Hey, lets get cracking
1. So, of course I believe that Sabbs and Union staff are at all points accountable for their actions and what they do. I have a range of policies I wish to put through such as improving the senate and making it a more efficient and effective body. I want to make it an accountable body, which is more transparent and communicates with the general student body on a larger scale.
I want to also improve the disciplinary procedure, and the disciplinary board, to ensure that we have maxim student consultation and involvement as we can. Ultimately I wish to ensure that students are well represented, and where, unfortunately a Sabb or union staff are not doing their job or have done something wrong, I want them to know that our members are not happy
I also mentioned on my manifesto that I wish to establish an informal accountability committee. Questions regarding whether goals are being met or what a Sabb is achieving in goal should not be shied away from. If students are curious it’s our job to alleviate any concerns they have. this informal body would have all open seats, so any student can attend, once a semester to hold the Union and Sabbs to account!
2. As much as people wish to deny the clique does not exist, it does! I appreciate and understand that this has such a negative connotation attached to it, but if we look deeply into it, it’s just a group of students who all have a deep interest in the union and have formed a friendship around that.
However, the negativity arises due to it being perceived as a group that is not open and inclusive but only allows selected people to join. This is not on
I want to make sure every student feels as if they are equally part of SUSU and I think what we first have to do is stop with using the word ‘clique’.
When and where this group forms, we should ensure that it is a welcoming group and that anyone who wishes to get involved can and feels comfortable to do so. Though myself and the VPs, we need to get rid of the current negative culture and constantly keep our eye on it.
I want to speak to students who feel this is the case, and see how we can change it from their perspective. The more people who help raise suggestions, the better and more inclusive our action can be, helping loads more students.
The union is there for everyone, and everyone equally, that’s why one of my 3 core points is to cater to ALL students at ALL campuses.
Thanks again for asking this question and sorry if it is too long. I’m just so passionate and is something I wanted to address for sooooooo long! It’s a real issue! XD
This question was also asked to Matt Cowley, Shanelle Webb, Emily Dawes, Tom PethickAnswered by Lii on 25/02/18 13:10