Representation at UC: How it works
UC formally recognises the UCSA as the student representative body on campus.
The Executive is always talking with students to understand their needs, concerns, and feedback. As well as speaking to individuals, they work with groups like the UCSA Student Advisory Groups and Class Reps.
The Student Exec bring feedback to the various Faculty and UC committees that they sit on. Faculty matters can then be presented at Academic Board meetings before flowing up to the University Council (UC’s governing body), which the UCSA President is a member of.
It’s awesome to see how much the UCSA can influence change at UC. For example, we successfully advocated for first-year international students to have access to assistive technology for their note taking.
You can access minutes from Executive meetings 24/7 on our website. We also keep policies, annual reports, financial accounts and more available.
Executive Committee meetings are open to all UC students. Just send us an email before coming along so we can confirm the meeting time and venue. Meetings take place on Mondays every fortnight during term time. They’re usually held on the first, third and fifth week of term time from 5–7pm.
The Executive also hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Half-AGM each year. These are opportunities for students to grab some free food and hear what the UCSA’s been working on. Students are also welcome to ask questions and submit agenda items (note: agenda items need to be supplied by the deadline – keep an eye our channels for those).