Senedd is the highest decision making body at AberSU. Senedd is designed to represent all students, and sets what AberSU believes in and works on. Senedd is led by an elected student chairperson.

All students can submit ideas and speak at any Senedd. If an idea is passed through Senedd it becomes Union Policy for three years, forming part of our work.

What happens at meetings?


The Union Chairperson leads all debates during Union Senedd, including making sure Senedd meetings are kept to the required time limits, and making sure any debates stay on topic.

Union Senedd represents the voice of Aberystwyth students by setting policy of the union and making, repealing and admending bye-laws of AberSU jointly with the AberSU Board of Trustees.


Who gets to vote?


Voting Members of Senedd include:

  • 5 Full Time Officers
  • 11 Volunteer Officers
  • 6 Faculty Representatives
  • 2 UMCA Executive Members
  • 5 Representatives of Sports Clubs
  • 5 Representatives of Societies

For ideas to be passed through Senedd all meetings must reach a Quoracy of 50% +1 of all voting members.


What is an idea?


An idea is simply a way for you to put forward what you think AberSU should believe or be working on. Once submitted you may well be asked to present it at the next Senedd meeting and if passed (unless otherwise stated by Trustee Board) it will become policy and the Union has to follow it for the next three years. Once accepted, Ideas for Senedd are published for all students to read and suggest amendments.

You can submit an idea or amendment using our online form.


Upcoming meetings

Deadline for Ideas

Deadline for Amendments

Meeting Date

21/10/2019 - 12:00

28/10/2019 - 12:00

04/11/2019 - 18:00

18/11/2019 - 12:00

25/11/2019 - 12:00

*02/12/2019 - 18:00

10/02/2020 - 12:00

17/02/2020 - 12:00

24/02/2020 - 18:00

09/03/2020 - 12:00

16/03/2020 - 12:00

23/03/2020 - 18:00


*The meeting on the 2nd December will be AberSU’s Annual General Meeting, which means all students are able to attend. For more information, please visit our Big Meeting Page.


Meeting Date


25th March 2019 Minutes
25th February 2019 Minutes
3rd December 2018 Minutes
22nd October 2018 Minutes
30th April 2018 Not Quorate
26th February 2018 Minutes
29th January 2018 Not Quorate
4th December 2017* Not Quorate
30th October 2017 Minutes