A referenda is defined as "...a ballot in which all Student Members of the Union are entitled to cast a vote...". For more information on Students' Union governance please see our Governing Documents.


A referenda is a 'Yes' or 'No' vote. 


What can be decided by a referenda?



How can a referenda be triggered?


  • a resolution of the trustees
  • a simple majority vote of Student Senate
  • a secure petition signed by at least 500 student members

To start a peition or submit policy to student senate just contact who can support you. 


How can a referenda be passed?


At least 1,500 student members must vote by the close of poll. A referenda will be deemed to pass if there is a majority of votes in favour of the motion. 


Live Referenda


There are no referenda running at the present time.