Everything you need to know ahead of the Students’ Forum: 27th Nov 2019

What is the Students’ Forum?

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.

Details

27th November 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Goldsmiths Students' Union Venue (top floor of the SU building)

Live stream will also be available on the Goldsmiths SU Facebook page.

You can also follow along via updates on Twitter.

Agenda

You can find the agenda for the upcoming Students’ Forum here.

Motions Submitted

  1. Transfer Strike Money from Student Facing Activities to the Student Hardship Fund (Proposer: Robert Munton)
  2. Safer Library, Safer Campus (Proposer Bobby Liow)
  3. An open space for weekly well-being events (Proposer: Ta-Chun Huang)
  4. Students Stand with striking staff (Proposer: Full-Time Officer team)

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 Assembly to see if the amendment is accepted or not.

Emergency motions - how to submit

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. Emergency motions have to be genuinely urgent, not simply because you missed the deadline. In your submission of an emergency motion, you need to justify why it can’t simply be heard at the next Forum. To submit an emergency motion email democracy@goldsmithssu.org using the same ‘Notes/Believes/Resolves’ as regular motions.

New online voting system

The day after each Students’ Forum we will open each motion to online voting. The voting will be open to anyone who is a student at Goldsmiths University and each motion will need a minimum of 100 students voting to be legitimate. The motions will be available for voting for seven days.

This Students’ Forum motion voting will be open online 12.01pm 28th November 2019 until 12.01pm 4th December 2019. If you have any additional questions or queries about Students’ Forum, motions or voting please email democracy@goldsmithssu.org.