Guild Council papers for 4th June 2015

Agenda

Minutes

Reports

Elections

Your Ideas Comments and Voting Open

‘Your Ideas’ takes suggestions from the student body and puts them up for students to vote and comment on online on the Guild website. Voting remains open until this Friday, the 2nd.

The Officer team looks at each idea suggested and if a particular idea gets over 200 votes and over 50% positive votes they are mandated to discuss it, but may look into an idea anyway if it is particularly popular or were already considering it.

Major ideas currently being voted on include installing solar panels on University buildings, allowing food and hot drinks in the new library (sharing some goals with the ‘Free the Tea’ campaign currently being run by several Guild Officers), and a Meal Plan credit rollover.

Particularly popular ideas included disaffiliation of the Guild from the Castle Cars taxi service, allowing printing credits to be topped up online, and introducing microwaves to eating areas on campus.

Particularly unpopular (less than 50% positivity) ideas currently include making group study rooms in the library for larger groups only, an idea suggesting improvements to food at Joe’s Bar, and a night of Egyptian Shaaby music.

Motions

Passed

Failed

Withdrawn

Deferred

a) EU Motion
Proposed by: Joe Armer
Summary: For the Guild to campaign and support the UK remaining in the EU
b) HE Policy Motion
Proposed by: Joe Armer
Summary: To make clear what our policy is on education funding and to add it additional information about beliefs on student loans and grants
c) Puppy Day Motion
Proposed by: Wadim Wesolek
Summary: To declare every day a Puppy Day
d) Guild Council Availability
Proposed by: Wadim Wesolek
Summary: To provide a procedure for removing Guild Councillors form post.
e) Independent SGX
Proposed by: Wadim Wesolek
Summary: To make Student Groups Executive an independent body from Guild Council.
f) Referenda
Proposed by: Poppy Wilkinson
Summary: To change the current quorum for all Referenda referring to Governance changes.
g) Recognition
Proposed by: Ed Sainsbury
Summary: Mandating VPAD and ADO Elect to consider adding a Staff Recognition Award to Guild Awards

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