Change It! Ideas and Current Projects
Change It! is our new function which allows you, as students, to make change around here in a quick and simple way!
You can submit an idea for change, within the University, SU or even local community, and then once you have 25 upvotes (positive votes), we, in the SU (Representation Development) will begin working on your idea. This may mean that an SU Officer gets involved to champion your idea, this may mean you meeting with our team to discuss the idea, or many other options. Don't forget that once you've submited your idea, you need to get your mates to vote for it and share it with your peers. Plus, vote on other ideas on the page to support, or comment on other peoples' suggestions...
Hopper Bus- Kegworth!
Your Community Officer, Ellie Mitchell, has been campaigning all year to get improved Hopper Bus services for the next Academic Year 2018/19.
After recieveing lots of student feedback about the removal of Kegworth from the SB Hopper Bus route, plus lots of other improvements students wanted to see, Ellie managed to get an agreement of the following improvements:
-Brand new double decker buses on the Sutton Bonington, Jubilee and Royal Derby Hospital routes
-Reintroduction of Kegworth stops on a number of Sutton Bonington services
-Agreement for students to travel for free on the Medilink bus between QMC and City Hospital
-An improved hourly service between University Park and Royal Derby Hospital
The Sutton Bonington Guild and UNaD have been instrumental in campaigning for these improved services.
Safer Taxi Scheme
DG taxis and UoNSU have joined forces to make sure a safe cab ride home is always in reach.
Get yourself on the fixed price list by texting TAXI to 80818. You’ll be able to access fixed rates by booking your taxi through DG on 0115 9500500.
We’ve got Lenton to SB to Derby and everywhere in-between covered, check out the price list:
Please note: Cash only
- City centre - Lenton = £5
- City centre - Dunkirk = £6.50
- City centre - Beeston = £10
- City centre - Raleigh Park = £5.50
- City centre - St Peter’s Court = £5.50
- City centre - Broadgate Park = £8.50
- City centre - University Park = £8
- City centre - Jubilee = £6.50
- City centre - Derby = £30
- City centre - Sutton Bonington / Kegworth = £18.50
If for any reason you haven’t got enough cash to get home, we’ve got your back. Ring DG on 0115 950 0500, let them know you want to use the UoN Emergency Taxi Scheme followed by your name, student number and journey details. You’ll be asked to show your student ID card and sign a form before being delivered safely home. Just make sure you head to the SU reception the next working day to pay your fare.
For peace of mind; hop in a DG taxi for a safe journey home.
Following feedback from students the #saferstationrd campaign saw students working with local community groups to lobby the Council for improved safety measures on a busy road near the Sutton Bonington campus.
A large stretch of Station Road used by the local community had no street lights. In winter time, this made those travelling along the road feel particularly vulnerable, especially considering the speed at which vehicles travel there.
The campaign called for Nottingham County Council to take measures to improve safety on Station Road, including installing street lights. Following the presentation of a petition signed by students and members of the local community, 25 new street lights were installed ready for the start of 2015.