The first Student Council of the 2013-14 academic year took place on Tuesday 29 October in the Anson Rooms.
What happened at the meeting?
4 motions were discussed:
In addition to the motions above, Student Council also voted on changes to the UBU Byelaws, the document that describes and protects our democratic processes. The proposed changes reflected a student consultation that took place in May-June 2013.
Vice President Tom Flynn also held a discussion on a new admissions proposal for the University - please contact Tom directly for more information. Student Council voted to support the Elected Officers' current stance on the new proposals.
Finally, the meeting heard from candidates for the Democratic Standards Committee. Voting took place online after the meeting and the following students were elected to the committee:
Jennifer Salisbury Jones
What is Student Council?
Student Council is the primary representative forum of the Students' Union (UBU) and represents the student voice on issues directly relating to students studying at the University of Bristol. This is a role also undertaken by the Annual Members' Meeting
. Both events are run by an elected Chair of Student Council - the Chair for 2013-14 is Esther Moore
Student Council creates the policy of UBU and directs the elected officers on which issues and campaigns they should focus on. The first Student Council of each academic year also elects committees
In addition to voting on motions, which can be submitted by any student and if passed become UBU policy for three years, Student Council also votes on proposals (less formal suggestions that aren't broad enough to require policy and can be acted on straight away) and discusses controversial or current topics suggested by students.
I'm a member - what can I do?
Members of Student Council can:
University of Bristol students who are not members of Student Council can also submit motions, proposals and topic of discussion, but they cannot vote at the meeting.
Who else is a member of Student Council?
Each President/Club Captain of UBU clubs and societies
Each Course Representative
Each President of a JCR or Orbital
Members of Student Council committees (including Sports and Societies Execs, RAG and Volunteering Execs and the Democratic Standards Committee)
Full-time elected officers
Part-time elected officers
Past Student Councils
View minutes and motions from past Student Councils (2011-2013).
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