What is Student Council?
Student Council provides any student with the opportunity to try to influence the policy, priorities and activities of the Students’ Union. It is made up of up to 26 students, including the full-time and part-time elected officers and additional elected Student Councillors representing a range of student groups and interests.
Ideas from students are discussed and debated by Student Councillors, who then vote on whether to approve these proposals and ideas. While any student can submit ideas, proposals and motions, it is only the elected members of Student Council who can vote. These decisions give direction to the Executive Committee and shape the activities of the elected officers. Student Council holds all of the elected officers to account. Student Council also has the authority to expel students from membership of the SU, call a referendum and remove trustees. It also has responsibility for the election of student trustees, the policy of the SU and (together with the trustees) making and amending the bye-laws.
Meetings are chaired by an independent, elected Chair who has responsibility for ensuring that discussions are conducted in an open, inclusive manner and that votes are properly taken and recorded. The elected chair for this year is Ian Mackey
Student Council meetings 2016-17
Any student is welcome to attend Student Council, which will meet from 17:15 on the following dates during the remainder of this academic year:
Monday 24th April 2017 in CH G169 (St John's Campus)
How to Submit a Policy Motion
If you would like to submit a policy motion please submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the following deadlines:
Wednesday 19th April 2017 for the meeting on Monday 24th April (deadline set later due to Easter)
Student Council membership 2016-17
Student Council membership for the current academic year is as follows: