Submit an idea to Council
Any UBU student can put an idea to Council through a "motion". We are a student-led organisation, and this is the strongest way to put your ideas to the democratic test.
Please note, we are a Charity bound by Charity laws! So to ensure motions are achievable and fit our existing policies, Council Advisory Committee checks them. If there are concerns about legality or achievability of a motion we will work with you to fine-tune it and make it a realistic proposition. We can try to gather evidence in support of your point, build a team of volunteers (because someone is going to have to carry out the policy!), and arrive at resolutions that UBU can effectively work towards and achieve. Then your motion goes to the meeting to be debated and voted on, after which, if approved, it is our policy for 5 years.
The deadline for submission is a week before each meeting, but to avoid rejection by the Advisory Committee, we urge you to get in touch before that so we have time help you as described above. Motions must have a proposer and seconder, and fifteen "assenters". Assenters are students who want the motion to be discussed, but need not neccessarily agree with the content. All must be current UBU students and provide their UB number.
What does a UBU Council member do?
|Matthew Bulman||Exec: Inclusion|
|Elina Kaha||Exec: Enviro&Ethics|
|Lucy Fleming||Exec: RAG|
|Samera Shabir||Student Affairs sabb|
|Abdulraouf Abdussalam||Education sabb|
|Inshaal Ahmad||Community&Activities sabb|
|Zain Abdin||Sports&Wellbeing sabb|
Obviously all rather disrupted due to lockdown, we will be publishing dates once they have been finalised. Meetings will be online in the first instance, and we will make special arrangements for any non-members wishing to observe (so please ask).
UBU members are welcome to consult the minutes of previous Council meetings. Please email email@example.com to request these. We plan to make them all available directly online in the future, following our forthcoming website revamp. For now, they are available through Sharepoint for all Council members.