Union Council

What is Union Council?

Union Council is the highest decision-making body; simply put it sets what AberSU believes and works on. It’s led by an elected chairperson and all students can submit ideas attend and speak, however only certain student representatives can vote including:

  • Full-time Officers
  • Part-time Officers
  • Academic and Institute Representatives
  • Zone Representative (two per zone)
  • UMCA Executive
  • Sports Clubs and Society chairpersons, secretary and treasurers (or their equivalent).

It’s the role of Union Council to represent the voice of Aberystwyth University students which it does by setting policy of the Union as well as make, repeal or amend bye-laws of AberSU (i.e. the rules which governs what we do) jointly with the Trustee Board.

If you would like more information on Union Council and how it works email [Insert Email].


What is an idea/policy and how do I submit something?

An idea is simply a way for you in writing 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 Union Council meeting and if passed unless otherwise stated by Trustee Board (due to very specific reasons) it will become policy and the Union has to follow it.

Recent examples of ideas that were passed by Union Council and became policy include the creation of a sexual harassment reporting tool as well as a position that worked to achieve core funding for sport.

To submit an idea or view current policy click on the buttons below:

Submit an idea | View current policy


Upcoming meetings

Deadline for Ideas

Deadline for Amendments

Meeting Date

16th October 2017

23rd October 2017

30th October 2017

20th November 2017

27th November 2017

4th December 2017*

15th January 2018

22nd January 2018

29th January 2018

12th February 2018

19th February 2018

26th February 2018

16th April 2018

23rd April 2018

30th April 2018

 

*Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Being an Aberystwyth University student automatically makes you a member of AberSU, unless you choose to opt-out. Once a year we hold an AGM which all members can submit ideas for, attend and vote.

The meeting as well as discussing ideas, will be presented with and approve financial accounts and affiliations for the year. This is your opportunity to ask questions to the Trustee Board and Full-time Officers about plans for the year ahead.


Past meetings

Meeting Date

Agenda

Papers

Minutes

3rd April 2017

Agenda

Ideas

Appendix 1

Not Quorate

27th February 2017

Agenda

Ideas

Minutes Summary

5th December 2016*

Agenda

Ideas

Appendix 1: Fossil Fuel divestment

Appendix 2: AberSU Sexual Harassment Policy

Appendix 3: Proposed Council schedule

Appendix 4: Proposed Elections Bye-Law 

Officer Reports:
President
Education
UMCA President

Activities
Welfare

Trustee Board report

Minutes

3rd May 2016

Agenda

Ideas

Accounts

Appendix 1: A New Schedule 3 & Bye-Law 1

Appendix 2: Officer Reports

Minutes

14th March 2016

Agenda

Ideas

Appendix 1: A New Schedule 3 & Bye-Law 1

Appendix 2: Officer Reports

Minutes

1st February 2016

Agenda

Ideas

Appendix 1: A New Schedule 3 & Bye-Law 1

Appendix 2: Officer Reports

Minutes