When are Student Council meetings?
Student Council usually takes place once a month during term time, from 4pm to 6pm, both online and in-person (hybrid).
If you plan to attend in person, please visit the SU office, located next to East Park Deli in The Spark. If you plan to attend online, the link can be found here.
The meetings scheduled for the 2023/2024 academic year are:
Wednesday 6th December
Wednesday 7th February
Wednesday 6th March
Wednesday 24th April
More about Student Council
An official student council meeting is where decisions are made, ones that require a formal vote and record: budget approvals, changes to the constitution or other policies, verifying officer election results.
The Student Council is made up of elected representatives from across the university. These are:
The four Solent Students' Union Sabbatical Officers
The SU Volunteer Officers: Environmental Officer, Mature Officer, Postgraduate Officer, Trans+ Officer, Warsash Maritime Liasion Officer, Womens Officer, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer, and Religion and Faith Officer
Faculty Reps: Business, Law and Digital Technologies
Student Voice Coordinator to clerk the meeting
A student to be the Chair of Student Council
Motions that passed
These are the motions that were passed during the student council meeting on Wednesday 8th November:
Motions passed at Student Council direct the work of the SU. You just need a proposer and a seconder to send a motion to Student Council for discussion, and any student can do it.
To submit a motion, please click here.
If you’d like to know more about the format of Council motions, or have other questions about submitting one, email Joshua.Whale@solent.ac.uk.
Debates and amendments
After a motion is introduced by its proposer, there is an opportunity for questions about it and debate. Amendments to motions can be submitted in advance of the meeting. More detail about this is available in the our by-laws.
Substantial amendments must be submitted to Josh.Whale@solent.ac.uk by noon on the day of the Council meeting, except in the case of amendments to emergency motions which may be submitted up until the start of the meeting.
Any student can submit an idea to the SU by using the ideas list above. If the idea gets more than 10 votes/likes, this will then be discussed at the next Student Council meeting.