Welcome to Bright Ideas
Since its launch in 2013, our Bright Ideas scheme has received over 600 ideas, of which 63 have now been implemented. A number remain in the system and are under consideration. Thank you to all who have shared their ideas and suggestions that have helped improve our University experience.
Our recent Vice Chancellor open briefings and individual meetings with colleagues have provided more opportunities to share our feedback, including any ‘bright ideas’ we have, to help shape our future direction. Therefore we will no longer be accepting any more submissions via the Bright Ideas website.
This does not mean that we do not want to hear your ideas and suggestions on improvements to our University. Many have already been captured through our Vice Chancellor consultation meetings and there will be further opportunities for you to contribute your views as the Strategic Plan is developed.
For general suggestions and ideas, our ‘What’s Your View’ scheme is available to direct any comments, compliments and suggestions, so you can continue to share your feedback via that scheme. You can also continue to input your suggestions on improving ways of working within your departments through your line manager. If you have an idea with commercial potential, this can also be discussed with our University Research Office Enterprise Academy.
The Bright Ideas website will remain open so our Bright Ideas Champions can continue to progress and provide updates on existing ideas still active in the system. If you have previously submitted an idea through the Bright Ideas site, you will continue to be updated on the progress of your idea.
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We are pleased to report that some ideas are already being implemented including:
- Shona McCulloch from the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences suggested that the take away containers in our food service areas are replaced with fully compostable and recyclable ones. Cares colleagues agreed that this is a great idea which has now been implemented.
- Alex Pritchard in Libraries and Learning Innovation’s idea has resulted in the posting of student assignment deadlines on our Banner system. Using this information LLI staff offer an improved service as they can be prepared to deliver printing, formatting and referencing services as peak module deadlines approach.
- Graham Brayshaw identified that it would be helpful for staff to have access to a generic business card. With the advantage of flexibility and cost benefits, a generic card has now been introduced in Libraries and Learning Innovation.
Did you know that our University delivers a range of things to encourage ideas, innovation and enterprise?
If you have an idea with commercial potential which you wish to disclose confidentially, submit and access support at: email@example.com