Submit Policy to Student Council

Any student can submit motions to Student Council, which would then be debated and voted on to become policy of the Students' Union. This can be in any area that you feel strongly about or that you want to change about City.

What is a Motion?

Motions are policy proposals that are considered at Student Council and Student Members’ Meeting. Any student enrolled at City, University of London can propose or second motions.

You can help to shape the Students' Union policy by submitting a motion, discussing and debating it at Student, and if passed the SU will work on its resolutions and you’ll be able to track progress here.

Writing Your Motion

  1. Give your motion a title.
    The title should provide a concise summary of what the motion is about.
  2. Section one: 'This Union Notes...'.
    This section includes facts and information that can independently be seen to be true.
  3. Section two: 'This Union Believes...'.
    This section contains opinions and things that you consider to be true.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other people may disagree with this section, which can be then discussed and debated at the meeting.
  4. Section three: 'This Union Resolves...'.
    The section outlines what you want City Students' Union to do as a result of the motion.

Submitting Your Motion

Motions are submitted by filling out this form, or by emailing them to studentrep@city.ac.uk or to the Student Council Chair - studentcouncilchair@city.ac.uk. All motions need to be supported by a second City student: your seconder. If you wish to email us your motion, please click here for a motion template.

The proposer of the motion will be expected to give a speech in support of the motion at Student Council, where the motion is discussed. This speech is to provide context and information for students, persuading them to support your motion. Seconders may also give speeches in support or make points from the floor.