How it works at your Students' Union

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About Democracy and Elections

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union is run by you, our members. Every member has a right to have a say in how we are run, by proposing and voting on Union Policy and by electing officers as full time representatives to carry out these policies on your behalf. Policy is an idea to create change that has been voted on and passed at a Union Council meeting.

Have Your Say

You can see the Union bye-laws and governance documents here. If there's something you want to change, there are lots of different ways that you can have your say. You can take ideas to Union Council, Democratic Procedures Committee, or petition to call a referendum.

Officers are held accountable at a public meeting called Scrutiny panel. All students are welcome to come and ask Officers their own questions at this meeting.

Scrutiny Panel Agendas, Meetings and Reports

Union Council Agendas, Meetings and Reports

Democratic Procedures Committee Agendas, Meetings and Reports