Colchester Student Parliament

WHAT IS STUDENT PARLIAMENT?


Essex students are made up of rich variety of different communities. We want to make sure ALL these communities have a voice and have the power to make real change to both the SU and the University.

The Student Parliament meets once a month and is made up of elected representatives from these communities.

Student Parliament has the power to impliment SU policies and the hold your elected officials accountable and to highlight and discuss other issues that relate to the communities represented .

Every month Parliament will also receive an update on how the SU is doing with regards to the Big Plan. All the minutes from these meetings can be found here and if you would like to add to the agenda and see a topic raised or discussed the list of representatives can be found below. 

 

 

WANT TO BE PART OF PARLIAMENT?

Following the recent Parliament elections, we have managed to fill some positions. However, the following positions will be available to apply for in the next elections in October 2019:
ISA: 3 Vacancies
BAME: 2 Vacancies
Students with Disabilities: 3 Vacancies
Mature Students: 3 Vacancies
Postgraduate: 1 Vacancy
Commuting Students: 3 Vacancies
Student Parents: 3 Vacancies
LGBTQ+: 3 Vacancies
Venues Staff: 2 Vacancies
Retail: 3 Vacancies
V - Team: 2 Vacancies
Individuals: 6 Vacancies
Women Students: 3 Vacancies

Training for Parliament members will take place once we have held elections in Term 1. You will be e-mailed about the training as soon as dates and venues are agreed.

OTHER WAYS TO SHAPE THE SU

If you want to make sure you have a say, but don't think you can commit the time to parliament, there's loads of other  ways you can shape the SU.

1. If you've got an ace idea that you want to see happen, submit it through as an Student Idea. Find out more

2. Be a student Trustee - any vacancies will be advertised here 

3. Be a Student Representative for your course - sign up here 

 

WHO SITS ON PARLIAMENT?


At the moment thousands of Essex students are involved in a rich variety of different communities within the Students’ Union.

SABBATICAL OFFICERS

Student community OFFICERS

INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATIVES

Union Chair
 

 

SOCIETIES GUILD COMMITTEE
 

ESSEX BLADES COMMITTEE
 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

BAme STUDENTS
 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
 

MATURE STUDENTS
 

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
 

WOMEN STUDENTS
 

COMMUTING STUDENTS
 

STUDENT PARENTS
 

LGBTQ+ STUDENTS
 

VENUES STUDENT STAFF
 

RETAIL STUDENT STAFF
 

VTEAM VOLUNTEERS
 

REBEL MEMBERS
 

LEAD STUDENT REPS
 

PAST PARLIAMENT MEETINGS


                       

Recent Votes


What’s been happening

Parliament voted in favor of changes to Sabbatical Officer job descriptions. Here are your representative's votes.
 
 For

 Against

 Non-Voters
LGBT - Mature
Rebel - Venues
Disabled - Women's (Part Time Officer)
Course Reps - Disabled (Part Time Officer)
Blades - Matthew McIntee
Retail - Raymond Gbore
Women - Kazia Khatib
Commuting - Michael McDonnell
Societies - Shayan Duberry
Post Graduate - Edda Balon
V - Team - Antonin Ketrba
BAME - Ashini Bamunuvtharana
ISA - -
LGBTQ+ (Part Time Officer) - -
Trans (Part Time Officer) - -
Sam Lodge - -
Neelay Sumaria-Shah - -
Marvin Cudjoe - -
 
Parliament voted in favor of changes to removing the BAME officer and splitting into the Black students officer and the Asian students officer, removing the open portfolio officer and the part time students officer, and removing any mention of NUS in our PTO job descriptions.
 
 vOTER
 Splitting Bame INTO bLACK STUDENT AND ASIAN STUDENT OFFICERS
 Removing Open portFOLIO AND pART TIME STUDENT OFFICERS
 Removing NUS in PTO JOB DESCRIPTIONS
BAME FOR FOR FOR
Venues Student Staff Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Lead Course Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
LGBTQ+  Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Postgraduate Parliament Rep Against Against Against
Retail Student Staff Parliament Rep - - -
Students with Disabilities Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Essex Blades Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
V - Team Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Trans Student Officer FOR FOR FOR
Students with Disabilities Officer FOR FOR FOR
LGBTQ+ Officer FOR FOR FOR
Mattew McIntee (Individual Parliament Rep) Against Against FOR
Marvin Cudjoe (Individual Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Shayan Duberry (Individual Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
Neelay Sumaria-Shah (Individual Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
International Students Parliament Rep FOR FOR FOR
BAME Officer FOR FOR FOR

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Click here to see details about the 2019 Annual General Meeting.