Union Council is Hallam Students' Union's highest decision-making body.
Its members are Hallam students who have been elected in campus-wide elections to represent particular issues or groups, or just the general student population.
The next Union Council is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 17th December at 3pm, venue TBC. All students are welcome to attend.
Full Agenda for 17/12/19 meeting.
Previous meeting minutes.
Listen to the audio recording of the last meeting.
The policies to be discussed at the upcoming meeting are:
If you have feedback or opinions on any of the above proposed policies, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments. Let us know you would like your comments forwarded on to any specific reps/officers (see list below) - if not they will be provided to the Council as a whole.
All students are welcome to attend Union Council sessions, though we ask that you let us know in advance so we can ensure the venue will be large enough!
Council Members 2019/20
| Union Council Chair: Abubakar Mohammed
|| Postgraduate Rep: Rishav Chatterjee
| President: Sheriff Muhammed
|| Part-Time Students' Rep: Oluwaseun Oluwafemi
| Activities Officer: Faizan Sajid
|| Mature Students' Rep: Kaz Gipson
| Education Officer: Andrew Adegbola
|| Open Space Rep: Praise Ishola
| Welfare & Community Officer: Lauren Kaye
|| Open Space Rep: Cody Croxall
| BME Students' Rep: Temi Labinjo
|| Open Space Rep: Robert Curtis
| Disabled Students' Rep: Abbie Smyth
|| Open Space Rep: Kingsley Egbo
| LGBT+ Students' Rep: Ben Roberts
|| Open Space Rep: Inam Khan
| Women's Rep: Jade Swift
|| Open Space Rep: Kaitlyn McGuinness-Roskruge
| Interntional Students' Rep: Theo Nwankwo
|| Your Union Zone Chair: Vacant
| HWB Faculty Rep: Charlotte Ellender
|| Your Union Zone Vice Chair: Vacant
| STA Faculty Rep: Jennifer Chisom
|| Education Zone Chair: Vacant
| SSH Faculty Rep: Laith Jaafar
|| Education Zone Vice-Chair: Vacant
| SBS Faculty Rep: Jingze Liu
|| Your Community Zone Chair: Vacant
Frequently Asked Questions
Who represents me on Union Council?
Every student is represented by the five full-time officers, a representative for their academic faculty, and the six open space representatives. If you belong to one or more student demographics or groups, you may also have particular representation for these. If you have an issue or concern, it's best to address it to the representative/s who are most closely linked to the area concerned.
What power does Council have?
Union Council is the highest decision-making body at the Students' Union, with power to decide our stance on political issues, what projects we should focus our time and resources on, and how we should run as an organisation. If you want to make change, Union Council is the best place to bring your ideas - you can send them to a Council member, or to email@example.com and we'll advise you on what to do next.
How could I become a Council member?
All Council members are elected in campus elections. The next one will take place in Autumn 2019, when 12 seats on Council will be elected. These include the six open space positions (which any student can stand for), and representatives for Postgraduates (Taught), Postgraduates (Research), Student Parents and Carers, Disabled Students, Part-Time Students, Trans Students, and SSH Faculty students. If you're interested in running for one of these roles and being on Council next academic year, register your interest here and we'll be in touch with more information.
Can I complain about or change a Council decision?
Policies passed by Council cannot be changed until the next academic year - so if there's something you're unhappy with, consider taking part in the Autumn elections and you could work to change it next year! (Or contact next year's representatives to request the change to be made). If you have a complaint or concern about any other aspect of Council or its members decisions, let us know and we'll advise you of your options.