This was the first parliament for our newly elected representatives and it was a busy one!
The first item on the agenda was the updates to the big plan; there was a lot that had been done since the last parliament. For regular updates about the progress of the Big Plan please visit: www.essex.su/bigplan
Next up was a change to our sabbatical officer line up. We currently have 7 sabbatical officers’ roles:
- VP Education
- VP Services & Engagement
- VP Community & Welfare
- VP Southend
- VP International
- VP Student Activities.
A number of these roles were tweaked by last year’s Student Parliament but in an interesting development, the current VP Services & Engagement, Molly Purcell, proposed abolishing her current role.
The new position of VP Community & Engagement was created instead, following an intense debate and vote.
Parliament also took the decision to amend the proposal and create a Student Community Officer role for SU Services.
These positions will be elected in March 2020, to be in position for the following academic year. If you are interested in being a sabbatical officer please register your interest here: https://www.essexstudent.com/decisionterm/
The rest of Parliament was very policy focused:
- The representatives discussed and voted on the length of service for Union Chair
- Made amendments to the Zero tolerance policy
- Amended the ISA constitution
- Extended the Media sharing policy with Rebel
- Updated the Disciplinary policy.
The Union Chair, Mark Kiley managed a truly outstanding feat and we finished at 8pm on the dot!
For further details on who voted for what, please read the meeting minutes available at https://www.essexstudent.com/parliament/