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The Suggestion Box is an exciting new way to let the UCSA know about any initiatives or changes you want to see us implement, whether it’s about UCSA policy, our services, or a wider UC issue you’re passionate about.

How it works:

  1. Enter your idea in the Suggestion Box portal. Your name won't be made public, but our super-friendly UCSA staff and Executive will be able to see it. Please keep it nice and respectful.
  2. Students can see suggestions and upvote or downvote them (again, voters' names won't be shown publicly, but UCSA staff and Exec will be able to see it). The vote tally will be visible.
  3. Finally, the Student Executive will review each suggestion and report back on outcomes within 10 days (each vote is non-binding).

For more information, email our Finance and Engagement Officer: finance@ucsa.org.nz.

We're excited to see what ideas you have!

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Student suggestions

  • 48
    Food price
    1 year agoopen
    Price of the food being sold in uni is ridiculously expensive. I found out some of them are more expensive than the outside food prices which is shocking. It is a common sense that uni or student asso... Read more...
  • 13
    More Food Options
    1 year agoopen
    Universities in other countries usually have a canteen with many stores selling different kinds of food. But we only have sandwiches, burgers stuff and expensive dishes from the commercial restaurant.... Read more...
  • 9
    UCSA Marketplace
    1 year agoopen
    Create a separate UCSA Facebook group for selling rooms/items, to avoid drowning out other posts in the UCSA Noticeboard group   UCSA RESPONSE Thanks for your suggestion! Believe it ... Read more...
  • 8
    Hot water dispenser
    1 year agoopen
    Available in libraries all year round funded from our levy.
  • 7
    Sunblock
    1 year agoopen
    There should be free sunblock around the campus! Perhaps at the libraries to start. Would subtly inspire people to get outdoors - while being sun smart. Posters advertising the available sunblock woul... Read more...
  • 7
    Skateboard/longboard locks
    1 year agoopen
    For people who want to longboard to uni but don’t want to carry it between lectures all day but don’t want it stolen. Idea from Pinterest.
  • 6
    Therapy dogs 🐕
    1 year agoopen
    Having therapy dogs not just only during exam period but having them on a weekly basis to support student and their mental wellbeing
  • 6
    Vending machines in lib
    1 year agoopen
    So you don’t have to make the hike and walk to the ones in undercroft - some on level 6 perhaps UCSA RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your suggestion! We are really glad to inform you there is n... Read more...
  • 6
    Sustainability Representative
    1 year agoopen
    It would be great to see a sustainability representative on the UCSA executive. As making UC sustainable is an issue important to many students
  • 5
    Parking lines on Clyde road
    1 year agoopen
    I think parking lines on that strip on the uni side of Clyde road would be very beneficial. I see so many cars space out crazily and then some so cramped you wonder how they’d get out. I had the rea... Read more...
  • 4
    Foundry Doof on Weekends
    1 year agoopen
    -Have the equivalent to Mono except on a Friday/Saturday. -With DnB similar to Big Doof or Full Moon events. -Don’t necessarily have to get in a famous artist, students with decks could play. UCS... Read more...
  • 4
    On desk cleaning spray
    1 year agoopen
    Implement spray bottles across campus to allow people to clean their desk before/after studying. Just like at the gym.
  • 4
    Organize more social event
    1 year agoopen
    Organize more social events such as special party to invite everyone to have the chance to meet new people. Or hiking events or outdoors BBQ etc .   UCSA RESPONSE Kia Ora, and thanks... Read more...
  • 3
    Doggy Day Care
    1 year agoopen
    A place to take your fury friends while you are at uni. Volunteer driven and lets people come play with dogs during their break.
  • 3
    Let students feed back on time sensitive issues
    1 year agoopen
    As a student, we often come across areas of campus where something is not working. At any workplace, you would be able to tell someone and see the problem get solved effectively and quickly. For examp... Read more...
  • 2
    0800 toll free numbers
    4 months agoopen
    Every UC and UCSA student service with a 03 number should also have a 0800 toll free number, so that students can call services at no cost.
  • 2
    Cleaning liquid at sinks
    1 year agoopen
    Put in dish soap dispensers at sinks across campus to all sinks to allow for anyone to clean their containers, cutlery or keep cups after lunch.
  • 2
    Optimised bike storage
    1 year agoopen
    Encourage proper use of space in the Eng core (Creyke road side) bike storage for the hanging bikes. With the addition of a central pipe, locking a bike securely will be possible by just a D-lock.Curr... Read more...
  • 2
    Free Buses
    4 months agoopen
    The UCSA should advocate for the student levy to fund free bus fares for students on the chch metro system. This would help minimise transport poverty students face as well as reduce carbon emissions ... Read more...
  • 2
    Toasters/toastie machine in Eng Core
    2 months agoopen
    We would love a good toastie when we’re studying late at night! Or even some toast!
  • 2
    Variation for Mono
    1 year agoopen
    Every once in a while have mono where the music is strictly old school bangers. Songs that everyone knows as opposed to straight DnB. Would be nice as the current mono is a bit same same.
  • 2
    0800 toll free numbers
    11 months agoopen
    Every UC and UCSA student service that has a 03 phone number should also have an 0800 toll free number.
  • 1
    Housing
    1 year agoopen
    I think the UCSA should start putting money away for a long term project to buy student flats around the university. This would take some time to accomplish (think 20 years), and require some long ter... Read more...
  • 1
    Replace hand towels more frequently
    6 months agoopen
    Hand towels are often used and in need of replacement before the end of the day. Clean hand towels should be available at all times.
  • 1
    Make livestreaming through Echo standard across all classes
    4 months agoopen
    Since COVID, many of us are at home watching lectures. However, because they are not livestreamed, we have to wait until they are uploaded to watch them. Some of my classes are using the livestreaming... Read more...
  • 1
    Link from LEARN
    12 months agoopen
    I think it'd be great if all students were able to access the suggestion box from LEARN. Maybe a link from the top navigation bar? That would make it easier to find.
  • 1
    Car Free Campus
    1 month agoopen
    In Christchurch transport is the leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, our mode of transport needs to shift towards lower impact modes. The UniCycle cycleway, the recent Ecan ... Read more...
  • 1
    Nutritional food
    1 year agoopen
    Would love to have a healthy food bar at university. You go there to buy some healthy and nutritious food. For example: a yummy salad with seasonal vegetables and any source of protein which also does... Read more...
  • 1
    Free drug test kits at the UC Health Center
    1 year agoopen
    If the UCSA is supposed to be improving student wellbeing then why should it turn a blind eye to what students are activity doing...which is drugs. With substances like mephedrone and research chemica... Read more...
  • 1
    Refund our levy fees that weren't used
    1 year agoopen
    Levy fees that haven't been used should be refunded to us. Especially this year where half the time we weren't even on campus. I'm not saying we shouldn't pay for services. However I saw the pie chart... Read more...
  • 1
    Limit Library Heating
    1 year agoopen
    The heaters in the library in winter create the library far too hot, let alone in 22 degree weather when they are still on. It is an irresponsible use of fossil fuels on campus and creating an overwhe... Read more...
  • 1
    Summer School Options
    1 month agoopen
    Engineering courses offer summer school courses for students to take if they have failed semester or full year papers that are required to continue and complete their degree - Law does not have this o... Read more...
  • 1
    Join the NZUSA
    1 month agoopen
    Seriously now being the only uni not in the nz union of students association is incredibly disappointing. Students are stronger together. At the moment the ucsa is more of an events company than a uni... Read more...
  • 1
    Enforcing masks on Campus
    1 year agoopen
    According to the UC Communications I students have received, masks are ‘mandatory’ on Campus at Alert Level 2.Why, then, are there so many students coming to Campus without masks, and not facing any c... Read more...
  • 1
    Student Refugee Program
    4 months agoopen
    I would like UCSA to consider establishing a programme to sponsor refugees to come and study at UC. Many Canadian universities do this through a very small targeted addition to their student levy (jus... Read more...
  • 1
    Umbrellas at the Foundry
    12 months agoopen
    The outdoor area at the Foundry really needs sun umbrellas! It’s very exposed and the light is glaring on a sunny day. Makes it hard to enjoy the fresh air while getting brunch with the gals.
  • 0
    Soda Water Taps
    1 year agoopen
    Soda water on tap to encourage students to drink water as opposed to poor alternatives such as sugary fizzy drinks which are bad for student health and the environment. As done by cafes like park rang... Read more...
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