While social distancing guidelines are in place, we are moving Student Council online! It may look and feel a little different, but we’ve worked hard to ensure all students can still have their voices heard, contribute items to the agenda, stand for election, hold SU officers to account, and continue to shape the work of Oxford SU.
So, here's how it works;
Step 1: Nominations and Submitting agenda items
We still need Council roles! Nominations are open (see role descriptions below). Any student can nominate themselves for election by clicking the 'Nominate' button below or in the timeline. Never gone for one before? Now is probably the perfect time to try, so go ahead.
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 and item' button below or in the timeline.
Step 2: Amendments
After the agenda has been published, at 5pm Friday 4th Week, all students are able to read through the items, make comments, join in the discussion, and ask questions in the comment boxes below the item content. Please do state your College and, if you wish, your pronouns when you first comment on an item.
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 Tuesday 5th 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 Tuesday 5th 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 10am - 5pm Wednesday 5th Week and only Common Room delegates, SU Campaign delegates, Divisional Representatives, and SU Sabbatical Officers are able to vote.
Step 3: Reports and questions
SU Sabbatical Officers, Divisional Representatives, and SU Campaigns will all be submitting written, and were possible video, reports. These reports will be linked to from the agenda below at 10am Tuesday 5th Week. Any student may ask questions by posting a comment in the comments section of the report.
The timetable for reports is shown in the table below
|SU Sabbatical Officers
Class Act Campaign
|International Students' Campaign,
It Happens Here
|Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE),
Suspended Students' Campaign
|Social Sciences UG,
Social Sciences PG
|Medical Sciences UG,
Medical Sciences PG
Nominations for elections in council will also be published in the agenda below at 10am Tuesday 5th Week. Any student may ask questions of the candidate by commenting the comment section of their nomination.
Step 4: Motions and Elections
Finally, 10am - 23:50pm on Thursday 5th Week voting for motions and elections will open. Only Common Room delegates, SU Campaign delegates, Divisional Representatives, and SU Sabbatical Officers are able to vote.