Introduce a No Confidence Vote for Academic Representatives and Sports and Society Committee Members

Passed by: Senedd

Passed on: 01/11/2021

Policy lapses: 01/11/2024

Status: We are Working on it. 

Officer Responsible: Academic Affairs Officer


A no confidence vote for reps and societies/clubs to remove a rep/committee member if students don't feel represented.



There is not currently a mechanism in place to remove Academic Representatives or Sports and Society Committee members from their role if students do not feel adequately represented. I propose we use the same system currently in place for Full-Time and Volunteer Officers and create an option for a vote of No Confidence, this would allow for removal of a rep or committee member. A student would have to reach a quorum of 10% of their club or society committee members / relevant course members for the vote to be valid.

I think this will improve accountability for these roles and give students more power when choosing who they are represented by.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Manners

Actions Taken

Action Taken  Name and Role Date
We are drafting By-Law changes that introduce the principle of no confidence votes for Academic representatives and Committee members and will take to a future Senedd or AGM. Anna (Acadmic Affairs 2023-24) November 2023

To find out more about this policy, get in touch: 


Ash Sturrock 

Campaigns and Democracy Coordinator  /

Anna Simpkins

Academic Affairs