Student Council

Student Council is the decision making body for the whole Students Union, that means that if you want to make change Student Council is the place to be.

Any student can attend Council, but only elected officers  can vote. Any student can also submit a motion , or ask questions to their elected representatives.


Submit a motion



What Goes On


There are several things which go on at every meeting of student council, the chair will give apologies for those who can’t make it, then the officers will give their reports (the written versions can be seen here ), and any student present can ask questions to the officers. You can also submit a question to an officer, or about a report, here . The council will then vote to accept or reject each officer’s report, in this way the council can then make a judgement on the actions of the officers who are elected to represent the student body. The council will also hear about what goes on at each of the four subcommittees, more info on the subcommittees here .

There are other types of business which will only happen if necessary, these include any announcements the chair has to make, and any motions made to council. A motion outlines the facts of an issue, proposes what the Union’s stance should be, and what action it should take to attempt to resolve it. It’s a call to action to the Union on any issue that a student wants to bring forward.

Any student can submit a motion, a subcommittee or Officer can also submit motions. Each motion will be discussed and council will debate its impacts, and then will vote on whether to pass it. If a motion passes then the council will need to decide which subcommittee it goes to, the subcommittee will then discuss how to take action on what the motion suggests.





Submit a motion

If you would like to submit a motion you can through the form below. If you need help writing a motion, then please get in touch with Cat Moody, the Democracy and Representations Coordinator .

Cat will be happy to go over your ideas with you and help you draft someone. You can also see examples of other motions submitted here.


Submit a new motion



Upcoming meeting dates

There are usually six meetings of Student Council each academic year. The dates for this year are: TBA