Union Council is the event where all of the decisions which are important to the Union’s work on improving the student experience are made.
Here’s what Millie, our previous VP Full-time & Part-time Education had to say about it:
All students are welcome to come and give their opinions – so come and give yours!
The Officers of the union will present a report from the board of trustees – so come and make sure you know what’s going on!
The Officers will also tell attendees about what they are doing to improve the university experience for students – so come and hold them accountable!
Students will also be able to give their opinions about proposals for change which are discussed and voted upon – so come and have your say!
If you have an idea and want to make a change please post it here! sunderlandsu.co.uk/makeithappen
Once it gets enough support (usually 20 students liking it), if necessary you'll invited to complete a Council Policy Template (we'll give you support!) & send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the agenda and potential approval by Council.
2016/17 Council Dates
Union Council 1, 10th November 2016 (1-3pm Reg Vardy 312A, St. Peter's Campus)
Reconvened to 17th November 2016 (5-7pm Reg Vardy 312A, St. Peter's Campus)
Union Council 2, 8th December 2016 (5-7pm, Room 4, The Gateway, City Campus)
Union Council 3, 28th February 2017 (5-7pm, Room 4, The Gateway, City Campus)
Union Council 4, Tentatively w/c 27th March
Union Council 5, Tenatively w/c 1st May (TBC)
2015/16 Council Dates
Union Council 1, 12th November 2015:
Union Council 2, 1st December 2015:
Union Council 3, 1st February 2016:
Union Council 4, 15th March 2016 (Rescheduled from 29th February):
Union Council 5, 26th April 2016:
Jason.Bridgewater@Sunderland.ac.uk, Students Making Change Officer
Deonte Jam (email tbc) Chair of Union Council