Student Assembly is the forum for Goldsmiths students to suggest and influence key policies that shape the Union and our work. Held regularly throughout the year, the Assembly is attended by all Full Time and Part Time Officers who give updates on their current projects, allowing students to monitor and hold to account the Officers that they elected.
This meeting is also the home of change, where any student can bring forward a motion (an agenda of action for the Union to act upon) to be discussed, debated and voted on by every student at the meeting. If passed, motions become policies: see our list of existing policy.
If you want to see a change in the Union this is the place to make it happen.
***Student Assembly Handbook***
Submit a Motion
Motions are policy proposals which can be submitted for consideration at Student Assembly, where they are discussed, debated and voted on. If passed, they become Students' Union policy and shape the work we do. Click here to find out more about submitting a motion.
The deadline for submitting your motion is one week before the next Student Assembly.
If you have missed this deadline your motion may be submitted as an Emergency Motion six hours prior to the start time of the meeting, and the Union Chair will decide whether or not the motion will be brought to the Assembly.
Amendments to Motions
Motions are published before Student Assembly, and if you disagree with all or part of the motion you have two options: you can attend Student Assembly and speak or vote against it, and or you can submit an amendment to change part of it.
Amendments to motions can only be submitted via this online form.
Any student may propose an amendment and will be given time at the Assembly to outline why they believe it is necessary to make the amendment. The Union Chair will then take a vote from attendees at the Assembly to see if the amendment is accepted or not.