Student Council

Council Meetings

Student Council will meet at 6pm on last Tuesday of a month during the academic year 2017/2018. There are seven scheduled meetings and motions for these must be submitted to the Chair of the Council (sa.chair@abdn.ac.uk) 12 days before the meeting date.

Student Council meetings schedule & deadlines

Meeting date

Deadline for motions

Deadline for amendments

Tuesday 26/09/2017

Thursday 14/09/2017

Thursday 21/09/2017

Tuesday 31/10/2017

Thursday 19/10/2017

Thursday 26/10/2017

Tuesday 28/11/2017

Thursday 16/11/2017

Thursday 23/11/2017

Tuesday 30/01/2018

Thursday 18/01/2018

Thursday 25/01/2018

Tuesday 27/02/2018

Thursday 15/01/2018

Thursday 22/01/2018

Tuesday 27/03/2018

Thursday 15/02/2018

Thursday 22/02/2018

Tuesday 24/04/2018

Thursday 12/04/2018

Thursday 19/04/2018

 

Previous meetings have taken place on Tuesday 25 October 2016, Tuesday 29 November 2016, Tuesday 31 January 2017, Tuesday 21 March 2017 and Tuesday 25 April 2017. The Agendas and Minutes can be found in the resources section at the bottom of the page.

 

Council in a Nutshell

If you are a member of a Standing Committee, you are a member of Council. Liberation and Section Forums have representatives at the Council. Any student may nominate themselves for committee elections that are normally held twice a year, towards the end of the second semester and at the beginning of the first semester.

The elected members attend council meetings to discuss and vote on motions, deciding the focus and direction of AUSA. The Student Council also holds the elected Sabbatical Officers, your Student Leaders, accountable for their work.

The Council Handbook will explain the role and responsibilities of councillors in more detail. This is yet to be updated for 2017/2018.

Any student may submit a motion to the consideration of the Council if they find a set number of supporters. Those students who are not members of the Student Council need to gather 20 students’ signatures in addition to their own. If a non-Councillor wishes to submit an amendment, this requires 50 signatures in addition to the proposer’s. Councillors need 9 supporters for submitting a motion or an amendment.

Anyone who is interested in submitting a motion is encouraged to contact AUSA Reps Team (ausareps@abdn.ac.uk) for advice on the correct format of a motion.

If you have any questions about the Student Council, do not hesitate to the Chair (sa.chair@abdn.ac.uk) or AUSA Representation Team (ausareps@abdn.ac.uk).

 

Chair of Council

Harry Chalklin is the Chair of the Student Council 2017/2018 and happy to answer any enquiries (sa.chair@abdn.ac.uk).

The elected Chair of Council regulates the discussion and makes sure that everyone gets a fair chance to speak and is being respected. The Chair also compiles the Agenda and the reading documents before each Council meeting.