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Referenda results announced

 

 

1. Should the Students’ Union create a full time International Students’ Officer role by giving the Executive the authority to change the titles and remits of the current officers?  

The motion has PASSED

551 students took part

108 abstained

  • YES - 384 (70%)

  • NO - 59 (11%)

The Students' Union WILL create a full time International Students’ Officer role by giving the Executive the authority to change the titles and remits of the current officers

 

2. Should the Student Union adopt a plastic-free policy initiative?

The motion has PASSED

596 students took part

9 abstained

  • YES - 557 (93%)

  • NO - 30 (5%)

The Students' Union WILL adopt a plastic-free policy initiative

 

3. Should the Students' Union acknowledge the climate emergency as a concern of students?

The motion has PASSED

574 students took part

11 abstained

  • YES - 534 (93%)

  • NO - 29 (5%)

The Students' Union WILL acknowledge the climate emergency as a concern of students

 

4. Should the Student Union continue to boycott Coca Cola products?

The motion has NOT passed as it did not achieve quoracy. 

At a Company Board meeting on the 26th November 2015 the decision was made that any referenda with the potential to have a significant financial effect on the Trading Company of the Students' Union should have a quoracy of 10% of the student population in order to pass. (Quoracy is the total number of votes needed for the motion to pass).

The Executive will be looking into this result.

574 students took part

34 abstained

  • YES - 471 (82%)

  • NO - 69 (12%)

The Students' Union will NOT continue the boycott of Coca-Cola

 

5. Should the Student Union continue to boycott Nestle products?

The motion has NOT passed as it did not achieve quoracy.  

At a Company Board meeting on the 26th November 2015 the decision was made that any referenda with the potential to have a significant financial effect on the Trading Company of the Students' Union should have a quoracy of 10% of the student population in order to pass. (Quoracy is the total number of votes needed for the motion to pass).  

The Executive will be looking into this result.

567 students took part

37 abstained

  • YES - 464 (82%)

  • NO - 66 (12%)

The Students' Union will NOT continue the boycott of Nestle 

 

 

 

 

 

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