Student Council - How it Works

What is Student Council?

Our Student Council is your voice within your Union, to set our direction and campaign for the change you want to see on and off campus.
There are seventy seven students on this representative body in total, who fall into the following groups:

Your Student Council is the boss.  It is the group that decides on what stance the Union takes on issues such as Brexit and Marriage Equality. 

Your elected Student Officer report to Council so that you can influence and have input into what they are doing on your behalf, and Council appoints students to influential committees such as the University Senate and Societies Committee that grants funding to societies across the University.

Does it really work?

The short answer is yes!  In 2017-18 council passed over forty motions all relating to your university experience, from the type of food we offer in our catering facilities, to supporting innovative recycling processes and to ensuring that the union will run consent workshops throughout the year for all students.

We have reps from Council that sit on the University Senate and other UU committees that make decisions about your degree, finances, disciplinaries – the things that matter.  Be part of it.

Getting Involved

Nominations to be part of Student Council are now closed but open at the start of each academic year. 

Your Student Councillors
Student Officers
The seven students who have been elected to represent you on a full time basis. Check them out over on the officer profile page - here!
Whilst they are mebers of Student Council - they also report to it, and are held accountable to students through this body.

Students' Union Representatives

These seats are for our students involved in other areas of the SU, they are elected at each of their own student forums at the start of Semester 1 - one from each campus:

  • Sports Representative

  • Academic Representative;

  • Society Representative.

  • Open Campus Seats

Campus Representatives 

Ten students from each Campus. 

Student Groups

Our student groups have been identified as students who have traditionally been under-represented within UUSU: 

  • One International Student Representatives per campus;

  • Two Post Graduate Representatives; one taught post graduate student; one research post graduate student;

  • Two Part-time/ Distance learner Representative;

  • Two student parent/carer representatives;

  • Two Black/Minority Ethnic Representatives;

  • Two disabled students representatives;

  • Two mature students representatives;

  • Two LGBT representatives.

Who represents you!?
Student Council



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