What is the Virtual 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, Students' Forum is attended by all Full-Time and Part-Time Officers who give updates on their current projects, allowing students to scrutinise and add to the work the Officers are engaged in.

This term Students’ Forum is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic so we have worked to move this to an online version whilst still maintaining a meaningful forum for student discussion. Instead of an ‘event’ we’re creating a series of digital content for democratic participation over a period of a few weeks.

Check out the timetable here: 

How can I submit a motion?

You can find our form for submitting motions and some information on how to write a motion here. The dates for submitting a motion in this Students’ Forum are Wednesday 8th April, 12 midday, to Sunday 12th April at 10pm. We will publish the submitted motions the day after closing and there will be a further three days for you to read the motion proposals and submit amendments between Monday 13th April, 12 midday to Wednesday 15th April, midday. Any student may propose an amendment and the Union Chair will then decide if the amendment is accepted or not.

Online voting system

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.

This Students’ Forum motion voting will be open online Thursday 16th April at 10am and Wednesday 22nd April at 5pm

If you have any additional questions or queries about Students’ Forum, motions or voting please email democracy@goldsmithssu.org.