Union Council is a key student committee, with responsibility for determining MDXSU policy and deciding action on student ideas for change.
Your President and Vice Presidents will also report on their work and actions at Union Council meetings, giving students an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about their campaigns.
Union Council meet three times per year, and is made up of students from various backgrounds, experiences and areas of study:
Only elected Union Council members can vote in policy decisions as part of Union Council, though any student is welcome to attend.
Upcoming Union Council dates will be listed at www.mdxsu.com/events
As a student-led organisation, students have the ability to submit policies that, if passed, will become part of the work we do. It is through this process that you have the opportunity to influence the work of MDXSU.
A policy mandates the MDXSU Student Officers to act on an issue that concerns Middlesex University students. It can be something about campus, your course and even a political stance you want MDXSU to adopt.
There are a number of ways you can submit policy proposals. You can submit your idea through the Ideas for Change process, and get your fellow students to vote on it, or if you are a member of Union Council, you can raise this for discussion at the next Union Council meeting. Following discussion at Union Council, some ideas will go to a full student referendum. If your idea is passed, either at Union Council or at referendum, you will then work with the Student Officers to implement your policy.
You can view MDXSU's current active policies below. These would have either been passed through referendum or by Union Council, mandating MDXSU to either act or lobby on these actions.
|Policy||Date Passed||Lapse date|
|Student Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Ambassadors||16/04/2020||16/04/2023|
|Co-Presidents Disabled Students Liberation Group||16/04/2020||16/04/2023|
|Ethical and Environmental Policy||11/02/2020||11/02/2023|
|Reducing the Cost of Sport||11/02/2020||11/02/2023|
|What's On Board||11/02/2020||11/02/2023|
|People's Vote on Brexit||10/12/2018||10/12/2021|
|Animal Use on Campus||10/12/2018||10/12/2021|
|Access to the Rooms in the Grove||06/12/2018||06/12/2021|
|Lower Prices on Drinks Deals||22/11/2018||22/11/2021|
|Ban disposable coffee cups on campus||24/04/2018||24/04/2021|
|SU owned music store||24/04/2018||24/04/2021|
|Sexual Health Clinic on Campus||24/04/2018||24/04/2021|
|University-run gallery space||24/04/2018||24/04/2021|
|Coursework Submission Timeframe||01/02/2018||01/02/2021|