On this page we have a number of supporting documents and links to additional webpages where you can access all the information you need to get the most out of Student Council.
Downloading the current documents
These papers include:
- Final Order Paper (Agenda)
- Minutes of the Previous Meeting
- Reports Document
- Motions Document
To help Student Council represent a wider-range of students, all students from Newcastle University can indicatively vote and comment on motions before the meeting. Although this vote will not be binding, voting members may wish to refer to the online vote when voting at Council.
Student Council Order Paper (Agenda)
Steering Committee will compile the Order Paper (the Agenda) for Students’ Union Council meetings. Unless otherwise required, the order of business will be:
- Election of temporary Chairperson (when required)
- Introduction from Chairperson and Notices to Council
- Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
- Matters arising from the business of the previous meeting
- Election of vacant Councillor positions (when required)
- Steering Committee Report
- State of the Union Address
- Questions and Mandates
- Officer Reports and Executive Committee Minutes
- Business Motions
- Formal Motions
- Constitutional Motions
- Ordinary Motions
- Elections for positions selected by Council
- Student Notices
- Open Debates
Key order paper items explained
h) The Questions & Mandates Section will include questions to the Full-time Officers at each meeting and questions to the Part-time Officers at the last meeting of each term. Officers will provide updates from mandates from Council. You can keep up to date with how your Officers are getting on the Council Reports page.
o) During Student Notices, any student may present a notice to Student Council. If they are not present at the meeting they can submit a notice to Council prior to the meeting.
p) The Open Debate is the final agenda item and quite often the most interactive. Open debate topics have ranged from ‘What would you tell your Fresher self’ to ‘Should we have different fees for different degrees?’. All Newcastle students are welcome and encouraged to submit ideas for the open debate topic and can then present it at the meeting. A great opportunity if you are looking for ways to improve your public speaking skills! Anyone attending the Council meeting (voting member or not) can get involved by raising their hand when they have something to input to the debate.
If you would like to submit a topic for the idea for the open debate, please complete the open debate form.
Student Council Standing Orders
Click here to download the Standing Orders for Student Council.
The Standing Orders are the rules and regulations for Student Council.
A-Z of documents
Click here to see the full list of NUSU's documents
The list includes, NUSU’s Constitution and all the supporting documents, such as our elections regulations and our members’ benefits.
Policy of Student Council
Click here to access the Policy of Student Council
This document includes all the policies passed by Student Council that are in action today.
Click here to see previous motions
Look up all the previous motions that have been presented to Student Council over the past few years and whether or not they passed.
Click here to see previous minutes
Read the minutes from every Student Council meeting as far back as the 2013/14 Academic Year.
Committees, Sub Councils and Forums
Click here for information about the meetings that report to Student Council
At NUSU many committees, sub councils and forums feed into Student Council. Find out all about all these committees, sub councils and forums and how they all link together.
Click here to see who is a current voting member of Student Council.
Find out who has which voting place at Student Council.
Click here to read your Officers’ latest Council reports.
Each NUSU Officer produces reports for Student Council asking them to reflect on what they have achieved and their time in office so far, and you can read them all here.