Submit an idea to Council
Anyone can put an idea to UBU Council through a "motion". To understand how to create an effective motion, please visit Student Voice (the green area in UBU!) where the Council Advisory Committee will work with you to gather evidence, build a team of volunteers, 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 proposed motion 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" — who agree to its being discussed (but need not neccessarily agree with the content). All must be current UBU students and provide their UB number.
The Council Advisory Committee has the task of setting the agenda for meetings, and may advise you about ways of making your motion effective. It must also veto any motions which would be illegal, impossible, or bring us into disrepute, in line with our governance as a Charity.
What does a UBU Council member do?
|Matthew Bulman||Exec: LGBT|
|Itannaola Michael Alakija||Exec: BME|
|Rafic Sukar||Exec: Disabilities|
|Omair Alam||Exec: Inclusion|
|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|
Please note that each set of minutes is draft until approved at the following meeting.
Also note that one of these meetings (to be confirmed) will be held in Bradford City Chambers, and the start time for this will change to 5:30 p.m.
UBU members are welcome to consult the minutes of previous Council meetings. Please email email@example.com to request these. We hope to make them all available directly online in the future.