How does the Union decide what it believes in?We often take a stance on key issues, both on and off campus. This can be a pledge to change something at the Union or a campaign to lobby for change at UCL or further afield.
Each policy starts with you. You can submit a policy proposal that will be debated at one of our three Policy Zones (Education Zone, Activities Zone, Welfare and Community Zone). Once passed at a Zone meeting, policies are then ratified by Union Executive. Our policies are set democratically, and are binding for two years.
You don’t need to be a member of a Policy Zone to submit an idea, and you don’t need to attend for it to be presented (the Chair can do so on your behalf). If you have an idea for a new policy or feel that we should amend one of our existing policies you should fill out the following form: https://studentsunionucl.org/forms/submit-idea
For more information on decision-making, you can view Amendments to Governing Documents which, when passed, form the Memorandum and Articles of Association and Bye-Laws.