The final NUSU Council of the year met on Thursday 17th May. Errol Kerr chaired his final meeting.
The meeting started with Ronnie Reid presenting his last 'State of the Union' report, highlighting the amazing work this year and future plans for NUSU and Newcastle University students.
May's Council was also the final opportunity for members to ask their 2017-18 Sabbatical and Part-time Officers (PTO) questions in the council setting. There were also a number of motions to discuss. Unfortunately for the proposers, the one motion to pass was a business motion amending a Strategy and Guidance document.
People and Planet will continue to campaign to ‘Boycott Barclays’ but not with the support of Student Council. The feeling that this motion would limit Newcastle students was too strong.
The PTO elections process, for unfilled positions after the annual NUSU elections, will remain as it is now. Rowan South, proposer of motion 302 'Updating the election of a vacant PTO Position', failed to get the 2/3 majority vote to pass a constitutional motion.
The meeting ended with the NUSU elections hustings for the vacant PTO postions. You can see the results here.
A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in Council this year, those who have submitted motions, debated or simply just enjoyed the pizza!
See you all next year!