Annual Student Meeting

2nd December 2019 in the SU from 6pm

ASM Minutes 2019

UPSU ASM Minutes - Monday 2nd December 2019 Download Minutes

Date: Monday 2nd December 2019.
Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Location: The Big Room, UPSU Building.
Chair of The ASM: Will Styles.
Deputy Chair of the ASM: Alex Butters.


  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Notification of any other business – to be discussed later in the meeting
  3. Accounts and Finance Report Presentation
  4. Matters to Discuss
    1. No motions were submitted for this meeting
  5. Reports
    1. Report from the Board of Trustees
    2. Report from the Union Council
    3. Report from the Accountability Board
    4. Report from the Sabbatical Officers
  6. Any Other Business End of meeting

Why it's important

The most important meeting of the year for University of Plymouth students at UPSU. The Students' Union is led by students for students and exists to improve your experiences as a University of Plymouth student, on and off campus. Therefore, the Annual Student Meeting (ASM), is your opportunity to scrutinize the work of your Students' Union and check that it is indeed being run in your interests.

Sabbatical Officer Updates

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President - Tilda Fraser

VP Education - Millie Green

VP Sport - Verity Lemm

VP Activities & Development - Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi (KC)

VP Wellbeing & Diversity - Bitty Walter Inyang


  • Proposals to changes to M&A’s and By-laws (14 working days) – 12th November
  • Policy proposals (10 working days) – 18th November
  • Policy Proposals published (7 working days) – 21st November
  • Reports published (5 working days) – 25th November

General Meeting Byelaw

UPSU General Meetings Bye-Law Download bye-law

Union Council Report - Bran Carr-Malloch, Union Council Chair

UPSU Union Council Report - 22/10/19 Download Report

UPSU Financial Report

UPSU Signed Financial Report - 2018/19 Download Report

What happens at the meeting?

At the ASM 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 Sabbatical 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.

You have the chance to submit policy proposals (ideas for changing how your SU operates, or what it campaigns on) to be discussed at the meeting. If you would like to submit a proposal, you need to do so 10 working days before the meeting takes place. You also need to find another University of Plymouth student who can "second" your changes. Any proposal that looks at changing the Constitution or Bye-laws of the Student Union will need to be submitted 14 working days in advance. For more information on this, please contact the Student Voice Department

Vote on any policy proposals submitted by UPSU members. If those in attendance vote in favour of a motion that you have submitted, then it will become UPSU policy (assuming that it’s safe, legal, and financially viable of course).