Union Council


Union Council ensures the Students' Union is doing what students want. It's run for students, by students. So it's made up from student representatives elected from and by the student body. After Members' Meetings and Referenda, it is the highest decision making body of the Union.

If you are a student rep you can become a council member:

Nominate yourself now*

Interested but want to know more? Email Natalie if you have any questions: [email protected].


What does Council do?

Union Councillors are students elected from across the University who ensure that the elected Officers are working towards what they set out to do in their manifestos, and to influence the work of the Officers to ensure they reflect the needs of the student body. Find out more about your Officers.

Union Councillors also scrutinise decisions made in Union Committees, and oversee the enforcement and implementation of the Rules and Students' Union policies.

Any decision made in a Union committee can be questioned informally by Union members. A list of decisions is presented to Council for note, and any student can formally petition Council to consider a decision that has been made, or ask a member of Council to ask for the decision to be discussed at a Council meeting.

It is open for students to bring a petition to Council, or to ask their Council representatives to raise a proposal that officers carry out something or change an existing policy or practice, or take up a campaign on behalf of a group of students. This can be done by approaching Officers directly or through Union Councillors.

Any student is welcome to attend Council meetings but only Council members can vote.

Become a council member*


Council dates

The dates for 2020/21 Council meetings are as follows:

  • 9th November 2020
  • 7th December 2020
  • 1st March 2021
  • 5th April 2021
  • 3rd May 2021

View minutes & agendas

Read the Council Handbook

Email the Council Chair

Become a council member*

Email Natalie if you have any questions: [email protected].



*To become a council member, you have to be a student rep.