Students' Forum

Students' Forum is the democratic forum put in place so that every student can suggest and influence key policies that shape the Union.

Students' Forum- 22/01/2020

Support for Reproductive Justice (Trigger warning: Abortion)

Support for Reproductive Justice (Trigger warning: Abortion)

Liberation room as a safe space for liberation groups

Liberation room reform

Establish a Functioning Complaints Procedure

To establish a functional complaints procedure in the SU

Students' Forum is the space for Goldsmiths students to suggest and influence key policies that shape the Union and our work. Held regularly throughout the year, the Students' Forum 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 and debated by every student at the meeting. All motions will then go online to be voted on by the whole student body. 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.

SU President Joe Leam submitting a motion at Students' Forum in October 2019

Students' Forum dates coming soon...

Submit a Motion

Motions are policy proposals which can be submitted for consideration at Students' Forum, 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.

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 Forum.

Amendments to Motions

Motions are published before Students' Forum, and if you disagree with all or part of the motion you can attend Students' Forum and speak or vote against it.

Any student may propose an amendment and will be given time at the Students' Forum to outline why they believe it is necessary to make the amendment. The Union Chair will then take a vote from attendees at the Forum to see if the amendment is accepted or not.