Next meeting 29th April 2013
The Policy Council is the body of student representatives who have the responsibility for collating policy proposals from the Forums and deciding what happens to them.
Policy Council forms an important part of the organisation as it gives students from all areas of the Association an opportunity to be involved in the policy-setting process.
Policy Council will consider the policy proposals from the Forums and decide what happens to them within the following options:
- The Policy is one which is specifically relevant to the Forum from which it originated and does not contradict any other policy. Therefore, it should be passed and deemed policy of the Association
- The Policy is one which overlaps with another Forum area and contradicts or conflicts with another Policy. Therefore, it should be sent back to the Forum for further discussion/refinement
- The Policy is one which affects all students of the University of Strathclyde as well as the overall policy direction of the Association. Therefore, it should be promoted to a Referendum, where all students have the opportunity to vote on it
The Policy Council is chaired by the Policy & Democracy Officer who will lead representatives through the agenda and policy discussions. If you have any questions about Policy Council, please get in touch here.
Policies are submitted for consideration by each of the Forums
There are currently two policies still awaiting a decision from Policy Council. More policies will be created when the Forums are in session.
|NUS Activities & Development Forum||A policy to ask NUS Scotland to create a forum for Sabbs involved in Activities||Awaiting Council Session|
|Relocation of USSU||A Policy Requiring the Students' Association to support USSU's relocation to the new Sports Centre when it is built.||Awaiting Council Session|
|Support for Malawi||A policy to ensure that the Students' Association takes a more active involvement in supporting Malawian Students||Awaiting Council Session|
|Scrap Trident||A policy requiring the Students' Association to support the "Scrap Trident:Fund Education Demo"||Awaiting Council Session|
Policy lapse occures automatically after a policy has been in place for five years. Policy Council can choose to save policies and if you see a policy that you would like to save, please get in contact with the Policy & Democracy Officer. Due to procedural failure, some policies which should have lapsed in previous years were not actioned. This will be rectified at the first meeting of Policy Council.
|Policy Title||Description||Year passed|
|Reserves of the Sports Union and Clubs & Societies.||Policy confirming the financial procedures of the Sports Union and Club & Societies reserves.||Passed 2005/06|
|AGM for Mid November||Policy confirming the dates in which an AGM would be preferred.||Passed 2005/06|
|Lock out Fees at Jordanhill Campus||Policy confirming the Union's stance on Lock out fees at the Jordanhill Campus||Passed 2005/06|
|SRC - Motion for Strathclyde to stop investing in the Arms Trade.||Policy confirming the Union's stance on the Universities shares in Smith Group, Cobham and GKN.||Passed 2005/06|
|Accountability of the Executive||Policy confirming the Union's position on sabbatical accountability||Passed 2005/06|
|University of Malawi Twinning Motion||Policy requiring the Executive to make a twinning agreement between the Union and the University of Malawi.||Passed 2005/06|
|Charging for course materials||Policy confirming the Union's stance on charging for course materials.||Passed 2005/06|
|Anonymous Marking||Policy re-confirming the Union's stance on anonymous marking.||Passed 2005/06|
|The NUS||Policy requring the Union to perform an referendum on affilation to the National Union of Students. The policy also forbids NUS Sabbaticals and Sabbaticals from other affiliated NUS Unions from campaigning in the elections.||Passed 2005/06|
|Industrial Action by AUT||Policy confirming the Union's stance on the industrial action by AUT.||Passed 2005/06|
|Tutorial Sizes||Policy confirming the Union's stance on maximum tutorial sizes.||passed 2006/07|
|Halls Security||Policy confirming the Union's stance on Halls security.||passed 2006/07|
|USSA bid to support the Glasgow commonwealth games in 2014 bid||USSA's policy on supporting the commonwealth games bid.||passed 2006/07|
|NUS Membership.||Union policy on holding another NUS affiliation referendum.||Passed 2006/07|
|Quotas for house in multiple occupancy licences||Policy confirming the Union's stance on HMO quotas||Passed 2006/07|
|Dignity! Period||Policy supporting the Dignity! Period campaign.||Passed 2006/07|
|Inadequate Library Facilities||Policy confirming the union's stance on Library Facilities.||Passed 2006/07|
|Tution fees for Asylum Seekers||Policy confirming the Union's stance on Tution fees for Asylum seekers.||Passed 2006/07|
|Athletes in the Union 2014||Policy allowing competetors in the Commonwealth games to have temporary membership of the Union.||Passed 2006/07|
|One Water||Policy confirming the Union's support of the One Water campaign.||Passed 2006/07|
|USSA to support the relcoation of USSU||Policy mandating the Executive to support USSU's move from the John Street Campus to the Sports Complex.||Passed 2006/07|
|Mediation for PHD Students||Policy confirming the Union's stance on PHD mediation.||Passed 2006/07|
Agenda's will be posted one week before each meeting. Minutes will be posted within two weeks of the meeting closing.
|26 November 2012||5pm - 7pm||Debates||Agenda||Minutes|
|11 February 2013||5pm - 7pm||Debates||Agenda||Minutes|
|29 April 2013||5pm - 7pm||Debates||Agenda||Minutes|