below are my intentions for voting at Guild Council on Thursday 15th November 2012 (subject to change if convinced otherwise at Council)
If you have any questions/concerns/objections/opinions about my intentions or Guild Council, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Council will be held in Guild Council Chambers from
5:30 6:00-10:45pm and is open to all.)
|Motion title||Summary of motion||My voting intention|
|11a) My vote||Motions in Guild Council that receive between 45-60% of votes For will be taken to online referendum for general students to vote on.|
|11b) Distinction motion||Make clear distinction in Guild literature between liberation associations (BEMA, LGBTQ etc.) and student groups (societies etc.)||For|
|11c) Bryn Gough room||Rename ‘Basement meeting room’ in the Guild to the ‘Bryn Gough room’, after a recently deceased student of the University.||For|
|11d) Filming Guild Council||Guild Council should no longer be streamed online during sessions.||Against (tentative)|
|11e) Ban on stereotyping and bigoted material||“The Guild of Students will ban all material, including Guild publicity and commercial advertisements, that upholds or propagates racial/gender/sexuality-related/disability-related stereotypes…or which discriminates against poorer economic classes”||For (with reservation, will request clarification on process)|
|11f) Academic numbers and stress||Guild will support academics by lobbying University to increase spend on staff, cease compulsory redundancies and invest for their stress-related wellbeing.||For|
|11g) Guidance documents||Place control of Guild governance back into students’ hands rather than University-related bodies.
Write new guidance document for Guild bye-laws.
|11h) Women’s motion||“Mandate the Officer team to listen to women”||?
Not sure what’s really being asked for here.
|11i) Guild Council guidance notes reform||Re-write Guild Council guidance notes to better reflect Guild’s current needs.||For (mostly; some reservations with certain guidance points)|
|11j) Safety||Investigate feasibility of setting up a ‘walking bus’ system from the Guild after Guild events to Selly Oak, The Vale, Pritchatt’s Park||For|
|11k) Barring police from the Guild||Guild should not accommodate unmonitored police presence on premises (to within legal boundaries – will be permitted in on suspicion of crime etc.)Guild should not align with police initiatives/programmes before consulting Guild Council/students.||For|
|11l) Capitalism beliefs||“The Guild believes that capitalism does not benefit members of the Guild of Students”.||For|
|11m) VPDR motion||Change name of Guild ‘Vice President of Democracy and Resources’ to ‘Vice President of Democracy and Sustainable Resources’, better reflecting the aims of the role.||For|
|11n) Living Wage||Support a Living Wage campaign for student staff, and its implementation.||For|
|11o) Fundraising||“The Guild believes that RAG raids, as a fundraising activity, are non-alcoholic fundraising events”||For|
|11p) Diversity in our University: Oppose the redundancy of Dr Nafafe||Guild to support campaign against Dr. Jose Nafafe’s forced redundancy.||For|
|11q) PGRs and Officer elections||Increase accessibility of officer elections for Postgraduate Research Students, by giving extensions on registration period.||For|
|11r) Student media||Guild to actively support and and display student-produced media where possible.||For|
|11s) Liberation autonomy||Liberation group autonomy to be respected – make officers fully accountable to group members rather than to Guild Council, and allow for bye-elections of Liberation officers at their respective associations’ EGMs.||For|
|11t) Understanding the Memorandum of Understanding||Guild officers to write a report on the Guild’s Memorandum of Understanding governance document, and suggest its support, renewal or removal consequently.||For|
|11u) GOG > SOG||Place Guild Officer Group (Sabbatical+Non-Sabbatical Officers) above Sabbatical Officer Group in authority hierarchy of Guild.||For|
|11v) Renewable Energy||Convert Guild to renewable energy as soon as possible, and lobby University and appropriate bodies to do so too.||For|
|11w) Democracy and Engagement Committee-Referendum||Reduce number of student petition signatures needed to call for a referendum from 5% to 1.5% of total membership (250-400 students approx.)||For|