Tag Archive > Union Council

Introducing… The New Democratic Structure!

» 19 February 2016 » 2 Comments

All of this year, we’ve been working on a massive project to change how we make decisions. In my opinion, the very backbone of a Students’ Union is how it enables its students to have their say and make change, which is why its so important that we update our structures to reflect what our […]

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What is Union Council and Why Should I Care?

» 04 December 2015 » No Comments

  What is Union Council? Union Council is the Union’s highest decision making body – meaning it has the power to make some pretty serious changes to your time in Southampton. Union Council approves things like financial expenditure, holds officers to account, and also discusses and votes on policies. What is the point? We are […]

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Upgrading your Students’ Union: What is the Democracy Review?

» 09 October 2015 » No Comments

You may have heard that we are preparing a series of reviews and upgrades to the Students’ Union, to make sure we are continually improving. A massive part of this this year is the Democracy Review, which will certainly have a huge impact on your time here.   What is it? This year we are upgrading our […]

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What even is Union Council?

» 12 June 2014 » No Comments

Good question! Union Council is the place to have your say about what SUSU does and how it does it. Council holds your elected officers to account for what they’re up to, and sets the direction for SUSU (through policy). It’s the highest decision-making body and decides what goes on in your Union. Council meets […]

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Democracy in Action!

» 28 March 2014 » 1 Comment

Union Council is the place to have your say about what SUSU does and how it does it. Council holds your elected officers to account for what they’re up to, and sets the direction for SUSU. It’s the highest decision-making body and decides what goes on in your Union. Council meets once a month during […]

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Democracy in Action!

» 03 December 2013 » 4 Comments

Monday 2nd December saw the second Union Council of the year. Union Council is the place to have your say about what SUSU does and how it does it. Council holds your elected officers to account for what they’re up to, and sets the direction for SUSU (through policy). It’s the highest decision-making body and […]

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What is the SUSU Master Plan?

» 07 November 2013 » No Comments

 Some students will have heard of the term ‘SUSU Master Plan’, some will not have. Either way, I thought that it’d be best to explain what it is in an open place like this, so more students can get involved with… THE NEXT STEP! So essentially, the SUSU Master Plan was a project started by […]

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Ending Student Poverty

» 01 November 2013 » 24 Comments

I believe that no student should ever have financial difficulties hold them back from getting an education And yet… it happens all the time. Many students run to the edge of their over-draft… compete fiercely to get more and more hours in their part-time job… get stressed and insecure about this financial pressure… most worry […]

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Do you support your lecturer?

» 24 October 2013 » 8 Comments

  NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect more recent strike action for the pay dispute… On Thursday 6th  and Monday 10th February, many staff members at Universities across the country will walk out, as the trade union for our lecturers (UCU), have voted again to go on strike. UCU (the main Union for […]

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Why is a Raven like a writing desk?

» 22 October 2013 » No Comments

I am afraid I don’t know. BUT What I do know is that Union Council happened last night! Union Council is one of the highest forms of decision making within the Union. It makes policy that shapes how we run, makes sure Sabbs are doing what they promise and makes sure that students are having […]

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