One of the core functions of Student Council is to discuss, debate and vote on ideas and policies that have been put forward by students. We have put together all of the current Union Policies into a 'Policy Booklet', if you wish any further information on any of the policies then email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to put forward a new idea or policy then the initial step is to submit an idea, students then are able to up vote it before being presented to Student Council. The most recent Idea was submitted by Rhiannon and can be found here. Your Idea doesn’t have to be something revolutionary or ground-breaking, it can simply be a small change that you think will improve student experience. For example, last year an Idea was debated and passed as Policy that called for free hot water to be available on campus. Click here to read more about previous Ideas that have been submitted by students.
Annual Members Meeting Summary
On Tuesday 1st December the Union held its Annual Members Meeting via Blackboard Collaborate, which invited all students to come along and hear updates about what the Union is doing, as well as be given the opportunity to debate and vote on ideas to be passed as Union Policy.
At the Annual Members Meeting, two proposals were put forward. The first proposal was titled ‘Disinvestment Defence’ and was presented by Rhiannon, a final year English student. Rhiannon’s proposal urged the Students’ Union to stand with UCU and any staff threatened by redundancy to ensure minimum damage, with the suggestion of the SU lobbying the University to prevent redundancies and ensure that student experience and staff welfare is not affected. 62% of attending students voted in favour of this proposal and so it was passed as Union Policy.
The second proposal was titled ‘Support Student Sex Workers’ and was presented by your Students’ Union President, Mia. The proposal called for the Union to provide non-discriminatory support and advice for Student Sex Workers, as well as working together with the University to safeguard Student Sex Workers from stigmatisation within the student and academic communities. 67% of attending students voted in favour of this proposal and so it too was passed as Union Policy.
If you want to get involved with the planning and implementation of either of the proposals mentioned above, come along to our next Students’ Council meeting on Tuesday 8th December at 6pm. Here you will have the opportunity to discuss ideas about the proposals with your peers and Executive Officers, as well as being able to feedback on the priorities that your Executive Officers identified from your feedback. Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute their Ideas and thoughts, to join the meeting click on the link below from half an hour before the meeting commences at 6pm.