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The ML Building currently lacks an official name, unlike the majority of University of Wolverhampton buildings. As we approach the 25th anniversary of Bill Hicks' death on 26th February, it feels appropriate that this building should be renamed the William Melvin Hicks Building in his honour.

As someone who was not only an incredible comedian, philosopher, hugely influential and way ahead of his time, Bill Hicks encapsulated the values and ideas that any good academic institution should share: equality, justice, a desire for knowledge, critical thinking and the challenging of corruption and injustice. These are all values that I am sure the vast majority of students agree with, so a building in Bills honour would not only be a great tribute to him, but would also be reflective of our institution and the values of our institution.


Rename the ML Building in honour of Bill Hicks to mark the 25th Anniversary of his death

This Idea for Change opened on 23 Jan 2019 and closed on 6 Feb 2019.

16 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +17.

  • 17 April 2019: The Campaigns Developer has corresponded with a representative at the University regarding this Idea. We are currently awaiting a response and hope to update you by 08 May 2019.
  • 13 May 2019: There has not been a response as of yet so we will chase it up and hopefully update you by 03 June 2019.
  • 10 Aug 2019: This Student Idea has expired as it did not meet the roll-over threshold for being worked on during the next academic year. This Idea had scored less than 30, and has not passed to the next academic year. #wolveschange




Peter Bridgwood
8:43pm on 6 Feb 19 We should replace you with someone a little bit of common sense. Yeah let's name a building after a man who conducted extrajudicial killings - you need to seek help with these kind of views.
Marie Dodd
11:35am on 6 Feb 19 This Idea has passed and the comments will remain open for discussion while the Create Change team action the Idea.