Student Council

People discussing things in a meeting

The Student Council is the main representative body of the Students’ Union and is made up of students who represent a different groups from across the University.

What does Student Council do?

The Student Council discusses and debates issues which are of interest or concern to students. It provides recommendations to the Trustees of the Students’ Union and offers direction to Full-time Officers and holds them to account. It can raise its concerns to and be consulted by the University. All students are welcome to attend and speak at Student Council meetings. Any student may request copies of student council meeting agenda or minutes, to do so email e.rowley@londonmet.ac.uk 

For full details on the role of the Student Council see by-law 3 and part 4 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, part of the SU’s governing documents.

Who is on the Student Council?

Student Rep seats - four per school
These seats will be elected by and from all Student Reps in the school in the first term of each academic year. If you're interested in becoming a Student Rep for your course, please speak to your Course Leader. The election of 24 student reps onto the Student Council will take place during week commencing 2nd and 9th November 2020. 

Society seat
Each society or sports team has the opportunity at the Societies Forum on Thursday 5th November 4pm to nominate a member to take a seat on the Student Council. 

MetSU Executive
All of the elected Full-time and Part-time Officers are part of the Student Council.

Directly elected Student Council members
Each March, a number of students are elected to be part of the Student Council for the following academic year. 

See by-law 3 for full info.
 

If you want to join the Student council in October-November 2020 then your options are (A) become a Student Rep for your course and then put your name forward for one of the 24 seats reserved on the Student Council for Student Reps. Or (B) join/start a society or sports team and become on of its officer i.e. President/Secretary or Treasurer and then attend the societies forum on Thu 5th November 5pm where the Student Council seats reserved for society leaders will be elected. 

Student Council meeting: Wednesday 18th November 4.00-6.00pm

The first Student Council meeting of the year will take place on 18th November. At the meeting elections will take place to elect students to various Students' Union and University Committees. Some of the positions are open to all students while some are ring-fenced and only open to Student Council members. If you would like to be a candidate for any of these positions then follow the below instructions: 


Students' Union Committee opportunities:

Position Who is this open to Term of office Reference / further information
Chair of Student Council Any Student Council member 2020-21 Bye-law 3 section 13-14
Deputy-chair of Student Council Any Student Council member 2020-21 Bye-law 3 section 13-14
Editorial Board member Any student 2020-21 Bye-law 12
Elections Committee member Any student 2020-21 Bye-law 11 section 16
Trustee Board - student undergraduate (UG) seat Any UG student 2 years Memorandum & Article p14 & Bye-law 14
Trustee Board - student postgraduate (PG) seat Any PG student 2 years Memorandum & Article p14 & Bye-law 15


To submit your nomination for Chair, Deputy-chair and Editorial Board click here 

To submit your nomination for the Trustee Board seats and the Elections committee click here 

Deadline: Friday 13th November 10.00am

 

University Committee opportunities:

 

Position Who is this open to Term of office

Reference / further information

Academic Board - UG student seat

Any UG student 2020-21 Academic Board Terms of Reference
Acadmic Board - PG student seat Any PG student 2020-21 Academic Board Terms of Reference
Reasearch & Knowledge Exchange (RKE) Committee Any PG research student (PhD etc) 2020-21 RKE Terms of Reference
Research Degree Sub Committee Any PG research student (PhD etc) 2020-21 RDSC Terms of Reference
School's Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee Any PG research student (PhD etc) 2020-21 School RKE Terms of Reference


To submit your nomination for the Academic Board seats click here 

For more information on the various research committees and to submit your nomination click here 

Deadline: Friday 13th November 10.00am


Key dates 

12th October - 3rd November 2020 - election of Student Reps, one per course. Speak to your Course Leader if you are interested.

Thu 5th November 4.00pm - Societies and sports forum - election of society/sports leaders to the Student Council 

6th-10th November 2020 - election of 24 student reps to the Student Council 

Wed 11th November 4.00-5.30 - Student Council Training session 1 

Thur 12th November 4.00-5.30pm - Student Council training session 2

Wed 18th November 4.00-6.00pm - Student Council meeting 

Wed 9th December 4.00-6.00pm - Student Council meeting

2021

Wednesday 3rd February 4.00-6.00pm - Student Council meeting

Wednesday 24th February 4.00-6.00pm - Student Council meeting

Wednesday 24th March 4.00-6.00pm - Student Council meeting


Please note all the above events will take place remotely via Blackboard Collaborate until further notice. Links will be posted on this site atleast one week before event. Any questions please contact eddie on e.rowley@londonmet.ac.uk