This week was the first meeting of our Student Council, the body responsible for holding the elected officers to account, and setting the political direction of our organisation through the writing and approval of student policies.
From the Officer reports:
Olesea Matcovschi, President, updated that she had been working on a wide range of areas, including:
- Improving conditions for Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Putting together the business case for Power-Nap Pods
- Reinstating cocktails into CityBar
- Understanding the communities that exist at City
Malek Arab, Vice President Education, updated that he had been working on:
- Islamophobia Awareness Month events
- Writing the business case for a free printing offering on campus
- Working to ensure exam timetables were released on time for January exams
- Welcome Receptions for Programme Reps
Student Council voted to pass the following policies:
- Creating the Bye-Laws of City, University of London Students’ Union
This Policy looks to adopt the newly introducted bye-laws of City Students' Union formally, since it's incorporation into a separate legal entity from the University in August. The bye-laws are able to be seen here.
- Creating a Physical Space for the Graduate School
This Policy looks to campaign for the University to introduce a separate communal space for Graduate students, including a one-stop space for information. This looks to enhance and build the Graduate Community by working with the University's Graduate School.
- Introducting a Postgraduate Taught Officer
This Policy looks to separate the role of Graduate School Officer into a Postgraduate Research Officer and create a new Postgraduate Taught Officer to the Students' Union's Executive Committee. Both of these new Officer positions will be elected in our Main Leadership Elections, happening in February and March.
You can find a copy of the full papers from the meeting, including reports and motions, here.
The next Student Council meeting will be taking place in B200 from 5pm on Tuesday 6th February.