Student Council meets a minimum of four times a year and is the Students' Union's highest student representative body. It provides the student voice within our governance structures, ensuring that students have a say on what your Students’ Union should be focusing on and how it’s run. Councillors are involved in deciding the work the SU does, such as major issues we raise to the University, the campaigns we run or the events we support!
Key roles of Student Council include:
It can also call ask what all students think about a particular issue by calling a referendum.
Student Council is made up of 26 members who are drawn from other elected or engaged students within the Union's structures and include:
A full list of Student Council members can be found here.
The Vice President Education is the Chair of Student Council. You can contact the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only members of Student Council can vote at its meetings but any student can attend and any student can influence the SU through the Ideas Forum
Any student is welcome to attend Student Council. If you would like to attend as a guest please email our the Chair of Student Council at email@example.com.
Meeting dates for next year are currently being set and will be available here no later than 1st September 2021.
You can find minutes for previous meetings here.
Student Council has three sub-committees that focus on different areas of the Student Experience:
Education Council is chaired by the Vice President Education and consists of all 24 School Reps. Academic Society Chairs are also able to attend. It focuses on students' academic experience.
TeamWorc Council is chaired by the Vice President Student Activities and is made up of all Society and Sports Club committees and the RAG committee. It focuses on students' social and recreational experience and the fun side of student life.
Welfare and Inclusion Council is chaired by the SU President and consists of all Network committees. Faith and Cultural Society Chairs are also able to attend. It focuses on ensuring student support, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as building the student community.