On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Union held a Making Change Summit and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Students' Union. This event was held in the Café on Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield Campus from 14:00 onwards.

To view the result of the items discussed at the AGM please click here

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

You can read the formal notice for this meeting here.

Making Change Summit

After the AGM has taken place, our Sabbatical Officers will be leading three discussions. The topic for these discussions has been drawn from recent submission from our student through our You Make Change portal.

Come along throughout the day to join in with these discussions, and share any ideas you have.

What are we going to change?

We will be running three key discussions. After each discussion you will be able to vote on what actions we should take. The key topics for discussion are:

How can the Students' Union better engage with and support our Postgraduate students?

We would like to know how our Postgraduates would like to be supported and what events we can provide.

What can the Students' Union do to be more sustainable and look after our environment?

This discussion draws on suggestions from our students that includes reducing our food waste by having food sharing spaces. We would also like to discuss ways that we can reduce our paper waste and move towards more electronic communications.

Should the Students' Union be more political?

We will shortly be holding an All Student Vote on whether the Union should support the People’s Vote campaign. As part of this ongoing discussion, we would like to know whether our students want to see the Union be more political and engage with wider issues in the community.

Your attendance and contribution will help to directly shape the work that is done over this next year by your team of elected officers. We invite you to come join us on Thursday 29th November 2018 to engage with the discussion and share your ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend in person if I have already voted online?

Yes, you can vote online and attend the discussions on the day. You will not need to vote again in person as all the votes cast on the day and on the website will be collated for the final tally.

I’m not able to attend one or all of the discussions on Thursday 29 November, how can I still be involved and submit my ideas to the Students' Union?

We value your feedback on everything we do here at the Union and would love for you to still be involved even if you can’t make it in person. If you are not able to attend then you can still give us ideas through our Your Make Change page.

Why haven’t I heard of the Making Change Summit before?

Every year the Students' Union must hold an Annual General Meeting as a legal requirement. More details on this can be found under ‘What is an AGM and why is it important?’. In previous years, this meeting has gone by different names and has typically been held in May. To make it easier for everyone to get involved in campaigns and projects that are happening right now, we have moved the AGM to November and have renamed it to reflect the true purpose of the day which is to consult with and involve our students in the work we do.

What is an AGM and why is it important?

The AGM stands for Annual General Meeting and it is a meeting of the general membership of an organisation or group. The legal requirements of the AGM at the Students' Union is for our students to receive and approve the Annual Reports which include the accounts for the year 2017/18, the Appointment of the Auditors and the Political Expenditure of the Union next year.

All our student-led clubs and societies will hold an Annual General Meeting at the end of each academic year to elect the new committee members. Like these society AGMs, the AGM it is an important opportunity for stakeholders of an organisation to meet and feedback its performance and future plans.

Where can I vote in person?

On the day you can vote in-person by simply raising your hand when the vote is called during the meeting. It is as simple as that!