The next Student Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 30th January (3rd Week HT24). The deadline for motions will therefore be 1pm on Thursday 25th January. There are currently no vacanices for elections within Student Council - you can see who currently hold these roles below.
We prefer to host Student Council in your colleges - if you'd like to host us next time, please get in touch. It's a great way to show your college to others, and it makes it super easy for you to attend!
Student Council will also take place on:
- Tuesday 27th February (7th Week HT24)
- Tuesday 7th May (3rd Week TT24)
- Tuesday 4th June (7th Week TT24)
Documents for 7th Week Mt23
minutes, Agenda, and Appendices
Past Student Council meetings
You can see the minutes of past Student Council meetings, as well as all reports and details from this year's meetings, in the archive below.
Student Council Archive
What is Student Council?
Student Council is like the parliament of the Oxford student body. Any student can come along, submit motions, and make your voice heard on issues that are important to you. There are 250+ members of Student Council who vote on the motions - these are elected representatives from every Common Room, division, and Campaign. To make sure the members representing you are up-to-date, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who attends Student Council?
Any student can attend Student Council and voice their opinions on the topics being discussed. However, only Common Room delegates, SU Campaign delegates, Divisional Representatives, and SU Sabbatical Officers are able to vote. This ensures that the voters are always representative of the whole collegiate student body.
Common Rooms are responsible for keeping their delegate list with us up-to-date. Please email email@example.com to do this.
what is the student council timeline?
Step 1: Submitting agenda items
Agenda items can be many things: a motion to create policy, a motion to mandate an officer, a student project proposal, or a topic for general discussion. Any student may submit an agenda item by clicking the 'Submit an item' button below. The deadline to submit an agenda item is 13:00 on Thursday, the week before the Student Council meeting.
Submit an item
Step 2: Submitting election nominations
Student Council itself is run collaboratively by SU staff and student leaders.You don't need any experience at all to run - these roles are designed for beginners.
You can nominate yourself for a role up until 14:30 the day of a Student Council meeting. You can nominate yourself below, however, there are no vacancies currently for 3rd Week HT24:
Any student who takes on a role within Oxford SU's democratic structures this year will receive a professional certificate that can be used for job applications and to record your experience. You will also be able to use SU staff as a professional referee for jobs or further study, and we'll be happy to provide LinkedIn recommendations.
Step 3: student council!
Student Council takes place on Tuesday of 3rd week and 7th week every term.
In a Student Council Meeting, you will:
- Hear reports from the SU Sabbatical Officers, Divisional Representatives, and Campaigns. You can ask them questions and make sure they're representing your interests.
- Debate on the motions submitted by students.
- Hear from candidates for the roles in Student Council.
Voting members will also:
- Vote on the motions submitted by students.
- Vote for the candidates for the roles in Student Council.
Step 4: What's next?
After Student Council, the results of the votes will be published to all students. Any motions which passed will immediately become active in the SU - staff and Sabbatical Officers will work to implement the new policies, complete the new mandates, and fund the new Projects.
And then we do it again!
If you have any questions about Student Council, please feel free to contact the Chair of Student Council on firstname.lastname@example.org or the Student Engagement team on email@example.com
You can also see the full rules of Student Council on this page.
current committee members