As a Students' Union, we are run for students, by students. Union Council (UC) is the core decision making body of the Union and is made up by students who were chosen in our yearly elections.
Union Councillors are part of the main democratic body of HUU. All Student Officers and Standing Committees are accountable to UC. Union Councillors have the power to mandate change in practice and hold those responsible for decisions to account. Anything that happens in the Union is accountable to UC through each zone, and UC as a whole.
Union Council Can:
How you can get involved:
Stand for an election and become a member of UC!
All of our members (that’s everyone who is a student at the University of Hull) have a right to attend Union Council. Although only those that have been elected can vote’ you can still get involved in the discussions. You can find out when Union Council is held by checking out our events section or looking at your HUU wallplanner that is distributed during Welcome Week.
Who is part of Union Council?
Union Council membership represents a wide cross-section of the student body to ensure as many of our members as possible are involved in the decision making process. The membership of Union Council includes the following:
Find out more about Union Council in this useful handbook.
You can find the papers and minutes for all Union Council meetings here.
Motions passed by Union Council in 2016/17
M.1617-2 Motion to change SO 2006 (Hullfire Newspaper) (passed with one amendment)
M.1617-3 Motion to change SO 2007 (Hullfire Radio) (passed with one amendment)
M.1617-4 Motion to implement the HUU Equality & Diversity Policy (passed with two amendments)
M.1617-8 Motion to change the role of BAME representative to Equality and Diversity representative on the LGBT+ committee (passed with one amendment)
Motions passed by Union Council in 2015/16