Democratic Procedures and Policy at SOAS SU are led by the
Co-President Democracy and Education
Call: 0207 898 4995
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
Hello! I am Maxine and I am truly looking forward to serving you as the Co-president for Democracy and Education for the next year.
SOAS welcomes students from a variety of different backgrounds, with a wealth of experiences and histories. For this reason it is important to me, to make sure that students feel the Student Union (SU) is accessible, and welcoming. This year, introducing more avenues for democratic engagement is going to be one of my main aims. The conventional method of engagement is the Union General Meeting (UGM) where students can bring forth motions that are then voted on by the wider student body. We will be introducing ‘Get Vocal’, which will be a regular, informal meeting where you can hear about what we have been up to and suggest ideas on how best to progress. We will also be encouraging attendance to focus groups so that key motions are refined before the UGM. Alternative ideas on how we can reach out to students are also appreciated.
As a student body we aspire to be active citizens, a driving force encouraging the improvement of the world around us. The best place to start is where we are. As such, we invite you to be an active member of the SU, in a way suits you, whether that be: attending UGMs or Get Vocal, becoming a member of exec or a student rep (- run for your class's student rep! ). In the midst of the inspiring activity that goes on in SOAS SU, our job is to represent you. So come along to G8 for guidance, support and to share any suggestions. Keep an eye out for all the events, campaigns and societies. Most importantly, help us to shape an SU that belongs to you.
In power and solidarity.