Bright Ideas Round-Up - Term One

As first term comes to a close, it’s time to look back on a pretty busy time over on the Bright Ideas platform.

From saunas to Slavic hard bass, we’ve seen it all. And while not all of our ideas passed, we appreciate everyone who took the time to submit one. Having just been out on a trip around campus letting people know about the Bright Ideas platform, we love the creativity that students put into their ideas. So let’s have a look at some of the highlights from this term…

THE OFFICERS’ IDEAS

Just like last year, each Sabbatical Officer kicked off the start of the year by submitting their own ideas. We had the installation of solar panels from Clem, zero tolerance on discrimination from Willow, a men’s mental health campaign from Holly, a refugee welcoming event from Jack, and a disability sports day from Dom – in short, quite a bit of variety! Planning is already underway for the campaigns outlined, so keep an eye out next term for them, as well as updates on solar panels!

 

Change: Pictured is one of our brand new Bright Ideas T-Shirts that you'll see out and about on campus

DIVESTING FROM FOSSIL FUELS

This one’s picked up the pace this term. After Clem’s commitments last year, we ran a week of action with a group of activists, which included a great panel discussion, a film screening, and a tour around campus with an inflatable dinosaur (fossil fuels… get it?!) We’ve also been lobbying the College, and we’re looking to get involved in their ethical investment review.

 

Divestment: SU President Clem Jones, and Sustainability Society President, Marcie Rejwerska, met with the College to discuss their ethical investment policy.

BRAILLE ON TOILET DOORS

Knowing which toilet we’re about to enter is something that most of us take for granted. But if you’re visually impaired, it’s not so easy. So putting braille on toilet doors is pretty much a no brainer here. That’s why we’re now going to be working with the College’s Disability and Dyslexia Services team, as well as Estates to see how we can implement this.

 

Signage: An example of a braille toilet sign that we're looking to implement across campus

 

There have been plenty more ideas submitted and passed over the last term, from strobe free club nights, to lighting the path between campus and Egham Hill. You can check out all of the passed ideas here and while you’re at it, there’s still time to submit your own ideas and vote on others!

We can’t wait to see all of your ideas next term!