The General Meeting is an opportunity for students to hear direct from elected officers and ask questions about their work. You can also query how our finances are conducted and who we affiliate to in order to function.
General Meetings have the power to override the decisions of Student Assembly or the Officers, call a Referendum, and set out new Union policies. Every student should attend, participate and vote.
The AGM also has the right to give Honorary Union Membership. Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the Union to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to enhancing the Brunel student experience.
The Agenda is the schedule of the meeting and what we'll be discussing. It wil be published 5 working days before the meeting.
The agenda will cover the following points:
- Minutes of the Previous Meeting
- Motions to revoke or amend the Constitution & Bye-Laws
- Student Matters
- Trustee Report
- Student Assembly Report
- Executive Committee Report
- Union Accounts Ratification
- Honorary Membership
Once the agenda has been released you can use this form to apply to vote by proxy. Proxy votes must be submitted by 4pm on Sunday 14th February to be considered.
Proxy voting means that if you aren’t able to attend the AGM and cast your vote in person, you can have someone you trust to cast your vote for you.
Please note that you can only have a maximum of 10 proxy votes without a specified voting preference. You can have another 10 votes so long as the members have specified how they wish you to vote on each agenda item.
You and your proxy must be full members of the Union on the date of the meeting to be eligible to vote.
How to submit a motion or amendment
You can use our template here, write your motion and email it in 10 working days prior to the meeting.
If you wish to amend a motion that has been submitted you must submit your amendment 24 hours prior to the meeting. We have a handy template here for you.
Please submit your motions and amendments here.
Meeting Minutes Archive
If you're looking for the minutes of the Union Meeting, you can find them here.