Running campaigns and representing the interests of students.
Student Council is a democratic meeting ran by elected reps and attended by students like you. Student Council are the main decision-makers when it comes to approving new ideas and policies within the Union, from recycling bins to anti-racism stances. They also hold your Executive and Part-Time Officers to account (e.g. scrutiny committee), making sure that they are working hard to fulfil the manifestos they were elected on.
Anyone can submit an idea to be discussed and attend Student Council, where student vote to action new campaigns and projects. The central group of students who sit on Student Council are called Students’ Union Reps. These Reps volunteer to sit on 1 of 7 Networks that represent a particular student group or interest. Student Council meets monthly during term time. Before each council meeting, each Network will also individually meet to discuss ideas and policies related to their areas.
Who sits on Student Council?
Even if you do not hold an elected position, all students are still welcome and can vote on what the Union will work on! Come along to debate and discuss new ideas to shape the year ahead.
*Previously students could not vote. This has not been changed and reps, such as those on Networks, votes count as 2 as they have been elected by many students to have an influence on council.
Scrutiny Committee looks after everything to do with democracy, reviewing proposals and ensuring your elected reps are accountable, they are an impartial, neutral body made up of 6 elected representatives. Find out more by clicking here.
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