27th January 2020

Our Policies

Through decisions made by students, we have a number of policies that impact on the way we run our Students’ Union.

Our policies are here to ensure that the values which students feel are important, such as the environment, equal rights, and education funding, are reflected all the way through the SU. Here you will find current Students’ Union Policy which has been established by Referenda or Students’ Union Council. These policies remain valid until the first Students’ Union Council meeting in the third academic year after it has been adopted.

  1. Policy proposals
  2. Policy due for review
  3. Officer responsibilities
  4. Current policies

Policy proposals

When a student wants to propose a new policy idea before it can go to Students' Union Council for a decision it must be available for all students to view and consider for at least 10 working days. The SU President is responsible for new policy proposals, and will be in touch with advice and guidance about any new policy proposed.

You can read more about the Policy process in Students’ Union Bye-Law 3 on SU Council.

If you would like to propose any SU Policy ideas, or an amendment to a Policy proposal under consideration, you can do so using one of the forms below. You can also get in touch at sucouncil@sheffield.ac.uk for more support on the policy process.

Policy Proposal: Decolonising the Curriculum - Women's Officer, Lily Grimshaw and Education Officer, Ellie Lynas

Policy Proposal: Sustainable Procurement - Material Science and Engineering Councillor, Lauren Levine, and Development Officer, Jordan Weir

Submit a Policy Proposal Submit a proposal for amending a Policy Proposal

Policy due for review

When a policy is due to be renewed, Student Executive Committee (your 8 Officers) are required to review the policies and recommend to Students’ Union Council that they should be either renewed without amendment for up to three years, amended or allowed to lapse.

Amendments to policy can be agreed by referendum or by Council, but in either case the proposed policy change has to published on the Students’ Union website and circulated to members of Council in advance, so that students are given the opportunity to comment and submit alternative proposals.

Officer responsibilities

Officers are required to allocate responsibilities for each current Students’ Union policy and prepare proposals for action to be taken in support of the policy, which shall be submitted for approval to the first meeting of Council and then to report on action taken at later meetings.

If you are interested in getting involved with a particular Policy email us for more information at sucouncil@sheffield.ac.uk. Funding is also available for students who want to take action in support of an SU Policy.

Current Policies

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