Marcus Burton [MB] states that there are too many policies that all overlap, so a student led working group was set up over the summer which submitted their recommendation to the zone committees who need to approve policies.
See paper attached named “Recommendations from the Union Policy Review (II)” for references to policies that are recommended to be retained or lapsed.
Policies recommended to retain:
1112P17 – Recognition of International Identification
1112P3 – Halls Fees
APPROVED: To be passed through union council with mandate, will receive a mandate next Tuesday
1011P19 – Valuing Diversity
In the discussion of this policy SS brought up the following:
Medics are having a lot of grievances with the way their course is run. Medsoc is not seeming fit for purpose in dealing these matters. There have been a lot of lecture cancellations where students were not informed. These include very important lectures. When the students complained they were told they have the lecture slides and should get on with it themselves. They let their faculty officer and course coordinator know and nothing has been done with it. OC will bring this up with David Mendoza-Wolfson (VP Education).
0910P14 – Site Surgeries
Committee to take away and rewrite it as it is dated. Democracy will send out a mandate to rewrite.
0910P6 – Proposal on Halls Accommodation for ERASMUS and Exchange Students
OC wants to change “mandate president” to “mandate VP student Communities”. Committee to rewrite policy.
0506P35 – Advice to International Students
Policies recommended to lapse:
0910P40 – Halls’ Wardens
0910P31 – International Students’ Officer Executive Officer
0910P30 – Part-Time Students
OC will gather information from the advice centre to estimate the number of part-time students that have approached them.
Next SC Zone Committee meeting will have the appointment of a part-time student representative as an agenda point.
0910P23 – Private Rented Society
0910P11 – University Graduate Centre
APPROVED – Under the following condition: Action next years’ VP Communities to work with postgraduate officers to create new policy for postgraduate students and to add these into next year’s strategy.
0910P9 – Southampton General Hospital Common Room Space
0910P7 – Postgraduate Social Calendar Provision
0910P3 – Postgraduate Students Alumni Discount
In the first recommendation of attached paper “Recommendations from the Union Policy Review (I)” OC: wants to change “further cohorts” to “other communities”.