Motions were discussed and voted on - find out which passed and which fell.
The latest General Meeting of the year took place via Teams on Thursday 2nd February. As well as hearing updates from the Sabbatical Officers, a number of motions were debated and voted upon. These are summarised (with the result of the vote) below. You can read further information on the motions submitted on the Union meetings page. You'll also find information here on the next meeting on 13th April and how you can submit motions for discussion at this meeting.
Amendment to Buffer Zone Motion for NUS Conference
This motion proposed that the Student Union takes the Buffer Zone Motion to NUS Liberation Conference rather than the NUS Scotland Conference as was previously stated in the motion passed in October 2022.
Support for Student Sex Workers
This motion sought the Students' Union to support student sex workers and actively campaign in support of sex workers' housing rights. This motion also sought proposal to NUS Scotland Conference to make this a priority as part of their work campaigning for student housing.
Clubs and Societies Coronavirus Recovery Motion
This motion proposed changes to Schedule 8, and proposed a temporary period in order to normalise Societies following the affect of Coronavirus. The submitted amendment to the motion (to lower society membership to a core committee) was passed and become part of the substantive motion.
Llama's (and other live animal displays) Removal Motion
This motion sought to cease the use of Llama’s and live animals within Union Events.
Amendments to Standing Orders Motion
The motion proposed various changes to Schedules governing the Students' Union, including Standing Orders that run General Meetings and Vote of No Confidence.