Your Students’ Council is made up of voluntary, elected Student Reps and your Full Time Elected Officers. Every member of the Students’ Council represents the views of a different community at UCLan, and are elected by students, for students every year.
Council Members represent your views and debate constructively on key issues at meetings. They also check that your Full Time Elected Officers are keeping standards high across the Students’ Union!
The Students’ Council votes on Union policy (submitted through Your Big Ideas) and ensures that existing policies are put into action. Each Big Idea approved by the Council, is then Union policy which lasts three years.
Elections to become a member of your Students’ Council take place in March for the following year.
The Council meets three times a year, and everyone is welcome. If you’re not a member of the Students’ Council and you’d like to attend, or you’d like to find out more about how to become a member of the Council, get in touch at email@example.com.
Liberation & Section Reps
Your Students’ Union has a team of five Liberation and five Section Representatives:
- Women Students’ Representative
- Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) Students’ Representative
- Disabled Students’ Representative
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB) Students’ Representative
- Trans* Students’ Representative
These Student Reps sit on Students’ Council to make sure that the voices of students who are typically marginalised are heard. They voice any concerns or issues of students from their dedicated communities at Council meetings.
- International Students’ Representative
- Postgraduate Students’ Representative
- Ethics & Environment Representative
- Men Students’ Representative
- Chair of Council
The International, Postgraduate and Men’s Reps sit on Students’ Council to make sure that the voices of students from these communities are represented.
The Ethics & Environment Rep sees that the Students’ Union and University are working in a sustainable and ethical way, and the Chair of Students’ Council oversees Students’ Council democratic processes and Chairs the meetings.
Fancy getting involved with Students’ Council? You can nominate yourself to become a Rep next year when the Students’ Union Elections happen, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Our Student Reps lead on Students’ Union Campaigns throughout the year, which can include on-campus events, online activities and promotional print.
Our current Women Students’ Rep, Anjie, led the EmpowHER Campaign, which aimed to spark discussion around consent and the support for UCLan students who might encounter sexual violence and/or harassment. The campaign increased the visibility of accessible services and helplines available.
Black History Month
Our current BAME Students’ Rep, Odette, led the Black History Month Campaign with a month-long programme of online events. From Natural Hair workshops to a BHM podcast and several great playlists, the campaign focused on mental health, the Black Lives Matter movement and its impact on the BAME community.
This is Me
Our current Disabled Students’ Rep, Nikkita, led the This Is Me Campaign, which aimed to raise the profile of invisible disabilities, encourage disclosure and ensure that students with invisible disabilities are treated with the same consideration as those with visible disabilities.