Union Council

Union council logo

What is Union Council?

It's a regular event where any student can raise issues that impact their student experience 

Only elected representatives can vote, but any student can come along and share their views on any issue

Who decides which proposals can be debated at Council?

Council has four zones that focus on specific topics. To find out more about a Zone just click on it's logo below:

Community zone  Education zone    Wellbeing   diversity zone

Each zone has 17 students who consider and debate ideas that you suggest. If your idea could change things for the better, it's put forward to a Council meeting for further discussion and put to the vote.

Any student can submit ideas via Change It or Explain It!. These are then discussed in zone meetings depending on their theme

Education Zone - issues relating to academic experience 

Community Zone - issues relating to democracy, campaigns and political issues 

Wellbeing and Diversity Zone - issues relating to student welfare, support services and liberation campaigns 

Union Zone - issues relating to your Students' Union including student groups 

There are five Union Council meetings each academic year.

You can keep up with all the meetings by visiting our Union Council calendar.

Who can run for Union Council?

Simply, any student! No matter whether you're on a year abroad or a year in industry; whether you're a part-time student or a distance learner; whether you live on or off campus, you can take part. Union Council is fully interactive. It's streamed live so you don't need to miss a thing. You can ask questions on Twitter (@ULSUCouncil), give speeches live via video call and even vote from the other side of the world.


If you're interested then why not come along to our next Union Council meeting. You can find out all the details about this here.

Any questions?

If you have any questions either about Union Council please get in touch with either Carrie Young or Ian Bruce.