Student Council


Student Council is the democratic decision-making body of the Students’ Association, and all students are welcome to submit motions for discussion, attend meetings, and vote. 



In the past year, Student Council has discussed the creation of a community garden at King’s Buildings, introduced the new Trans and Non-Binary Officer role, debated whether the University should offer a 10% discount for returning postgraduate students, and allocated funding to the #PostStudyWorkVisaNow campaign. 


Motions which are passed become Students’ Association policy and shape our work for the future.


For more information on how Student Council meetings run, check out our Student Council Guide.


Meeting Dates 


Student Council runs from 6-8pm, usually on the last Thursday of each month. It is generally held in the Debating Hall, where students have been meeting to discuss the issues that affect them since Teviot was first built. 


The Student Council meeting dates for academic year 2019/20 are:


  • September 26th, 6-8pm, Debating Hall, Teviot Row House 

    • Draft papers for this meeting can be found here. Final papers will be published on Tuesday September 24th.

  • October 24th, 6-8pm, Debating Hall, Teviot Row House 

  • November 21st, 6-8pm, Debating Hall, Teviot Row House 



Any student can submit a motion – all you need is a good idea, and 20 students who agree! Click here to submit your motion. 


Student Council also has a campaigns budget of £3000, which is controlled by our Elected Reps. To find out more about what this can be used for and how to apply for it, click here


The deadline for motions to be submitted is 10am on Tuesday, the week before a Student Council meeting. 


If you would like to discuss your motion before submitting it, or if you aren’t sure whether your idea should be a motion, email us at