Keeping elected officers accountable, putting forward burning issues on campus for debate/voting, amplifying your student voice and contributing to policies implemented by the Students' Union...Think Union Council!
The Union Council is a distinct site of representation and decision making for the University of Sussex Students' Union. With its membership consisting of over 50 Student Representatives across the University, it is the largest committee of the Students' Union which works to ensure that the Union remains relevant to students. Overall, the Union Council exists to keep an eye on the Students' Union's rules, to explore new ways of making the Union more effective and audit the work done by elected officers - ensuring that they remain accountable to YOU.
Any member of the Students' Union can attend monthly Council meetings, participate in debates and even put forward a policy proposal for debate and/or referendum. However, only members of Council can exercise voting rights.This is an effective way to beam a searchlight on an overlooked matter on campus and make changes that count for you and other students.
What's more, the Union Council is the only place where democracy and delicious pizza team up!
You can find more information about Council HERE.
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