NUS Referendum (1011P1)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Education

Passed: 25/10/2010 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • Southampton University Students’ Union has not been affiliated to the NUS for many years
  • That the process of deciding to disaffiliate was not clear, with the question considered at referendum and AGM before a final decision was made
  • The question of whether to re-affiliate to NUS has never been put to the members since disaffiliation
  • Holding a NUS referendum was a manifesto pledge of the current Union President
  • That it is fair and democratic to ask the question to all students whether or not SUSU should be affiliated to the NUS
  • A referendum should be held asking students whether the Union should now affiliate to the NUS
  • This referendum should be student led, carrying the normal election rules, with both a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaign.
  • As it was a major manifesto pledge of the Union President, it would be undemocratic to deny students having the choice on whether or not SUSU should be a part of the NUS
  • The referendum should be engaging, democratic, informative & exciting.
  • To hold a referendum on the question of SUSU’s affiliation to NUS
  • To instruct Elections Committee to run the processes of a referendum to be held this term.
  • The final decision should lie jointly with an elected sabbatical or executive officer and the marketing manager.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy