Last night, Thur 18 Feb, was our Annual Members’ Meeting.
Over 370 students turned up to discuss the direction of the Union, meaning that the meeting reached quoracy (the number of people needed to pass policy) for the first time in 4 years!
Due to people coming and going, we were not quorate all evening, so the motions passed last night will be ratified at the next student council. A range of important, interesting and emotive issues were discussed, and despite a few technical difficulties...
and maybe a few distractions on the Twitter feed...
(By the way, if you’d like the chance to become a student officer and maybe get a Lounge Gold Card of you very own, you can stand for election here any time before 29 Feb).
...it was great to see so many people there!
The evening opened with a discussion of a proposed review of the way Union democracy works. A majority voted in favour of the review, but the two-thirds majority required to change Union byelaws was not achieved, meaning that further consultation is necessary before making any changes.
We are running this survey to consult students on the proposals under the democracy review and understand what changes need to be made to make the proposals work for everyone.
During the second part of the meeting we discussed the motions which had been brought forward by students. The results were as follows:
We ran out of time to discuss all of the motions, so the following motions will be taken to student council:
Well done to ThirdCultureKid society, and Bristol Left who won the student group competition to see who could bring the most members! Thanks to everyone who came!