Union Council is the highest form of representation at the Students’ Union and is our senior representative body. The Council meets on a monthly basis during term time and was formed to represent the voice of the students. The Council is a platform that informs students about the changes to policies within the Union, and the opportunity to vote on University-wide issues and directs our lobbying approach.
The Council is led by a student Chair, elected by the members of Union Council on an annual basis. Alexi Hickin held this position for the 2020-2021 academic year and the 2021-2022 student Chair will be elected in the first Union Council of the academic year. However, all students are welcome to speak at the Council to raise any relevant issues.
Our three Sabbatical Officers also give a monthly update on what they've been doing and their plans for the upcoming month so students can scrutinise them and hold them to account. Additionally, our eight Executive Officers also provide reports on their work and raise any issues brought forward from the student groups they are responsible for.
Union Council is open to all of our members to attend and participate in the meetings, but we particularly welcome students of colour and Mature students to share their views asthese groups are currently underrepresented at this forum.
Free refreshments are provided at every meeting including Domino's pizza. So not only can you have a major input on the student experience Buckinghamshire New University, but you can also grab yourself some free pizza in the process - what's not to love?!
For more information about Union Council and how you can get involved, please speak to any member of the Sabbatical team or email email@example.com.