Your Voice

Run by students, for students – what difference will you make?

What is Student Council?

Student Council meet 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 stuctures, 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:

  • represent the voice of students 
  • setting the policy of the Union and approving ideas that are not agreed by the Full Time Officers
  • Holding the Full Time Officers to accounnt

It can also call ask what all students think about a particular issue by calling a referendum.

Members of Student Council

Student Council is made up of 24 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.

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

Student Council meetings 2020-21

Any student is welcome to attend Student Council. Please bear with us while we finalise the dates for 2020-21. If you would like to attend as a guest please email our Student Voice Assistant Abbie Banner at

You can find the documents for the next meeting here.

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

Education Council is chaired by the Vice President Education and consists of all 23 School Reps. It focuses on students' academic experience.

Team Worc Committee

Team Worc Committee is chaired by the Vice President Student Activities and is made up or 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

Welfare and Inclusion Council is chaired by the SU President and consists of all Network committees. It focuses on ensuring student support, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as building the student community.