General Meetings

Next General Meeting

The next General Meeting will be on 31st October 2019.

General Meetings

  • General Meetings are the highest level of meeting in the Union, and the most open; they are where students can speak and vote, and hold their elected Officers to account.
  • General Meetings are governed through the UBU Constitution and its associated By-Laws.

Submit an idea for discussion

Anyone can put an idea to UBU Council through a motion. Certain motions may be sent by them for wider discussion at a General Meeting.

To understand how to create an effective motion, please visit Student Voice (the green area in UBU!) where the Council Advisory Committee will work with you to gather evidence, build a team of volunteers, and arrive at a series of resolutions that UBU can effectively work towards and achieve. Then your motion goes to a Council meeting to be debated — as the proposer, you get to speak in this debate. It will be democratically voted on by the Council members, who are elected by you, the students, each year. After this, if approved, it becomes our policy for five years, and we try to take actions to achieve its aims.

For the avoidance of doubt, the only motions that should be sent directly by students to a General Meeting, bypassing Council, are those that hold Council itself to account in some way. They are still subject to clarification and support from the Council Advisory Committee, which will ensure they are suitable (lawful, etc.) and can be acted upon. This method allows Council to be most effective in doing effective work on the ideas put forward by students.

You can discuss a proposed motion by contacting the Council Advisory Committee. There is a deadline for submission to meetings of a full week beforehand, but we urge you to get in touch well before that so we can help you as described above. Motions must have a proposer and seconder, and fifteen "assenters" (who agree to its being discussed but need not neccessarily agree with the content). All must be current UBU students and provide their UB number.

2019/20 General Meeting timetable

General Meeting

  • 6:00 p.m. on 31st October 2019. To be held in Horton Barn (to be confirmed).

Annual General Meeting

  • 6:00 p.m. on 4th March 2020. Likely to be held in Student Central Lecture Theatre (0.51) (to be confirmed), with free pizza! Immediately followed by Bradford Student Cinema film in that space.

Archive of previous General Meetings

Annual General Meeting 2018/19

  • This was held on 28th February 2019 (in Horton Barn). Minutes to follow.

General Meeting 2018/19

  • This was held on 22nd November 2018 (in Richmond E59). Minutes to follow.

Extraordinary General Meeting

  • An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on 9th October 2018 to discuss cuts, strike action, and University strategy. Minutes to follow.

Annual General Meeting 2017/18

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General Meeting — November 2017

Annual General Meeting 2016/17

This took place on 5th May 2017.

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General Meeting — February 2017

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General Meeting — November 2016