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.
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.
Paper 1. AGM 2016 Minutes
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 10. Make USW Accessible
Paper 11. Wednesday Timetabling
Paper 12. A Fairer Deal
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.