Staff Suggestion Scheme

What is it all about?

The staff suggestion scheme has been introduced to give all employees the opportunity to make positive suggestions to contribute to the success of the University.


LightbulbWhat type of ideas?

Your opinion counts, we value your feedback and welcome your ideas about how we can improve as an Institution.

Even a small suggestion could make a big difference to your department/school or the Institution as a whole. By sharing your ideas, you will be helping us make LJMU a better university, a better employer and an even more rewarding place to work.


Hand shakeWhat will I get if my idea is implemented?

Anyone who puts forward an idea which is recommended for implementation will receive a £50 reward voucher.

All original suggestions whether recommended for implementation or not, will receive a personal thank you in appreciation of the interest shown.

Information on all ideas that are taken up by LJMU will be published at regular intervals.


A hand holding a pencilHow do I submit an idea?

You should submit your idea using the Staff Suggestion Scheme form and then email this to StaffSuggestionScheme@ljmu.ac.uk

Please make every effort to explain your idea clearly and concisely, and think about the benefits implementing it would bring to LJMU.



Magnifying glass What happens next?

After receiving your 'suggestion' we will keep in contact with you and update you on the progress of your suggestion. 

All valid suggestions will be passed for assessment to the stakeholder(s) of the relevant area. The target time for reaching a decision from the point of submission of a suggestion will be 60 days.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Who does the scheme apply to?

The Staff Suggestion Scheme is open to all employees.

What sort of ideas will be considered?

Suggestions that will:

  • Enhance the student experience
  • Generate new business and income
  • Improve existing services to its customers
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of what we do
  • Introduce cost-savings without any adverse impact on quality
  • Improve the University’s operational or strategic practices
  • Enhance sustainability
  • Improve the working environment including health and safety

Which suggestions will not be considered eligible?

Suggestions that are:

  • The subject of a current project, development or design work
  • Similar or identical to a suggestion previously submitted
  • Within the scope of the employees own duties and responsibilities

How do I submit my idea?

All applications must be submitted electronically using the form.

Can I submit a joint application?

Yes the reward for a suggestion submitted jointly or by a group of people will be divided equally and jointly recognised.

Are there restrictions on the number on ideas I can submit?

There are no limits to the number of suggestions an employee can submit. Each suggestion should be submitted on a separate form.

Who will review my idea?

An initial assessment of suggestions will take place to ensure they comply with eligibility criteria. Valid suggestions will be passed for assessment to the relevant stakeholder(s).

How will I find out if my idea has been successful?

The scheme administrator will be responsible for communicating the outcome of all suggestions submitted.

What is the target time for reaching a decision from point of submission?

All suggestions will be acknowledged by the scheme administrator via email. The target time for reaching a decision from the point of submission of a suggestion will be 60 days.

Will I be involved in the implementation of my idea?

Wherever possible the staff member responsible will be encouraged to contribute to the implementation of their successful idea.

How will I be rewarded if my idea is successful?

An award of £50 will be made to any employee whose suggestion is recommended for implementation.

All original suggestions whether recommended for implementation or not, will receive a personal thank you in appreciation of the interest shown.

Will all suggestions recommended for implementation be implemented?

This will depend upon capacity and resources and will differ for each suggestion.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions about the scheme?