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The Students' Union is led by students, for students. Find out how you can shape the decisions we make - you've got the power!

Union Council

The Students' Union is a democratic organisation. Each year the leaders of the Students' Union, the Student Officer Team, are elected in the campus wide Students' Union Elections.

At the heart of the Students' Union is Union Council. Union Council, the highest decision-making body within the Students' Union, is made up of students representing a wide range of demographics to represent the diversity of Hallam. There are also Open Space Reps who will be elected in our upcoming Autumn Elections - any student can run to be an Open Space Rep.

All students can feed into the Union Council via our Working Committees or by proposing a policy of your own!

The date of the first Union Council of term will be posted during Welcome Week. Please email our Democracy Coordinator Chloe Newbold at c.newbold@shu.ac.uk if you would like to attend as an observer.

If there's something you're passionate about, that you think the Students' Union could make a difference on, then why not see if you can make it an official policy? 


What is a Policy?

A policy is an idea that a student, or a number of students, have had which they believe will make the student experience at Sheffield Hallam University better. It's something that they want the Students' Union to work on in order to make their Students' Union, their Education, or their time in Sheffield better. Once passed, policies are binding for three years - and the Students' Union needs to work to make sure they happen!

As a Students' Union we have a number of policies on everything ranging from ensuring students are treating equally through to ensuring we campaign for fair student fares on public transport. You can find the full list of our policies on our policy register

Please contact your elected part-time rep if you would like to submit a policy - as all policy must be submitted by them to Union Council.