Below is an example UGM Proposal, showing how to properly structure a proposal.
Note: This proposal has deliberately been created imperfectly to allow for Example Questions to also be listed below. You should try to provide more detail in your proposal!
Title: SOAS SU To Get A Cat
Proposed by: A Student (email@example.com)
Seconded by: B Student (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This Union Notes:
1.1 Cats eat mice and small rodents
1.2 Cats are low maintenance pets
1.3 Animals are good for emotional wellbeing
1.4 Some people are allergic to cats
This Union Believes:
2.1 That a cat would add to the atmosphere of the SOAS SU
2.2 That a cat in the JCR would scare off rats and small rodents from the SU spaces
2.3 That SOAS SU needs a mascot, and a cat would fill this role
This Union Resolves:
3.1 To buy a cat from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (under £200, ideally ginger)
3.2 To train the cat to sit by the SU door so students can see it
3.3 To hold a student vote to name the cat
Examples of questions students might ask at UGM:
- Who will feed the cat?
- What budget will the cat and cat food come from?
- How can we ensure the welfare of the cat in such a busy, public setting?