The most important meeting of the year for Plymouth University students at UPSU! The Students’ Union is run by students for students and exists to improve your experiences as a Plymouth University student, on and off campus! Therefore, the Annual General Meeting, or AGM, is your opportunity to scrutinize the work of your Students’ Union and check that it is indeed being run in your interests.
Executive Officers are elected by you to run campaigns, events and activities that enhance your student experiences. They also support your student led Forums, which determine our campaigns and priorities. Furthermore, they make up the largest share of UPSU’s Trustee Board along with Student Trustees.
Students are at the heart of everything that we do and you have the power to shape our objectives through your Union Executive Committee, Forums, referendums and of course, the upcoming AGM!
Students have the chance to submit motions (ideas) to be discussed at the meeting. If you would like to submit a motion, you need to do so 10 working days before the meeting takes place. You also need to find another Plymouth University Student who can "second" your changes. Any motion that looks at changing the Constitution or Bye-laws will need to be submitted 14 working days in advance. For more information on this, please contact the Student Voice Team!
Trustees' Report and Financial Statements
Presentation of Finances
Report from the Board of Trustees
Executive Officers Reports
Minutes of the meeting
If those in attendance vote in favour of your motion, then it will become UPSU policy (assuming that it’s safe, legal, and financially viable of course).
The AGM 2016 was held on Thursday 8th December, 18:00-19:00 in Sublime Bar, UPSU
At the AGM students:
• Are presented with the UPSU Annual Report. If you’d like a copy of it before, then please get in touch with the Student Voice Department
• Are presented with the Annual Accounts of UPSU for the previous financial year, and an opportunity to question it. Ever wondered what UPSU does with the money that it receives? Want to see if it is actually being used to help you?
• Can ask questions of the Trustees - UPSU is a charitable organisation and is governed by a Trustee Board. The Board currently consists of five Executive Officer Trustees, two appointed Student Trustees and between two-four appointed External Trustees. The Trustee Board is the highest decision maker of UPSU, supported by the Senior Management Team and has collective responsibility for all activities of UPSU.
• Vote on any motions submitted by UPSU members (a motion is a fancy way of saying ‘idea’).