The Union Council is in place to make important decisions that affect the student body and ensure that the wide diversity of the student body is fairly represented in these decisions.
What happens at Union Council?
The Union Council is a regular meeting where members present can:
Give updates and feedback about the things they are working on.
Discuss, organise, and support campaign, events and projects and ideas.
Debate policy proposals, and vote on whether to approve them to become the political policy of the union
A policy proposal is basically a fancy way of saying "idea". Any student can submit a proposal to Union Council, and suggest ways for UPSU to improve. In order to submit a policy to Union Council, you must have a proposer (you) and at least one person who will second your idea (seconder). You can then submit your proposal to the Student Voice Team, who will help you develop your proposal, if needed, and include it on the agenda for the next meeting. The members present at the meeting will debate then vote on whether to approve your proposal. If your idea is approved, it will then become a part of UPSUs working policies, and we will work with you to make it happen!
The deadline for papers for this Union Council Meeting is the 15th January.