NUS and other Students' Unions (0506P25)
Status: Lapsed | Zone: Education
Passed: 22/05/2006 |
This policy was discussed at the following meetings:
- That most of theUK’s Students’ Unions are in the National Union of Students (NUS)
- That Southampton University Students’ Unionhas been disaffiliated since 2002
- That the NUS does not consider or represent what is best for students atSouthampton
- That the NUS also is not effective enough at a national level to warrant the large affiliation fee, for example its stance on the AUT Strike.
- That several Students’ Unions are unhappy with the NUS and wish to disaffiliate
- That these Students’ Unions are afraid to disaffiliate because they fear NUS “Scare tactics” of poor commercial trade and no representation if they do
- That when these Students’ Unions hold a referendum, NUS Executive swarm on the University and out publicise and out number key supporters for disaffiliation
- That SUSU has prospered, saved money and still continues to be a representative body that serves its students, even though it is out of the NUS
- That many Students’ Unions will look toSouthamptonfor guidance, information and support when they consider disaffiliation
- That by helping other Unions around the country who wish to disaffiliate, SUSU will build contacts and relationships with these Unions.
- This improved relationship and contacts with other Unions will aid SUSU in its dealings for its students at national level
- Sabbatical Officers from SUSU often visit other Unions for new ideas on how to improve things for its members anyway
- If another Union wishes to disaffiliate, the Union President, where possible, may commit time and resources to assist thisUniondisaffiliate.
Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy