Colchester Student Parliament

WHAT IS STUDENT PARLIAMENT?


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

All of these communities are making a big impact on students’ lives in those areas, we want to make sure these communities have power to make real change throughout the SU and the University by getting together once a month to solve issues and amplify Essex students’ voices in a bigger, more powerful way.

 

NEXT MEETING
oct 22

SU FOCUSES FOR THIS YEAR


Over three days we spoke to 1347 Essex students to find out what the final priorities of the SU should be for next year.

You didn't hold back. You came out in the rain and the sunshine, and voted online so that the SU is doing what students want next year.

COST OF LIVING

Student life is too expensive and I'm struggling to get by

University fees are too high and I'm worried about future debt 

The shops and venues on campus are too expensive

 

MY COURSE

I’m not satisfied with the quality of teaching, academic support or communication.

My exams and deadline are too close together.

My timetable clashes.

 

ACCOMMODATION

My accommodation is too expensive, my rent is too high and I can’t afford to pay it.

I’ve found finding places to live off campus difficult and I’ve got problems with my landlord

It’s too noisy where I live.

 

STUDY SPACes

I don’t think there is enough study space on campus

I’d like to see more comfy seating, labs and computers on campus 

I think the library should open longer and have more study space

 

MENTAL HEALTH

I don’t think there are enough support services to meet demand

I think anxiety and depression, lack of sleep and self-harm are real issues around campus

Isolation and loneliness and making friends are real problems on campus.

 

WANT TO SIT ON 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

PART-TIME OFFICERS

INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATIVES

LEAD STUDENT REPS
 

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

Union Chair

 

Blades (Elect)

 


                   

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.