Submit an idea to Council
Any student who is a member of UBU can put an idea to UBU 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 many laws! To ensure that motions are actually achievable and fit within our existing policies, the Council Advisory Committee checks them before sending them on to Council. If they have concerns about the legality or achievability of a motion they will be delighted to work with you to fine-tune it and make it a realistic proposition. This can be a hugely productive part of the process. We will work with you 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 a series of resolutions that UBU can effectively work towards and achieve. Then your motion goes to the meeting to be debated and democratically voted on, after which, if approved, it becomes our policy for five years.
You can discuss a motion you have in mind by contacting the Council Advisory Committee. There is a deadline for submission to meetings of a full week beforehand, but we urge you to get in touch well before that so we can help you as described above. Motions must have a proposer and seconder, and fifteen "assenters" — students who sign up that they agree to its being 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: LGBT|
|Itannaola Michael Alakija||Exec: BME|
|Rafic Sukar||Exec: Disabilities|
|Maria Battul||Exec: Women|
|Gemma Jackson||Exec: PostGrad|
|Stavros Giotis||Exec: International|
|Ismail Amin||Exec: Enviro&Ethics|
|Ryan Bryan||Activities Chair|
|Elina Kaha||Activities C.Rep|
|Ayman Malik||Activities C.Rep|
|Peter Anderson||Sports Chair|
|Emelia Quinn||Sports C.Rep|
|Edward Cook||Sports C.Rep|
|Faiz Ilyas||Student Affairs|
|Maria Battul||NUS delegate (W)|
|Ismail Amin||NUS delegate|
UBU members are welcome to consult the minutes of previous Council meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request these. We hope to make them all available directly online in the future.