Student Ideas

Have You Got A Bright Idea?

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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!


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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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    INITIATE A COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR STUDENTS

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    There have been two significant blows to all students across the University, specifically: COVID-19 and the cyber security incident. First, one must consider the negative ramifications COVID-19 has brought i.e. lack of access to the library or campus, inability to partake in student societies, lack of hard-copy books owing to students not being able to return them, online learning (and especially as this is by no means equivalent to classroom lessons), lack of value for money, and the impact COVID-19 has had on students mental health which is very clear from media reportings and scientific research]. Second, the cyber-security incident wherein students could not access vital systems, including but not limited to MOODLE and MyLSBU (where you can access timetables and other important information), and particularly the length in which the outage lasted (6 weeks!!), is also of concern. Moreover, the limited materials that lecturers provided during the IT outage students were inadequate, very much unhelpful, and definitely insufficient to replace that of the resources available to students through MOODLE and other learning sites such as the NEXIS database, WestLaw and LawTrove etc... Very plainly, it is far too late for LSBU to invest significant sums in better securing its IT infrastructure. While it was a malicious attack, if LSBU did not have sufficiently secure IT infrastructure then clearly a cyber attack is reasonably foreseeable. In other words, LSBU did NOT do enough to ward against cyber attacks in the first place. This is NOT acceptable given the vast sums of money the Vice-Chancellor is paid (which is reportedly a basic remuneration of £234,000 and that is notwithstanding the bonuses he is paid e.g. between 2018-19 his bonus was £20,000 and in the previous year £19,000!!). It is ALSO unacceptable given the huge profits LSBU makes. For instance, in the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the University had a profit of around £2m, with a consolidated surplus of £19m!). This is absurd. Based on this reasoning, it is only fair that LSBU compensates students for not receiving tuition that is good value for money. Online Teams classes and recorded lecture videos are certainly not worth £9250! Note that the University charges students the highest amount that is legally permitted, and continues to do this in spite of the pandemic and how this has affected students.
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