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 these pages for our Governing Documents.

It is a 'Yes' or 'No' vote. 

What can be decided by referenda?

  • The Removal of any elected officers
  • Policy (within the students' union and a wider stance)
  • Affiliations
  • Supporting or Condeming strike action

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 Petitions

For more information please get in touch with us at where a live petition can be set up for you.

Live Referenda

There are no referenda running at the present time.