Student Senate has over 50 student members and is made up of elected student senators, sabbatical officers, campaign officers, randomly selected student representatives, and randomly selected students. This make-up is designed to ensure that student senate is as representative of the general student body as possible.
Student Senate has a range of responsibilities which include noting the Union’s budget, receiving reports from the trustees, working with the board of trustees to approve the Union’s governing documents, and voting on the policies put forward by students.
To put forward policy all you have to do Head to our ideas hub to submit an idea or vote on existing ones. This platform allows students to 'up vote' or 'down vote' your idea. If a 'down vote' is received, that means the total number will go down i.e. if you have 0 votes and someone 'down votes' it will become -1 votes.
Student Senate will then debate the idea and vote as to whether or not it will become Students' Union policy. If your idea has an operational component (for example, "the Students' Union should serve more vegan-friendly options"), it may not need to be discussed at Student Senate, and instead may be better achieved by providing feedback directly to our Sales and Customer Services team.
If you would like to talk about an idea further, contact Democracy@cardiff.ac.uk
Tuesday 23rd April 2024: Agenda / Minutes (Upcoming)
Thursday 21st March 2024: Agenda / Minutes (Upcoming)
Tuesday 13th February 2024: Agenda / Minutes (Upcoming)
Tuesday 5th December 2023: Agenda / Minutes (Upcoming)
Tuesday 7th November 2023: Agenda / Minutes (Upcoming)
Any Student can run to be a member of Student Senate. Elections for student senate happen at the beginning of the academic year.