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 studentengagement@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk. 

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. 

VACANCY: Steering Committee (x 1):
Steering Committee is comprised of two elected student steering members, the Chair, the President, and the Returning Officer. Steering is the committee tasked with deciding the agenda for the coming Council. They meet the week before to discuss whether submissions should make it to the agenda, whether they need to be amended, or whether they require ‘steering’ to another committee first. Steering are also the group responsible for ensuring that an All Student Consultation is held, if called for. If you are interested in running, please email studentengagement@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

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

Submit an item  


Step 2: Amendments 

After the agenda has been published all students are able to read through the items.

If you find an item which you would like to suggest a change to you can submit an amendment. Any student may submit an amendment by clicking the 'submit an amendment' button in the timeline by 10am Monday 1st Week.

Amendments will be sent to the proposer of the agenda item and they may choose to get in contact with you to discuss. By 5pm Monday 1st Week the proposer will have taken the amendment as either 'Friendly' or 'Hostile'.

Friendly means changes are immediate, hostile requires a vote to determine whether the changes will be made to the agenda item. Voting on amendments will be 17:30pm Tuesday - 10am Wednesday 1st Week and only Common Room delegates, SU Campaign delegates, Divisional Representatives, and SU Sabbatical Officers are able to vote.

Step 3: Reports and election nominations

SU Sabbatical Officers, Divisional Representatives, and SU Campaigns all submit written reports either every meeting or every term. These reports will be linked below at 10am Monday 1st Week. Any student may ask them questions about the reports or their work during Student Council meeting.

Council roles are often up for election. Any student can nominate themselves for election by clicking the 'Nominate' in the timeline. Never gone for one before? Now is probably the perfect time to try, so go ahead.

Step 4: Motions and Elections

Finally, at the beginning of the meeting, voting for motions and elections will open. Only Common Room delegates, SU Campaign delegates, Divisional Representatives, and SU Sabbatical Officers are able to vote. If you’d like to be a delegate, ask your Common Room president!

Upcoming Student Council Meeting 


Steering committee

Michael-Akolade Ayodeji

Sabbatical Trustee

Yasmin Poole


Student Council Chair

Umut Onen


Scrutiny Committee

Leon wheeler


Scrutiny CommitteeVACANT 
Steering committee

Inam Teja


Steering Committee

Gabriel Lazar


Returning Officer

Sam Weiss


Elections Committee

Keelan Daye


Elections Committee

If you have any questions about Student Council, please feel free to contact the Chair of Student Council on chair@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk or the Student Engagement team on studentengagement@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

Recent student council meetings


Student Council Minutes Archive