CUSU Council meets once a month to vote on any action plans that have come from the different committees - click here to find out more. The Council oversee all the big changes in the SU and ensures that the Executive Committee are representing you guys right.
Every student can attend CUSU Council and can ask the Executive Committee questions and speak on any of the action plans that are going to CUSU Council. However, only the committee officers and executive officers are able to vote on matters in this meeting.
Who Runs CUSU?
You do! Each year we ask students to elect who they want to represent them...
The Full-Time Officers are elected to spend a sabbatical year working for students. Whilst the Faculty Reps are students who are elected into voluntary positions they undertake whilst studying to oversee representation within their faculty, support other Reps and liaise with faculty staff. The Campus Officers work in our satellite campuses of CU Coventry and CU London to ensure that the students there have their voice heard.
The Executive Committee meets together every other week throughout the year to ensure that the Student's Union is student led. Any students can attend the meetings as an observer, you just can't vote on any of the issues being discussed, take a look at the calendar to find out when the next meeting will be held and come along. Below you can find the minutes of the previous meetings to keep up to date with what the Executive Committee are up to.
If you would like to contact any of the officers above or find out a little bit more about what they are doing then just click on their name and it will take you to their page.
Board of Trustees
As a charity, the Students' Union is overseen by a Board of Trustees, which is ultimately responsible for the governance of the charity. While the Union has an Executive Committee which is made of elected student officers, to deal with the day-to-day management, the Board of Trustees is legally responsible for CUSU and therefore ensuring that CUSU complies with relevant legal frameworks. They also ensure sound financial decisions making and set the strategy for CUSU alongside Student Council.
The Trustee Board is made up of:
- Six Full Time Executive Officers
- Two Student Members
- Two members of Coventry University Board of Governors
- Three External Trustees who volunteer their time
So.. What Are The Action Plans?
Ideas for change can be submitted by any student online here, that idea is then voted for online and will go to the relevant committee, who will take the online feedback on board and vote on if they want the idea taken to CUSU Council. They will then work the idea up into an action plan. This will detail, what the idea is, what the object of the idea is and the steps that will be taken (and who by) in order to achieve this idea.
You can see what each of the committees are working on by visiting the committee pages here.
CUSU Council Meeting Minutes
Below are the minutes of all the previous CUSU Council Meetings:
It All Starts Here...
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