WHY IS THE AGM IMPORTANT TO ME?
Whether it is debating and adopting policy or mandating the Exec Officers to campaign on specific issues, the AGM is an opportunity for you to have your say on the direction of the Students’ Union.
As well as this, the AGM is an opportunity for students to scrutinise the work of elected officers and to ensure that they are fulfilling the promises they made during their election campaign. The Board of Trustees also submits a report which means you will be able to see how decision-making at every level of the Students’ Union has impacted on you, the student body.
Decisions made at AGM can have a massive impact on your experience as a student, so make sure you come along and have your say.
The Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose actions are shaped by student Officers and student-created policy. Since every student at USW is a member of USWSU, every USW student has a say in how the Union is run.
We asked you to submit your big ideas, these, along with the Union Accounts, Auditors, Affiliations and Budget were presented, debated and then voted on at AGM.
Paper 1 - AGM 2015 Minutes - View
Paper 2a - Audited Accounts 2016 - View
Paper 2b - Notes to the Accounts 2016 - View
Paper 3 - Impact Report 15/16 - View
Paper 4 - Approval of the budget - View
Paper 5 - Appointment of Auditors - View
Paper 6 - Affiliations - View
Paper 7 - 'Stop the AGM being held on Holidays!' - View
Paper 8 - 'Having a Seperate Transgender Campaign Officer' - View
Paper 9 - 'Help International Students Get Fair Pay within the Union' - View
Paper 10 - 'We Need Access Through the Sidegate' - View
Paper 11 - 'No More than 3 Main Exams' - View
Paper 12 - 'Accessible Water and Kitchen Facilities on Campus' - View
Paper 13 - 'Open USWSU jobs to Non-UK EU Applicants' - View
Paper 14 - 'Swimming in trophies, drowning in costs!' - View
Paper 15 - 'Fair Pay for Skilled Student Workers' - View
Paper 16 - 'Michael Lewis Foundation Award' - View
Paper 17 - 'Harambe the New Mascot of USWSU!' - View
Paper 18 - 'Mental Health and Disabled Student Services Streamlined' - View
184 students attended the Annual General Meeting in 2015, it marked the first ever USW Students’ Union Annual General Meeting to reach quoracy!
A number of successful ideas were passed at the AGM and implemented successfully into Union or University Policy. Find out more about the changes created through last year's AGM by clicking the link below.