.Representation

Make SUSU the Cat an Honorary President of the Students’ Union (1516P25)

Status: Active | Zone: Democracy

Passed: 02/08/2016 | Lapses: 01/07/2018

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • 1.       That Building 42 is home to a cat, named ‘SUSU’
    2.       That SUSU the Cat has lived in Building 42 for more than a decade
    3.       That SUSU the Cat attracts a great deal of attention on visit days from parents and prospective students
    4.       That cats have nine lives
    5.       That currently there is only one Honorary President of the Students’ Union, namely George Clegg. Rule 1 (The Constitutional Framework), 4.2 (Honorary President) states: ‘This honour is awarded solely to George Clegg, who retired from SUSU in 2009 after 30 years of outstanding service to the Union.’
     
    6.       That making SUSU the Cat an Honorary President of the Union would require a rule amendment to Rule 1
  • 1.       That SUSU the Cat is a much adored animal, revered by many students on a daily basis
    2.       That SUSU the Cat has made an outstanding contribution to the Union, by helping to enrich the lives of students
    3.       That SUSU the Cat should be made an Honorary President of the Students’ Union in light of the incredible contribution that has been made
    4.       That SUSU the Cat is already fulfilling an important duty by being detached from Union politics, thus providing stability and security which is greatly needed in the face of an ever-changing Union
     
    5.       That the impending rebrand has the potential to alienate SUSU the Cat which would be detrimental to her welfare by leaving her isolated and thus not helping to fulfil our objective of being an inclusive Union
  • 1.       To make SUSU the Cat an Honorary President of the Students’ Union
     
    2.       To instruct the Democracy Zone Committee to form appropriate wording for an amendment to Rule 1 to ensure SUSU the Cat is recognised as an Honorary President
  • 1.       The Democracy Zone Committee to form an amendment to Rule 1 to make SUSU the Cat an Honorary President of the Union, in accordance with Resolves 1 and 2 of this policy
    2.       The Vice-President Democracy and Creative Industries to ensure that Mandates 1 is being carried out
     
    3.       The Union President to formally declare the intention to make SUSU the Cat an Honorary President at the launch of the new Union brand in May 2016