The HUS is your union, and as such we’re committed to representing our students the best we possibly can, and to the highest levels in both college and the wider university.
We take our constitution seriously! It governs what powers our officers have and how we use them. Any changes we make to the constitution must be approved at an Open Meeting, so when the time comes for changes, it’s probably important you know what the document said in the first place!
We have been working hard to change it into a friendly, readable document, with clearer rules, more relevance for the team today and less stuffy language. We are please to announce it is now available here: HUS JCR Constitution (2019) for viewing.
These are held once a week when there is enough on the agenda to discuss, and are attended by all members of the HUS Executive and are open to Liberation Officers should they choose to attend. Each member has a vote, and so many non-constitutional issues are decided at these meetings. The minutes from 2019/2020 meetings can be found here.
These are generally held once a term, and can be attended and voted in by all members of the JCR (yes, that means you!) Open Meetings serve to make amendments to the constitution, add or remove positions to/from the HUS, and to debate the most important College- and University-level issues. Often, Open Meetings will occur during elections and double up as a Candidate Hustings.
If we’re being honest: turnout at these meetings isn’t great. If you have any ideas about how we can get more people actively involved in our meetings, we’d love to hear them. Use our Contact page to email the President with any suggestions!
Each term, the HUS meet with the Heads of all the Departments across College to raise any issues that have arisen during the term. It is a chance to get answers from the staff about anything that has been going on in college, from laundry prices to hall menus.
Minutes of meetings
Read the minutes of HUS meetings here.
The College is always asking our opinions on ideas that will affect the student population. When appropriate, we try to get as many of your opinions as possible to make sure we are giving the college an accurate representation of student views. Below you can find reports that we have presented to college as a result of your feedback.