On Wednesday 25th May the Union had its Annual General Meeting, where a series of changes to the Union of Student were voted on by over 50 students.
On Wednesday 25th May the Union had its Annual General Meeting, where a series of changes to the Union of Students were voted on by over 50 students. It was just brilliant to see so many members being so passionate about the Union and the wider University, and we would like to thank everyone who turned out to vote and voice your opinions, either in person, virtually or by using our proxy voting system.
Proposal 1: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Representation Policy PASSED
Creating a policy to formalise processes already in place and to ensure the University is held to account.
Proposal 2: Activities Representation Policy PASSED
Creating a specific Activities Representation Policy, rather than just having details included in the standing orders
Proposal 3: Academic Representation Policy PASSED
The Academic Representation Policy has been reviewed in line with its inbuilt annual review process and some wording has been changed.
Proposal 4: Include voting on NUS affiliation in the elections process PASSED
To include a vote on whether to be affiliated with the NUS in the next academic year in the annual elections.
Proposal 5: Sports Affiliation Fee Removal PASSED
To remove the sports affiliation fee charged by the Union.
What Happens Next?
Changes approved at the AGM will be put into effect and amended in our Standing Orders as soon as possible. You can expect to see these changes in action very soon. We will also post a full voting break-down to our website soon.
I want to make changes, how can I do that?
In many ways!
- Put an idea for change (or vote and comment on existing changes) on our Ideas Forum
- Come along to Student Summit taking place in May (check the events page for more info)
- Speak to your Student Rep or our part-time Student Officers and full-time Officer Trustees
And if you have any other questions, please contact email@example.com