Welcome to the Student Council, Ensuring the Association’s Democracy.
What is Student Council?
Student Council is charged with ensuring the Student Association is run in the best interest of the student body. We are the highest governing body of the Student Association. Council is made up of 39 voting members, but every student has the right to propose ideas, attend and debate in general meetings. Council is also charged with the accountability of all its elected members. We strive to ensure the representatives do the job they were voted in to do. Student Council also deals with changes to the student constitution. If you believe you have any ideas/concerns regarding the above, Student Council is where you should bring them!
The Steering Committee 2018/19
When are the Student Council’s meetings?
We have 2 meetings every semester along with an Annual General Meeting near the end of the spring semester. The dates of all the meetings are tentative and the updated dates for the next meeting can be found on our Facebook page. We will also send an invite to the entire student body before every meeting.
How can you get involved with the Student Council?
General Student Council meetings are open to all students to witness and participate in. However, if you wish to become a voting member, you have 4 avenues :
- Be elected a department representative. More information on this can be had from your education officer. The elections for the department positions are usually in April.
- Be elected a Student executive officer. Elections also in April.
- Be elected a representational officer. Elected by the council in April.
- If you are a post graduate student, be elected as a hall representative through the hall tutor committee.
If you missed a chance to employ the avenues above, or do not wish to take the
Who represents you in Student Council?
You may be represented in a number of ways:
- Your department ( area of study ) is represented. Look out for them when they come to your class to collect feedback and elect class representatives.
- If you reside
onan on-campus hall, enquire from your hall tutor who represents you from the halls.
- All the student executives are here on your votes and hence will be more than helpful to bring your ideas forward.
- Best of all, YOU! You can come on down to the Student Council office located in the yellow SA building, office number H1B28 and put forward your ideas for SA policy.
- Vice President
- Sustainability Officer
- Home Students Officer
- International Students Officer
- Activities Officer
- Education Officer
- Sports Officer
- Postgraduate Officer
One representative from each department (17):
- School of English
- School of Education
- School of Economics
- Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- School of Politics, History and International Relations
- Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
- School of Biosciences
- School of Psychology
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Computer Science
- Department of Biomedical Sciences
- Division of Applied Psychology
- School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
- Assistant Vice Chair of Council
4 representatives elected by the hall tutor committee
One Foundation Student for each of the following:
- Foundation in Arts and Education
- Foundation Studies in Business
- Foundation Studies in Engineering
- Foundation Studies in Science
One Postgraduate Faculty Representative for each of the following:
- Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Engineering
- Chair of Council
- Vice-Chair of Council
- Secretary of Council
- Chair of Hall Tutors Committee
- One representative from the Student Media (SMC)
5 Random Voting Members
Selected at random from the student population
What are the issues Student Council addresses?
Setting policy for the SA.
Dealing with changes to student constitution.
Accountability of all councillors.
Fair representation and election of