SUSU’s Annual General Meeting will take place on May 17th, it was announced earlier this week.
The AGM is the highest decision-making body in SUSU — with every student being invited and encouraged to attend. Anyone who does attend is then able to vote and sway decisions about the way the union is run.
What is more, anyone can propose a Motion to be discussed at the AGM. At last year’s AGM, proposals to support “Take Back Parliament” and to set up a SUSU Housing Agency were lobbied, as well as the contentious debate on whether AU Clubs should be allowed to host their AGM’s in a venue that serves alcohol.
Motions can be on anything you that students feel matters, be it the quality of education, accommodation, finance, social events, clubs, society, volunteering – or even if the Sabbatical team should have to jump into the stream running through campus.
The deadline to submit a motion is May 9th.
However, for a motion to stand, the AGM needs to have at least 250 students in attendance. Both last year’s AGM and this year’s Emergency General Meeting (EGM) regarding the Student Leader Elections failed to reach this figure.
This year, Charlotte Woods, VP Media & Communications is conducting an “AGM Steering Group”, for any student with ideas about how to best conduct and advertise the AGM – anyone wishing to be involved should email her at email@example.com.
Any motion that’s passed at the AGM becomes SUSU policy, meaning the officers would have to act upon it. To find out more about writing your own motion, email SUSU President Billy Fitzjohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wessex Scene will be live-blogging at the event in a month’s time, as well as bringing you the build up to the event.