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What is it?
The most important meeting of the year for your KUSU (Kingston University Students' Union) is the Big Student Meeting.
The Big Student Meeting is open to ALL students and is your highest-level policy and decision-making forum.
All students (carrying a valid Kingston ID card) are entitled to attend, participate in discussions and vote on motions (proposed policies). During the meeting students will have the opportunity to view the budget and hear about how the Student Union is spending its money. Students will also be granted access to the annual report of the Students’ Union.
Overall, the event gives students the opportunity to have a say about how the their university and their union works for them.
Bringing a motion to the AGM
Any student may propose a Members’ Motion to the meeting. The function of the Members’ Motion is to allow members to raise a matter that cannot be dealt with by discussing the annual report, audited accounts or budget.
You can propose a motion by:
Submitting your policy change or idea to the President at least 5 University days before the meeting as long as it does NOT follow a course of action that works against the aims and objectives of the Union.
What happens at the meeting?
Motions that have been submitted by students are debated and voted on by other students. Students can vote on the day for the motions of their choice and motions are only passed if they receive enough votes. Student input at the meeting plays a vital role in shaping the Union and its policies.
Topics put forward for student meeting motions include 24-hour libraries; a better student experience; student satisfaction feedback through student representatives; recognition of hidden course costs...the possibilities are endless!
The Big Student Meeting 2012 will take place at the Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill, at 4pm on Tuesday 13th November.