The Big Meeting

The Big Meeting

What is it?

An Annual General Meeting is an event that organisations run every year to make sure that members have a say about their activities, political standpoints and more!

We’ve called our AGM ‘The Big Meeting’ this year to help students recognise its importance.

 

Who can attend?

Every registered student is automatically a member of the Students’ Union and can attend, speak and vote at the meeting. The meeting can only go ahead with 100 members present.

We will be signing everyone in using your AberCard as validation – so please bring yours along as proof you are a student!

We are committed to ensuring equal access to all our students. If you have any queries relating to accessibility, or require any of the meeting documents in a specific format please let us know!

 

What happens during the meeting?

  • Debate and vote on submissions from other students to improve Aber. Known as “Ideas”, and if they are voted through, they become part of our work for the next 3 years.
  • Receive a full activity report from the Trustees who are responsible for governing the SU, including approving our accounts and affiliations.

 

What’s up for debate?

Students submit ‘Ideas’ in advance of the meeting. An Idea is what we call a submission from any student that asks AberSU to:

  • Start a new activity
  • Stop or change a current activity
  • Adopt or change a stance
  • Update or change current Policy

…and much more! An Idea could be anything, as long as it effects Aberystwyth Students.

 

What language will be spoken?

During the meeting you can choose to speak in Welsh or English!

Simultaneous translation from Welsh to English will be available during the meeting via a conference call service so please bring along your phone.

This service will use an 03 number which costs no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and counts towards any inclusive minutes.

 

Where can I find out more?

More information about meetings like these can be found in our Shape Aber section of the website.

From there you can find out more about which students represent you at council meetings, share Ideas to be debated, read our current policies and more.

Don’t forget our doors are always open and we’re only a message away – so please don’t be scared to get in touch if you have any questions or need support!