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Union Council is the highest decision making body within the representative structures of Hallam Union. It is responsible for policy making, campaigning, holding elected officers to account and ensuring the successful running of elections.
Union Council is attended by students who have been elected, by Hallam students, into representative positions within the Union. If you don’t hold a representative position but still want a chance to raise an issue you can attend Student Assembly. Issues raised at Student Assembly are then taken to Union Council by the Assembly Reps.
Union Council mandates Hallam Union by setting policies, campaign priorities and giving Union Council Representatives the chance to hold elected officers to account on behalf of the Students at Sheffield Hallam University.
Union Council is made up of the following:
1 representative from each Liberation Group
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Tran (LGBT) Student Rep – Henry Parkyn- Smith
3 representatives from each faculty (including one postgraduate student)
- Societies Rep – Sophie Wheeler
Union Council Chair- Charli Jacobs
The Chair presides over meetings of Union Council by allowing everyone the chance to have their say in a relaxed non-confrontational setting together with ensuring the smooth running of the meeting.
Policy is set by Union Council or by referenda; policy refers to the rules of the Union and are only subject to the Trustee Board on financial, legal or reputational grounds.
We hold elections for the Union Council Chair position once a year around April so if you are interested you will need to put yourself forward during the nominations period. You will be given full support with your nominations form and throughout the election period.
All of the above positions are elected positions which means you may have a chance to be one. Click the buttons on the top right for specific info about each role.
For information and exact dates for nominations email Hallamelections@shu.ac.uk