sorry for the lateness with this – here’s how we intend to vote at today’s Guild Council as representatives of BEMA.
If you have any input or views on the motions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guild Council is open to all members of the Guild, and takes place from 6-10:45pm in the Guild Council Chambers (1st floor of the Guild).
It’ll also be streamed at redbrick.me
|Motion title||Motion summary||My voting intention|
|8a) International student donations||Look into setting up a system whereby international students can donate good quality/usable homeware upon moving out, for students moving in to use.||For|
|8b) Signage in Joe’s||Put up signs about new rules in Joe’s barring consumption of outside food within it.||For|
|8c) Human rights||Get in contact with the Law department about them more publicly promoting understanding of law particularly human rights law, for wider benefit (i.e. beyond Law students).||For|
|8d) Cheaper sport||Look into possibility of allowing cheaper rental of sports pitches in university for certain disadvantaged student groups – inc. home students, mature students and part time students – to allow time for socialising that isn’t always as available to them through evening events.||For|
|8e) Steering motion||Allow for motions to be submitted up to 7 days before Guild Council (vs. current deadline of 2.5 weeks) and for emergency motions to be submitted up to 24 hours before.||For
Can help make Guild Council more responsive to issues arising between motions deadline and Council.
|8f) Hope not Hate||Disaffiliate from the organisation Unite Against Fascism, and re-affiliate to the group Hop not Hate in its place.||Against (pending amendments)
Unite Against Fascism is being opposed because of its associations with the Socialist Workers Party and that Party’s crap history in dealing with rape within their organisation – fair enough.
Hope not Hate however are guilty of platforming and perpetuating some Islamophobic narratives, covering the threat of ‘jihadis’ in Britain in a way that is insensitive in this current climate.
|8g) Justice 4 Sanaz||Support the Justice 4 Sanaz campaign against the abuse of former student Sanaz Raji, and conduct investigations into the situation with non-EU international students at UoB also.||For|
|8h) Zero Tolerance for Violation of the Zero Tolerance policy||Extend the Zero Tolerance policy into Guild Council properly, by having Council put to vote of no confidence for breaking it.||For
Is probably a less bureaucratic way of enforcing this than is expressed in this motion, but is supported in principle.