Event Description

3rd Week MT18 Student Council

Wed 24 October 2018 17:30-19:30, Lady Margaret Hall, Simpkins Lee Theatre

Elections in Council

The deadline for submitting a nomination is 1pm on the day before the Council meeting.

The Returning Officer is responsible for all things to do with Elections and voting in Oxford SU. In Student Council they look after our electronic voting system and most importantly they are in charge of the Annual SU Elections, handling complaints, setting the rules, and announcing the results!


The Elections Committee (x3) plays a crucial role in ensuring the SU Annual Elections are run fairly and properly. This means making rulings on the use of Social Media and mailing lists during campaigning, the grouping of candidates into slates, and much more.


The Steering Committee is responsible for making sure the business of Student Council is legal and appropriate. They look over the motions submitted by Students, steering them for consultation if needed, and compiling the agenda.


The Scrutiny Committee are elected at the start of Michaelmas Term to serve for the entirety of the academic year. Their job is to interview the Sabbatical Trustees, review the Sabbatical Trustees work and scrutinise them on behalf of Student Council. Once a term the Scrutiny Committee presents Student Council with a report and recommendations for the Sabbatical Team.


The Rules Committee is an important University Committee responsible for making regulations for student conduct, including the regulations concerning behaviour after examinations, rowing on the river, and clubs, sports, societies, and publications. The Committee meets once in Hilary Term and has two spaces for graduate students and three for any student.


Joint SubCommittee of Education Committee with Student Members (JSCECSM) is an important University Committee that meets once per term. The members include the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education, officers from Oxford SU and students. The meetings are very focused on students in general and Oxford SU specifically. Examples of items that could be on the agenda are the annual reports from Student Advice, the Oxford SU Impact Report and the funding of the SU. There are 2 positions available for any Student Member and 1 which must be a Graduate Student Member. This is an annual position.

Meeting Documents

The agenda will be released on the Friday before Student Council

The minutes of the previous meeting will be released on the Friday before Student Council

Nominations will be released after the deadline on Tuesday before Student Council