The University of South Wales Students’ Union Annual General Meeting takes place every year and all students are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are a student at USW then you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union.
 

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.

 

AGM 2018

This year's AGM will take place on Thursday 25th January at 6pm in Eclipse at the Students' Union in Treforest. Please make sure you bring your Student ID card on the day. 

We asked you to submit your big Ideas, these, along with the Union Accounts, Auditors, Affiliations and Budget will be presented, debated and then voted on at AGM. Download the agenda and have a good read of all of the below papers before the AGM so that you can make an informed vote.  

 

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Paper 1. AGM 2016 Minutes

Paper 2a. Annual accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017

Paper 2b. Glamorgan Student Letting Limited Accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017

Paper 2c. Supporting paper end of year 2017

Paper 3. Appointment of Auditors for 2017/18

Paper 4. Revised Budgets 17-18

Paper 5. Affiliations

Paper 6. Impact Report

Paper 7. School Back Gate

Paper 8. Library 24 Hours Access

Paper 9. First Aid Training for Society Committees

Paper 10. Make USW Accessible

Paper 11. Wednesday Timetabling

Paper 12. A Fairer Deal

 

Download all AGM 2018 Papers.

 

Any member of the Students' Union is allowed to question the Union's audited accounts. To do so, just download this form and follow the instructions. Similarly, students are entitled to challenge the budget. If you would like to do so all you need to do is download and follow the instructions on this form

Members who have questions to the Accounts or challenges to the Budget must submit them, in writing, no later than 5pm on Tuesday 23rd January. Items can be addressed to: Membership Services Manager, USWSU, Forest Grove, Treforest. CF37 1UF or sent, from your University email account only to rhiannon.jones@southwales.ac.uk.

 

CAN'T GO BUT WANT TO VOTE?

Decisions made at AGM will affect every student at USW, but not every student will be able to attend. That's why you're allowed to vote by proxy. That means if you can't make it to the meeting, but feel passionately about one or more of the issues being discussed, you can register your vote beforehand. All you need to do is download and follow the instructions on this form. You must return the form no later than 5pm on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018.

 

DON'T WANT OTHERS TO SEE HOW YOU VOTE?

Agenda Items at AGM are usually passed by a show of hands. However, we understand that some issues will be contentious and others might be too close to call. If you want any of the votes to take place via a ballot, instead of a show of hands - all you need to do is download and follow the instructions on this form. You must return the form no later than 5pm on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018. 

 

REGISTRATION & TRANSPORT

The AGM is open to all USW students, you do not have to have been previously involved in any Union activities. Pre-register for the AGM below, doing so will ensure speedy entry, front row seats and perhaps extra leg room! All students requiring free transport from Cardiff and Newport must register online before 5pm on the 23rd January.

 

 

AGM 2016

A fantastic 12 motions were submitted and debated which included the Michael Lewis Foundation Award, honoring the memory of one of USW’s students and Ieuan Denton’s call for more support, awareness and streamlining of Mental Health and Wellbeing services.

Read more about the 2016 AGM in our blog

 

AGM 2015

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.