchy title to make sure people are drawn to it
  • Write clearly what your idea is in the description, too short or confusing and people won’t get it!
(posts will be rejected it they contain swear words, hate speech or deemed inappropriate for this page.)

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Students will have 2 weeks to vote “up” or vote “down” the idea, as well as add comments and discuss it. Your idea (and others) will be shared on the Students' Union’s front page, as well as on our social media - so you can share it too. The more votes and comments an idea gets the higher up the page it will be.

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For an idea to make it from the BIG Ideas page to Union Council, which made up of your elected full time and part time officers, it must receive a score of +20. This means that there are 20 more “up” votes than “down” votes. (For example 30 upvotes vs 3 downvotes = +27) Once an idea has reached a score of +20 it will automatically be discussed at Union Council to see if the Students' Union can make the idea a reality.

However, Union Council members also have the chance to pick any idea from the BIG Ideas page that they think should be discussed, this is to make sure that as many of YOUR ideas as possible get talked about and have the chance to happen.

Some of your ideas can also be actioned by the Students’ Union itself, without Union Council, as they might be an easy fix... for example the “Students' Union should post more social media stuff in the evening” - we can just go and do that!

 

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Union Council will vote on whether to “accept” or “reject” the idea. If they “accept” it, an Officer or staff member will be given the task of making that idea into a reality. Depending on what the idea is, you could also be involved in making it come true too. Any successful “ideas” will be shared across the Students' Union’s communication streams and you’ll get to see your idea turn from words to something real.

If Union Council “rejects” the idea we’ll let you know why so that you can take that on board and either accept it, or re-submit an updated version of the idea through the BIG Ideas system again.

 

 

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  • 51 score
    51 voters

    Reduction of first semester fees

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    As a part-time Civil Servant around my studies, I've been corresponding with the Department for Education on University Fees, student housing and a range of other topics. Each University, being a private institution, is responsible for setting their fees - and if they charge over the minimum, they have to justify this to an independent body. LSBU charges £9250, the highest they are allowed to. Looking at LSBU public records, in the 2018 - 2019 academic year, they had a profit of around £2m, with a consolidated surplus of £19m. The reports also go onto say that the Vice-Chancellor is being paid a basic remuneration of £234,000 and during the year under review, was awarded a bonus of £20,000 for individual performance and a £10,500 bonus for team performance. In the 2017 – 2018 academic year, his individual bonus was £19,000. His bonuses alone are enough to put a single student through university for the duration of their course. £9250 may seem like a small amount to the Vice-Chancellor, but to us students it is a large sum of money. Whilst there are some online Universities, the Open University for example, students that enrolled at London South Bank University chose to do so as they did not want to complete a degree online. They wanted a physical University and all the benefits that go with this. I don't believe we should receive a full refund, as LSBU still needs to pay their staff, the vast majority of whom have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we are still able to learn remotely. However, the University's overheads will be considerably lower than if it was fully open. This, combined with the severely reduced contact hours and the online lectures should mean that students are entitled to a reduction of fees. Sources: lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/facts-and-figures https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/135910/Annual-Remuneration-Report-2018-19.pdf https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/136760/Fee-breakdown.pdf
Ashique Puthiyaveettil Majeed
4pm on 30 May 20 ??
Bimbo Owoeye
1:48pm on 1 Jun 20 You literally put my thoughts down in words. I am completely in support of this. Thumbs up ?? Richard.
Feruz Tursunov
5:24pm on 2 Jun 20 I agree with everything said here.

 

 

 

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