In December 2020 we ran a referendum to ask how you, our students, wanted the SU to run. You voted to make a change on all 4 of the proposals, and we have implemented these into our new SU structure. We want to thank everyone who voted and chose to use their voice to implement change at UoGSU. You can see what these changes mean below:
You chose to change the Full Time Officer Roles
The results of the referendum mean that the current President, Education, Welfare and Sports Officers are changing to:
Activities and Opportunities Officer
- Be responsible for clubs, societies and student media groups
- Be responsible for extra-circular activities such as volunteering and meaningful part-time work
- Be responsible for volunteers leading student groups
- Be responsible for UoGSU commercial services and events
Education and Community Officer
- Be responsible for education and research matters
- Be responsible for student representatives
- Be responsible for academic advice
- External communications which don’t sit in another FTO portfolio
- Voice of UoGSU on local community matters
Welfare and Diversity Officer
- Be responsible for welfare matters on campus and beyond
- Champion equality of opportunity, inclusivity and liberation
- Lead on the UoGSU sustainability portfolio
- Support students to develop new relationships on campus
You chose to change the way we govern our elections
Current officers are no longer involved in the election design and setup. This is now lead and organised by the Student Voice Manager, a staff member external to the vote.
This is to help ensure the rules and regulations behind elections create as even a playing field as possible.
You decided the Chair of the Trustee Board should be an External Trustee.
Our Board of Trustee meetings happen 5 times a year to oversee the running of the organisation and ensure that we are working to meet our aims as a charity (to work for the benefit of UoG students!).It had been common practice this was chaired by an external trustee, but it is now written into our constitution.
You chose to remove the ability for Honorary Life Members to vote in SU elections.
You decided that only current UoG students should be able to vote in and influence election and referendum decisions.
Honorary Life Members are still able to use SU facilities and take part in social activities run by the SU. Your voice is powerful