It was great to see such a good turnout for the General Meeting on Thursday 6th February.
At the meeting, 2 new members of the Elections Committee were elected, and the following motions were passed:
A project has been undertaken by the Constitutional Working Group to overhaul the Constitution and Schedules and bring them into line with current policy. This bill was passed, meaning the changes proposed by the CWG will now be taken forward for further approval by the Union Trustee Board and the University.
To establish the role of the Arts Officer, an executive officer who will sit within the Union’s Communities Zone, in accordance with the relevant officer profile. They are responsible for ensuring the interests of all existing (SUDS, SULMS, SMT, Art, Creative Writing) and new Arts Societies, founded on a close working relationship with representatives of each.
- Motion to Protect Trans Rights and Support GRA Reform
A signature on behalf of Stirling Student’s Union will be added to the ‘Together’ letter as a show of solidarity with Transgender people and students across Scotland. Also, the LGBT+ equalities officer will campaign on the GRA Reform issue and help raise awareness of the difficulties facing Transgender people.
In order to maintain consistency within our Students’ Union, the Equalities Steering Group will be renamed to align with our other Zone Meetings.
That the National Union of Students must push for further spending and prioritisation of mental health support at all universities, including training for both academic and non-academic staff, to ensure that this crisis is met head-on. This motion will now be taken to the NUS conferences.
- Effective Union Representation Motion (Amended)
The “Save Our Student Union/ Union Political Participation Policy” Motion will be repealed to return the political capacity of the Student Union and its Officers. The “Union Officer Neutrality” will be repealed and replaced with the wording provided in the amended motion.
To read more about the meeting included the full submitted motions, click here.