What is Scrutiny Committee?

Scrutiny Committee is an opportunity for the student body, that all of the Elected officers represent, to scrutinise their work. To see how they have been doing with their projects and assess the work they have done. Elected officers have to write up what they have been doing and the manifesto points they have completed, they will then meet with a panel of elected students, Scrutiny Committee Members, who ask them questions on their work and assess their progress.

Scurtiny Committee works as a sub-committee of Student Senate. Meaning Senate can focus on making and amending policy. 10 students are required for Scrutiny Committee. 

You can see the work of the full-time officers here just click on each of them and you'll be able to see their progress, as well as individually below. The minutes from the meeting can be found below. Scrutiny Committee the Campaign Officers are split into 'Group A' and 'Group B'.

Scrutiny Committee  - Part-Time Volunteer position role description

Apply to be a part of Scrutiny Committee!

Please describe your experience and involvement in the students' union?

What variety of student are you: 
Postgraduate Research
Postgraduate Taught


What College are you in? 
Biological and Life Sciences
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering

Why do you want to become a member of Scrutiny Committee at the Students' Union and what do you have to offer? Try to address any other criteria listed in the Person Specification in the Scrutiny Officer Role Description

Note: the information you provide will only be used for the selection process of scrutiny committee. If you are unsuccessful you will be contacted to let you know and recieve no other communication in relation to this role. 

Who are Scrutiny Committee?


Josh Prior

Chair of Senate & AGM

(Observer for Scrutiny Committee)


Sabbatical Officer Scrutiny

2018/2019 Scrutiny Committee will be elected and selected in October of 2018. 

For 2019/20 Scrutiny for the Sabbatical Officers will meet:

  1. Monday 2 December 2019
  2. Monday 27 January 2020
  3. Monday 23 March 2020

Group A

  • LGBT+ Open Officer
  • LGBT+ Women's Officer
  • Women's Officer
  • Black & Ethnic Minorities Officer
  • Welsh Language Officer

Group A will meet:

  1. Tuesday 3 December 2019
  2. Wednesday 29 January 2020
  3. Wednesday 25 March 2020

Group B

  • Mental Health Officer
  • Ethical & Environmental Officer
  • Students with Disabilities Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Mature Students' Officer

Group B will meet:

  1. Wednesday 4 December 2019
  2. Thursday 30 January 2020
  3. Friday 27 March 2020

Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Each of set of minutes is to be approved at the following session of meeting (i.e. Campaign Officer scrutiny committee will approve the last Campaign Officer Scrutiny meeting)

Minutes for all elected officers meeting 16/11/17

Minutes for newly elected officers meeting 07/12/17

Agenda and Papers