Although the Students’ Union building is currently closed, your Student Leaders have still been busy reviewing the function and processes of our student groups; the Campaigns Network and Sports and Societies.
The Student Leader Team have reviewed the Standing Orders of the Campaigns Network, Sports, Societies and Academic Societies with several changes outlined below. These changes provide further support to all groups and ensure that they continue to grow and develop.
Student-Led Projects and RAG will now become Societies and be supported by the Vice President Activities and the Campaigns Network will remain as the six Volunteer Officers; BAME, Community, Disabilities, Environmental, LGBT+ and Women’s. There have also been changes within each of the Campaigns Groups’ Standing Orders to include more specific committee roles. The benefit of these specific committee roles has been seen in action with the LGBT+ Committee, who often fill their positions and can give a clearer direction for the Campaigns Groups. These new positions also support the Officer with their large remits.
To support Societies and Academic Societies in establishing a quality student community within their activity, a membership threshold of 15 will now be required, this is the same threshold as Sports Clubs currently need to have. Alongside this, for any applications for a new activity received after 31st January will be deferred until the first Executive Committee meeting in June for ratification. Following approval, the activity will be set up in July. There will also now be a requirement for at least one member of the core committee to be enrolled within their first or second year of study for all new activities to support in improving the sustainability of the group when approved.
New Standing Orders have been created, which can be found here, under 'Pending Standing Orders'.
In line with Bye-Law 3.10, these are subject to student approval. If you have any objections to changes within these Standing Orders, please email [email protected] within 14 days.
If 20 objections are received to the change within 14 days, the change shall not be passed, and a Student Members’ Meeting shall be held if necessary.