The referenda will ask students the following:
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?
Should the Students' Union acknowledge the climate emergency as a concern of students?
Should the Students' Union continue to boycott Nestle products?
Should the Students' Union continue to boycott Coca Cola products?
Should the Students' Union adopt a plastic-free policy initiative?
Voting for the referenda will take place from 24 April - 1 May.
A referendum (plural = referenda) is a direct vote in which all full members of the Union are asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal on a range of questions put forward by students at Sussex. Students are asked to vote “yes” or “no” to a particular question; the outcome of which shapes the Students’ Union, ensuring that it is student-led. Brexit is an example of a referendum at a national level. You can see previous referenda run at Sussex and the rules and guidelines for more information.
If you wish to campaign for or against either of these proposals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before midday on Thursday 11 April. This allows you to write an argument supporting your viewpoint which will be published as part of the referenda and the option to use Union-funded publicity materials to try to persuade students to vote to support your viewpoint. The deadline for the written arguments is Monday 15 April.
Find out more about referenda.
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