Union Council

What is Union Council? What is its purpose?

Union Council is a meeting where any student can bring an idea, called a motion, that aims to change something or asks the Students' Union to take a stance on something.Checklist with pencil icon

The meeting takes place at least once a term and is made up of 21 randomly selected panellists who are the only people in the room allowed to vote. If a motion gains enough support in votes then it becomes policy.

Policy is something that the Students' Union adopts and tries to achieve over the next three years from the time that the motion passes.

The panellists at Council are informed by the Officers of the Students' Union, different Student Reps and also any student who wants to come along to the meeting and add to the discussion.

For more information on Council please see: Council is Changing

Union Council Dates 2017/18

All students are welcome to come along to speak, discuss and listen.

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - A41, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus.
  • Thursday 15th March 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - A41, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus (TBC).
  • Tuesday 15th May 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - A41, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus (TBC).

You can also follow Union Council live on Twitter @UoNSUMakeChange

Submitting an idea or motion

Motions for Union Council must be submitted no later than ten days before the date of the meeting at which they are to be presented.

It is recommended that students who wish to submit motions meet with an Officer or a member of the Students' Union's Representation Development team to discuss how best to research, write and present the idea.

Please contact a member of the Representation Development Team for help with this.

You can also read up on some tips around submitting and writing a motion for council.

See Union Council Minutes, Agendas and Reports