Student Council

Students with laptops sitting in a row

 

Student Council is the highest student-led representational body at the Students’ Union.

Student Council gives the students the chance to hear what's happening behind the scenes, approve new ideas and policies, put forward suggestions and hold the Elected Officers to account.

 

Who takes part in Student Council?

The council is made up of student leaders (school community organisers, student reps, society committee members, BAME advocates, buddy volunteers and HSU student staff) and occurs five times over the academic year.

Each year, a chair and deputy chair is elected by the council in the first meeting. These students will get training for their positions, and chair the council meetings for the remainder of the academic year.

 

Introduction of the Student Issues Forum

Over past academic years, we've seen engagement grow with Student Council, and on occasions losing its purpose and focus.

We have now introduced Student Issues Forums to address this. This is an opportunity open to all students to join and voice their concerns and feedback. The forums are themed to align with the main issues that students are shouting about. This will allow students to talk constructively and productively about these topics and input into work we do moving forward. They will be hosted by the Elected Officers.

 

Want to submit a montion?

If there's something you want to submit for discussion at our next meeting, please email reps@hertfordshire.su, outlining what it is, why you think it's important to students, and what you want to be done about it moving forward. This can be completed using the following form: Student Council Motion Form 2021-22. Alternatively, you can submit something to our dedicated online feedback collection tool (#HertsEmpowerment) here.

 

 

Deputy ChairMy name is Victoria Udeh. I am studying Msc. Mental Health Nursing, I play multiple sports and I'm fun filled. I have an effective leadership skill and a proven track record of achievement and change in a wide variety of settings and services. Being the Chairperson of the Student Union will aid my own development as well as that of others. One of the deepest secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. My core value is centred on getting everyone involved in all ramification because I represent the interest of students and more importantly, I want everyone to have a memorable year!

 

Maryam Ateeq

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

The date and time of our next meeting is Wednesday 26th January (5-7pm).

^^ If you hold a role as one of the Union's Student Leaders, check your email inbox for an invite! ^^

Agenda

Updates from Zara (VP Education)

Updates from Prosasti (VP Community)

Updates from Junaid (VP Activities)

Updates from Rhi (President)

Summary of the Last Meeting

Past Meetings (2021-22)

Wednesday 1st December

Agenda

Updates from Zara (VP Education)

Updates from Prosasti (VP Community)

Updates from Prosasti, Pt. 2 - Unobuses

Updates from Junaid (VP Activities)

Updates from Rhi (President)

Summary of the Last Meeting

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Thursday 28th October

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Past Meetings (pre 2021-22)

Thursday 29 April 2021

Presentation

Agenda

SC-4 Summary of Previous Meeting

Elected Officers' Year in Review

Summary of Meeting

 

Wednesday 24th March 2021

Presentation

Agenda

SC-4 Summary of Previous Meeting

SC-7.1 President Report (Karthik Kumar Bonkur)

SC-7.2 VP Activities Report (Bobbie Jay)

SC-7.3 VP Community Report (Kayleigh Malone)

SC-7.4 VP Education Report (Saad Raees)

Summary of Meeting

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Presentation

Agenda

SC-4 Summary of Previous Meeting

SC-7.1 President Report (Karthik Kumar Bonkur)

SC-7.2 VP Activities Report (Bobbie Jay)

SC-7.3 VP Community Report (Kayleigh Malone)

SC-7.4 VP Education Report (Saad Raees)

Summary of Meeting

 

Thursday 26th November 2020

Presentation

Agenda

Summary of Previous Meeting

President Report (Karthik Kumar Bonkur)

VP Activities Report (Bobbie Jay)

VP Community Report (Kayleigh Malone)

VP Education Report (Saad Raees)

Summary of Meeting

 

Thursday 29th October 2020

Presentation

Agenda

SC-4.1 Minutes (29.04.20)

SC-5.1 Role Description (Chair of Student Council)

SC-5.2 Candidates for Chair Election

SC-7.1 President Report (Karthik Kumar Bonkur)

SC-7.2 VP Activities Report (Bobbie Jay)

SC-7.3 VP Community Report (Kayleigh Malone)

SC-7.4 VP Education Report (Saad Raees)

Summary of Meeting

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Presentation

Minutes (29.04.20)

 

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Agenda

4.1 Minutes

5.2a Bye-Law 3b – Part-Time Officers

5.2b Proposed amendment to Bye-Law 3b

5.3 Bye-Law 4 - Elections and Referenda

6.1 Rida Shafqat (President) Report

6.2 Muhammad Sajid (VP Activities) Report

6.3 Farhan Rafique (VP Community) Report

6.4 Amy Holloway-Smith (VP Education) Report

8.1 Creating Communities Through Networks (Motion)

8.2 Environmental Policy (Motion)

8.3 Parking on Campus (Motion)

8.4 Campus Accommodation Prices (Motion)

9.1 Security on Campus

Minutes

 

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Agenda

4.1 Minutes

5.2 Bye-Law 4 - Elections and Referenda

5.3 Bye-Law 7 - Licensed Premises Code of Conduct

7.1 Muhammad Sajid (VP Activities) Report

7.2 Farhan Rafique (VP Community) Report

7.3 Amy Holloway-Smith (VP Education) Report

8.1 Wednesday lectures (Motion)

8.2 Group work (Motion)

8.3 Society Inclusion Officers (Motion)

8.4 Smoke-free campus (Motion)

Minutes

8.2b Group work (Motion, amended)

8.3b Society Inclusion Officers (Motion, amended)

 

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Agenda

2.1 SEEC Constitution

2.2 Academic Board Constitution

2.3 Student Council Chair Job Description

6.1 Bye-Law 1 - Governance

6.2 Bye-Law 5 - Societies

7.1 Rida Shafqat (President) Report

7.2 Farhan Rafique (Vice-President Community) Report

7.3 Muhammad Sajid (Vice-President Activities) Report

7.4 Amy Holloway-Smith (Vice-President Education) Report

9.1 White T-shirt Policy

Minutes

 

Motions Passed

Active (2017-now)

Creating Communities Through Networks  |  Passed: 05.02.20

Parking on Campus  |  Passed: 05.02.20

Campus Accommodation Prices  |  Passed: 05.02.20

Group work  |  Passed: 20.11.19

Society Inclusion Officers  |  Passed 20.11.19

White T-shirt Policy  |  Passed: 09.10.19

Introducing an Environmental Officer  |  Passed: 15.05.19

Inclusivity for Jewish Students  |  Passed: 15.05.19

Hearing Loop System in FMM  |  Passed: 08.04.19

Drop the 3 Ds  |  Passed: 08.04.19

More support for Trident Media  |  Passed: 06.02.19

Students' wellbeing in UH Strategy  |  Passed: 12.12.18

Students' Mental Health  |  Passed: 12.12.18

Lapsed (pre-2017)

Campaign Officers  |  Lapsed: March 2020

Crush Underground  |  Lapsed: February 2019

Graphic Designers  |  Lapsed: February 2019

Social Events and Welcome Ceremonies  |  Lapsed: February 2019

 

Interested in this sort of thing? Check out our regulations, policies and governance here. Any questions about anything on this page? Please feel free to contact us.