Submit a motion to student council
You’re ready to make a statement of principle on an issue relating to students that will influence and shape the direction of the Students' Association, or submit an idea for a Students' Association campaign on an issue that affects students?
If yes, then you should submit a proposal to Student Council using the Motion Submission Form below. This is a motion that if passed at Student Council becomes official Students' Association policy, and your Sabbatical Officers will work to take it forward. You can also use this form to request funding from Student Council for a project or campaign that benefits students at the University.
Please note that if you wish to amend the democracy regulations, censure an officer, or submit a referendum question, you will need to submit an Extraordinary Motion instead.
Check out our full list of current Students' Association policies which have passed at Student Council.
SUBMIT A MOTION
HOW IT WORKS
You should submit your motion in advance of the Student Council meeting using our Motion Submission Form to the left. The deadline for submitting this is 9 am on the Tuesday of the week before the meeting (i.e. ten days before the meeting). Remember to fill in the required signatures and think about what evidence you have to support your motion.
If your campaign or project includes a request for Student Council funding, then you should include this in the 'what will we do?' section of the Motion Submission Form explaining why the funding is required and how it will be used to benefit students.
The draft papers for the meeting of Student Council will be sent out shortly after this and amendments to motions will be accepted until 9 am on the Monday of the week of the meeting. Any student can submit an amendment by completing the amendments form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure then the deadlines for submitting to Student Council can be found here.
Your motion will be debated at Student Council and if passed will become official policy of the Students' Association.
Your Sabbatical Officers will work to take the new Students’ Association policy forward.