Scrutiny Panel

Representation and democracy are important elements to running a Students' Union. Each year, you elect four GSU Officers to work on the priorities of the student body and their own manifesto points. Due to the importance of their roles, it is important that students have the ability to hold them to account. The Scrutiny Panel's role is to do just that.

Scrutiny Panellists for 2020/21

The scrutiny panellists are randomly selected from student representatives across Academic Representation, Sports clubs and Societies.

The Scrutiny Panel is chaired by a Student Trustee and they oversee the meeting and facilitate the accountability session for the Officers, including giving feedback and actions for the next panel meeting. 

The current panel is listed below, and if you have any questions you would like them to ask the Officers, then please feel free to e-mail them, or submit a question through our form.

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Meeting dates for 2020/21

As per the bye-laws, there are six scheduled Scrutiny Panel meetings this academic year to ensure that accountability of the Officers’ work takes place across the whole year. In advance of the meeting, each Officer submits an accountability report that the panellists then prepare questions and actions for in advance. 

Scrutiny Panel meetings and minutes

Panel 1 - Wednesday 28 October 2020 
Panel 2 - Thursday 3 December 2020
Panel 3 - Wednesday 3 February 2021
Panel 4 - Thursday 18 March 2021
Panel 5 - Wednesday 12 May 2021
Panel 6 - Thursday 17 June 2021


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