A petition is a formal written request signed by many people about a particular cause. If you want to run a petition you need to speak with the Union so a secure petition can be set up.
A secure petition is run via the Union on the website, or / and, signed in-person at the SU Welcome Desk to ensure that only current City students sign in response to your cause. In short, you need your student number and card to sign.
You can organise a secure petition for the following:
- To call for a referendum for a vote of no confidence in a Students' Union Officer(s);
- To call for a referendum for all students to vote on an issue;
- To call for a Student Members’ Meeting (otherwise known as an Annual General Meeting);
If you'd like to submit a secure petition, get in touch with the Representation and Democracy Team to find out how your petition will work.
All you need to do is email our team on StudentRep@city.ac.uk and send over your request to submit a petition. You’ll be invited to have a meeting with Students’ Union staff who will be supporting you throughout the process.
How many students need to sign a petition?
- A petition calling for a referendum for a vote of no confidence requires at least 300 Student Members to sign.
- A petition calling for a referendum for all students to vote on an issue requires at least 300 Student Members to sign.
- A petition calling for a Student Members’ Meeting requires at least 150 Student Members to sign for it to be valid (submitted at least 15 working days’ ahead of the Assembly).