Help shape your Union and make a #BetterStaffs! 

Is there an idea you have to make Staffs Uni or your Union even better? Maybe a piece of work we're not doing yet?

You can submit your big ideas right here, for students to vote on & then take to a Better Staffs Forum - a meeting run by and for students to have their Big Ideas heard. 

Date of next Better Staffs: 12th February 2020 @ 1pm in the  Students' Union, College Road!

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  • 16 score
    16 voters

    Change bye-laws for the removing inactive committee members

      All clubs, societys and networks are run by committees, but what happens when a member of a committee loses interest and goes inactive? It falls on the other committee members to pick up the slack and increase their work load, it can also cause said student groups to stall and become stagnant. I am suggesting a change in bye-laws to add the ability to remove committee members who are inactive, if reasonable evidence is provided, and trigger byelections within that student group. This can allow student groups to continue the great work that they already do for the students here, without unnecessary stress put on active and already willing committee members.
    Mark Warren
    1:20am on 13 Oct 19 Could you Clarify in what way the society is affected? You make it sound as if the society is dependent on that person being there - yet there are some societies that may not need every student in attendance such as VGU. If this is involving a Group Project then of course this is understandable, I think the Clarity to which societies are effected by this the most would be of some assurance.
    Leonard Stuart
    9:53pm on 16 Oct 19 I'm not on about societies, although this would apply to them, more so to the representative networks who's work encompass a bit more than just societies with their social parts. Having a full committee for a network allows for campaigning and more education.

    3 Things Changed by the Better Staffs Forum Last Year

    1. The University installing dual screens in Computing Labs

    2. The return of Bing Lingo during Welcome Week

    3. Refurbishment of Student Space at College Road