The student union is a democractic memership orinisation. What this means, is that ur 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 democractic desicion 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 appologies and ask for another committee representative to go on your behalf.
Training for Union Councillors will take place at 2pm on 12th October 2022 in Bookable Room 6 in Union House. All Union Councillors are required to attend.
Dates of this academic years Union Council's below:
- October 20th 2022 - Lecture Theatre 3
- November 24th 2022 - Lecture Theatre 3
- January 26th 2023 - Lecture Theatre 2
- February 23rd 2023 - Lecture Theatre 3
- March 23rd 2023 - Lecture Theatre 3
- April 27th 2023 - Room TBC
- May 25th 2023 - Room TBC