The student union is a democratic membership organisation. What this means, is that our members direct what we do. We are run by students for students. To allow this to happen, we have various structures and meetings in place to enable our members; students, to direct us. The highest democratic decision-making body at uea(su) is Union Council.
Union Council meetings monthly and is where elected students debate and decide on things that us, as the union, should support, change or do. It is in essence, our version of parliament. Elected students who are referred to as councillors bring motions on things they want to change or do. Motions can range from mandating the union to support a national campaign, removing plastic straws from our outlets, to changing the way the union operates. This motion is then debated on in the meeting by the other councillors, and then voted on. If passed, the motion becomes policy and the councillor will work with the union to ensure the thing is achieved.
If you are unsure who your council rep is, please visit here. If you are a council rep and unable to make a meeting, you are able to send apologies and ask for another committee representative to go on your behalf.
Dates of this academic years Union Council's below:
- October 12th 2023 - Lecture Theatre 3
- November 23rd 2023 - Lecture Theatre 3
- December 14th 2023 - Lecture Theatre 3
- February 22nd 2024 - Lecture Theatre 3
- March 21st 2024 - Lecture Theatre 3
- April 25th 2024 - Lecture Theatre 3
- May 23rd 2024 - Lecture Theatre 3