AGM Motion Tracker

Welcome to RGU:Union's AGM Motion Tracker page. Here you will be able to find regular updates on AGM motions and discover what the Union's Executive Committee and staff members are undertaking to implement your ideas!

Navigate to a specific motion using the list below and if you have any questions about or require further information on motion progress, then please contact the President (Communications & Democracy).

Passed at AGM 2019/20

Can't find a motion passed at a previous AGM? Head over to the AGM Motion Archive which has our archive of past AGM motions that RGU:Union has ceased working on. Here you will be able to explore the findings and outcomes that RGU:Union has come to whilst endeavouring to implement your motions!

 

BUS STOP ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEM

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Bus Stop Accessibility Problem” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

The bus stop at RGU is in a location which makes it difficult for people going between buildings to walk on the pavement, especially when people are coming off or going on the bus.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

It makes the University look inaccessible. People who are in wheelchairs or have to use a cane to get places are especially affected by this. If it’s difficult for an able-bodied student to move past the queue of students then imagine how difficult it is for someone who isn’t able-bodied.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

Reassess where the bus stop could go on campus OR try and figure out a way to make this area of campus more accessible for students.

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Societies) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Fri 28 Aug 2020 11:13

    The President (Education and Welfare), has been working closely with estates to understand options available. Estates are considering various options available and is in the process of investigating these options. 

    The Sabbatical Presidents have also been working closely with estates and First Bus to ensure that there is a safe and socially distanced queuing system in place as students begin to return to campus in Semester One, ensuring that this does not result in a decrease in passing space between the bus stop and IGB. 

  • Fri 01 May 2020 16:37

    The President (Education and Welfare) and Vice President (Societies) have held meetings in April with the University’s Estates department to initiate discussions on this initiative.  

    The discussions were only preliminary, but nevertheless it was a productive meeting evaluating possible adjustments. Following this, the University’s Estates department are set to produce a paper on the matter which will be circulated to those in attendance at the meeting, and then the President (Education and Welfare) and Vice President (Societies) are to consider the next steps. 
     

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Societies) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Motion "Bus Stop Accessibility Problem" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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LIBRARY OPENING HOURS DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Library Opening-Hours during Christmas Break” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

The Library is open 24 hours during exam periods but not all RGU students take exams. Some have coursework which requires research and therefore need use of the Library. Most international students don’t travel during the Christmas break; instead, they work on coursework which often needs to be submitted in the first week of January. Having the Library close, affects students a lot, as most of them don’t have personal laptops and they depend solely on the Library for their research and writing of coursework.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

RGU:Union should act to ensure the Library is open all year round (Christmas day inclusive) even for a few hours. This will improve the stress levels of students when it is time for coursework submission.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

RGU should have AD HOC staff during the December break to man the library for at least six hours during the break to enable students’ access.

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Fri 01 May 2020 17:04

    The President (Education and Welfare) and Vice President (Welfare) have met with the University’s Library team to discuss the feasibility of implementing this motion. Whilst these discussions were only preliminary, the University’s Library team have explained that implementation of this motion may be difficult for a multitude of reasons

    The University’s Library department has considered data from previous academic sessions which reflect that student utilisation of the Library during the winter-break period has been very limited. The University’s Library department also confirmed that throughout the last winter-break period, the Library was indeed open for some days to support those students who may have had the need to do so, and noted that whilst it did so, the number of students was relatively low. 

    In addition, the discussion highlighted the difficulty Library services face in relation to staffing over the winter-break period due to the fact that staff may need to take a certain amount of annual leave throughout this period. 

    The President (Education and Welfare) is considering that the implementation of this motions may not be possible but noted that discussions are only at a preliminary stage and that talks are set to continue. In addition, the President (Education and Welfare) wants to take this opportunity to remind the student body that there remains a 24/7 study space initiative; this initiative concerns a smaller study area, in which staffing costs are already covered, and that this initiative could easily service the needs of students during times such as a winter-break period and such could serve as a suitable substitute to this motion. The President (Education and Welfare) is making recommendations that the Union continues working in partnership with the University to ensure the 24/7 study space service is taken forward.
     

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Motion "Library Opening-Hours during Christmas Break" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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CHANGE THE UNION AGM MOTION SYSTEM AND TO DIGITISE THE AGM MOTION VOTING SYSTEM

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Change the Union AGM Motion System” was amended to “Change the Union AGM Motion System and to Digitise the Motion Voting System”. Members voted in favour of making the voting system digital so that a higher number of students would be able to vote on motions.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

The system of being able to put motions in and have an active influence on the student community as a student is great in theory but the way it is currently implemented does not ensure that motions actually get seriously pursued.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

Motions voted on at the AGM are selected by the Executive Committee without any apparent guidelines in place. This can result in motions the Union is aware cannot be achieved being presented while other, achievable motions, are dropped.

The way progress on existing motions is monitored and reported is lacking. The Executive Committee is barely held accountable to achieve motions and progress is only reported when one is achieved, failures to achieve and slow progress are quietly ignored.

Because the reporting is lacking, most students are unaware of how the motion system works or that students can submit motions at all.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

The Union should work to create a framework for selecting, monitoring and reporting motions. The guidelines for selecting motions should consider the motion’s viability, whether they are reasonable and sensible, and the overall positive impact the achievement of the motion would have on the student community.

The framework should hold the Executive Committee accountable to continuously working on the motions. At last, there should be regular reporting on motion progress that is accessible to all students. With regular reporting, the student body should also become more aware of the existence of the motion system and the Union’s AGM.

The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead with assistance from Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Thu 13 Aug 2020 10:11

    The next step in addressing this motion has been undertaken in conjunction with a review of the Union Regulations. The motion highlighted that there may be a lack of transparency regarding how and why AGM motions to be brought forward at an AGM are selected by the Executive Committee, and noted there may be a lack of guidelines or framework in place to ensure that best practice is followed. The fear being that the Union could disregard motions without due process.

    Therefore, the Union regulations are being reviewed to consider the possibility of the inclusion of a a framework for selecting motions, which includes guidelines for selecting motions based on the motion's viability, whether it is reasonable and sensible, and the overall positive impact the achievement of the motion would have on the student community, this is in line with the motion itself

    Recommendations have now been submitted to the Sabbatical Executive Committee for review.

  • Wed 18 Mar 2020 16:55

    The AGM section of the Union website is the first step towards achieving this motion.

    This page, the AGM Motion Tracker, details all motions on which the Union and the Executive Committee are currently working. This includes: full motion details proposed at an AGM; the Executive Committee member(s) assigned to lead on the motion; dedicated live-feeds reporting key decisions and important activity around each motion. This page enables students to see exactly how their Union and elected officers are working towards implementing and achieving motions, making it easier to track progress and hold the Union to account.

    The second page, AGM Motion Archive, details the outcomes of any motions passed at Union AGMs and will aim to retain outcomes of motions for a minimum of four academic years. Each individual motion will detail whether the Executive Committee deem the motion to be achieved or not achieved, with a summary outlining the outcome and the reasoning behind the Executive Committee’s decision. This page enables students to clearly see the outcomes to motions raised at Union AGMs, how this outcome came to fruition, and the reasons why the Executive Committee deem motions to be achieved or not achieved.

    The final page, AGM Motion Summaries, will house the published Union news items relating to AGM motion results so that students can always see whether a motion was passed or not a Union AGM, and whether any amendments were made to any proposed motions.

    This is in line with the motion brief which highlighted "the way progress on existing motions is monitored and reported is lacking" and asked for "[regular] reporting on [motion] progress that is accessible to all students" and to “have a system in place to hold the Executive Committee accountable to continuously working on … motions”.

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Communication & Democracy).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Amended Motion "Change the AGM Motion System and to digitise the AGM Motion voting system" was passed, from the original motion "Change the AGM Motion System", at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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ACCESS TO SUCCESS

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Access to Success” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Ascertain the books that are essential for studying and that they are up-to-date.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

They are too expensive and there are not enough copies of them. Roman law for example underpins law in Scotland. There are only 3 online copies by the library and people get kicked off when another student tries to access them. This results in students not being able to work on their thesis or coursework.

Additionally, the library is seriously lacking in other texts (hard copies or online) and RGU students have limited access to other libraries. I imagine this is not a problem solely constricted to law.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

More books. It has been brought up at rep meetings, however, it has been said that there is not enough funding. Law is seriously underfunded and begs the question, how can RGU be recognised for law if it does not invest in its students. It makes them feel unimportant and not really part of the University.

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Education) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Fri 01 May 2020 16:43

    The President (Education and Welfare) and Vice President (Education) have contacted the Head of School (The Law School) to set up a meeting with Student School Officers to initiate discussions on this motion. The meeting will be held in early May and an update on discussions will be provided here following this meeting.  

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Education) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Motion "Access to Success" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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ELIMINATE STUDENT HUNGER AND BY EXTENSION ANXIETY, STRESS AND SHAME, AND FOR THE RGU:UNION FRUIT BOWL TO BE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR-ROUND

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Eliminate Student Hunger and by extension Anxiety, Stress and Shame.” was amended to “Eliminate Student Hunger and by extension Anxiety, Stress and Shame and for the RGU:Union fruit bowl to be available all year-round”. Members voted in favour of the fruit bowl, which is normally available during exam periods, being made available year-round.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

RGU: Union should take action against hunger, so students can focus on their coursework to obtain their degrees. There’s a good chance that several people at RGU are dealing with this issue. This is the time to end the issue for the students at RGU.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

It is an issue that should not exist in 2020 on RGU campus. Students have enough to worry about (exams, papers, tuition, rent, etc…) so let this issue end and let it be one less worry for students.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

A Foodbank to provide free food items to students so that they can take them home and prepare a meal.

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Thu 13 Aug 2020 10:39

    Throughout the period of lockdown, the Vice President (Welfare) had the opportunity to volunteer for the local community by aiding in the delivery of food parcels to both students and non-students alike and who found themselves in need of assistance due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Vice President (Welfare) as part of this AGM motion has striven to maintain the relationship with this community in order to facilitate a conversation on the establishment of the RGU:Union food bank. Discussions are at an early stage, however the Vice President (Welfare) believes that this is a promising avenue to explore.

    The Vice President (Welfare) has also been in communication with C-fine, a charitable organisation, regarding a possible RGU:Union food bank.

    The Vice President (Welfare) has handed over the continuation of these discussion to the President (Education and Welfare).

  • Fri 01 May 2020 16:30

    The President (Education and Welfare) and Union Finance Officer have held meetings in April to discuss the implementation of the fruit bowl that was mandated at the AGM. Discussions have led to an estimated cost of £600 per annum to have the fruit bowl available during term time. 

    Following this, the Executive Committee shall meet to discuss this potential cost and to evaluate the Union’s options here, and the meeting will be utilised to gather feedback on the implementation of the fruit bowl and hear the opinions and ideas of the Committee on the best approach to generate the necessary revenue needed to support this initiative and the best approach to use this initiative to in turn support the Union. 
     

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Amended Motion "Eliminate Student Hunger and by extension Anxiety, Stress and Shame and for the RGU:Union fruit bowl to be available all year-round" was passed, from the original motion "Eliminate Student Hunger and by extension Anxiety, Stress and Shame", at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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INSTALL REVERSE VENDING MACHINES ON CAMPUS

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Install Reverse Vending Machines on Campus” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Recycling bins are a good idea but they rely on a student’s good conscience for them to be used to their maximum potential. Many students discard their rubbish, recyclable or not, into the general waste bins and, as a result, those bins often fill up quite quickly with waste that ought to be recycled.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

With green policy becoming a more pressing issue by the day, it is time to - at least partially - rethink how to incentivise students to recycle.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

Installing Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) on campus will incentivise students to recycle their empty beverage containers (plastic/glass bottles and cans). For example, every container put into an RVM could reimburses the user 10-15p. This will encourage students to recycle more as they will be able to save money. Installing them near food and drink outlets would help promote their use.

Many supermarkets and universities across the U.K. have already installed RVMs - It is time for RGU to do the same!

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from President (Communication & Democracy) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:55

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from President (Communication & Democracy) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Motion "Install Reverse Vending Machines on Campus" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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TAKE ACTION ON ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Take Action on Road Infrastructure” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Aberdeen’s street layout is designed to favour vehicles over cyclists and pedestrian. Cycle lanes do not continually run in a seamless, uninterrupted manor. There is substantial congestion in and around Union Street with air pollution close to the legal limit. Union Street has also seen a footfall reduction leading to a 1/5 of business premises being left empty.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

Commuting by car has a 32% higher chance of death compared to cycling or walking. In Scotland, 2/3 people are overweight/obese at a cost of £600 million pa to the NHS, and air pollution costs the lives of 2500 people and the economy £1.1 billion pa.

Aberdeen’s street layout has led to a disconnect between citizens and the streets on which they inhabit. Union Street is divided by a 4-lane street which results in a social disconnection. This is a leading factor in store closures on Union street as people avoid the divided city-centre. Additionally, as evidenced by the reduction in footfall, the multi-store car parks have not brought economic success to the centre, and now high-street bosses are calling for the pedestrianization of Union street.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

RGU should commit to the aiding of development of pedestrianization, cycling and road infrastructure within Aberdeen. Contact and links with the main authorities controlling and influencing city planning need to be developed. We should aim to accumulate and use data to help influence city planning and assist in determining road layout.

Road layout should aim to segregate the three groups (bike lanes protecting cyclist from vehicles and cyclists from pedestrians) to solve the problem of differential speed. We should aim to produce detailed plans on the changes needing to be implemented to increase footfall in the centre and the number of people commuting by walking/cycling.

RGU should commit itself to producing a presentation for the public to be shown to via an open evening at RGU so that feedback and subsequent alterations can be made before presenting to the council with the goal of influencing the next transport strategy, which begins 2021.

The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead with assistance from President (Sport & Physical Activity) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Mon 06 Apr 2020 11:09

    The motion proposer has circulated a report concerning proposed improvements that should be implemented to better facilitate cycling to and from the RGU campus. The report contains three main phases: Phase 1 concerns construction of a cycling path connecting Deeside way to the RGU campus; Phase 2 looks to improve and build upon current infrastructure to cater for more demand generated by the Phase 1; Phase 3 looks to connect Crathie Student Village to Deeside Way to provide a more pleasurable cycling experience and sustainable alternative commuting method to the campus from the halls.

    The report can be viewed here.

    The report was circulated to the Union's sabbatical officers and, in line with the motion proposal which called for contact to be made with "the main authorities that control and influence city planning", was also circulated to the following: Sustrans; Cycling Scotland; Nestrans; Grampian Cycle Partnership; Aberdeen Councillor Sandra MacMillian; Aberdeen Cycling Forum; MSP Maureen Watt; Aberdeen Transport; RGU Principal John Harper; RGU Estates; RGU Transport.

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:56

    The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from President (Sport & Physical Activity) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Communication & Democracy).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Motion "Take Action on Road Infrastructure" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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MULTI-FAITH PRAYER ROOM IN THE SIR IAN WOOD BUILDING

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Prayer Room in the Sir Ian Wood Building” was amended to “Multi-Faith Prayer Room in the Sir Ian Wood Building”. Members voted in favour of making any prayer facility accessible to people of all faiths.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Students, staff, lectures, and guests of the Islam faith should have a convenient space available especially when students are studying or writing papers. Taking the time to go to the Chaplain’s building/Kaim is not suitable when the weather is bad or when people are unable to walk that far. Prayer mats should also be available.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

Some Muslims are currently seen praying in stairwells or hallways. This does not create a sense of inclusivity. The act of not having a prayer room, gives the message that we know you are here and you are tolerated, but you are not fully accepted.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

A dedicated prayer-room. Perhaps, next to the mail room if space is not available or one of the breakout rooms could be converted.

The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Fri 01 May 2020 16:38

    The President (Education and Welfare) and Vice President (Welfare) have set up a meeting for early May with the University’s Estates department to initiate discussions on this motion. The meeting will be held on the 4th of May and an update on discussions will be provided here following this meeting.   

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:56

    The President (Education & Welfare) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Welfare) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Education & Welfare).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:42

    The Amended Motion "Multi-Faith Prayer Room in the Sir Ian Wood Building" was passed, from the original motion "Prayer Room in the Sir Ian Wood Building", at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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SOCIETY PRODUCTIVITY SUITE UPGRADE

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Society Productivity Suite Upgrade” was passed, with no amendments, at the Union’s AGM 2020.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Societies struggle with signing into devices and using G-Suite. All committee members use one account per society; this one account system is due to the limitations of the Union’s G-Suite system, where there is a restriction on the number of users. An alternative, Microsoft Office suite, is more popular and more widely used.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

Due to the single account implementation of G-Suite, Google’s security mechanisms fight against societies. It detects multiple devices and people simultaneously using one account, this can lead to: messaging verification request codes around; auto-signed out of devices; auto-sign out, when two people use the web app; emails being marked as read for everyone, after one member read the email.

Other notable issues are: limited storage; insufficient tracking of changes in documents; account freezing.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

Office 365 and Teams are office apps and services people use every day. Teams is the central hub where all the apps work together, allowing presentations, meeting minutes, communication, plans and more to exist together in an easy to use app.

G-Suite can’t compare to the ease of use and familiarity that Office 365 provides. RGU students use Office 365 at university and at home already, and these are the same tools used by industry professionals. A society with better tools can spend less time managing tasks and more time running events and giving better experiences to students. This will also help new committees as they should easily be able to work with the documents and plans after a hand over.

RGU will need to install Microsoft Teams on PCs across university so you don’t have to use the web or phone app (including RGU MyApps). The Microsoft default storage limit for Teams is 2TB or Unlimited; if RGU has changed it, a reasonable amount should be agreed between the Union and RGU.

The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead with assistance from Vice President (Societies) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Wed 25 Mar 2020 10:13

    The Union is currently trialling Microsoft Teams throughout the Union structure so as to familiarise both the Union's Executive Committee and staff with the system and tools before introducing the software to Societies.

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:56

    The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from Vice President (Societies) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Communication & Democracy).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:43

    The Motion "Society Productivity Suite Upgrade" was passed, with no amendments, at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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BRING BACK RGU’S SOCIAL SPACES AND A BAR

Passed at AGM 2019/20 on 18/02/2020

WHAT IS THE MOTION?

The original motion “Bring Back RGU’s Social Spaces” was amended to “Bring Back RGU’s Social Spaces and a Bar”. Members voted in favour of including a bar as part of social space development plans.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

RGU social spaces on Campus and in Aberdeen for students to socialise and relax no longer exist.

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?

These spaces were for students to do what they wanted with them, being students! Meeting friends, new people and even people from a different school or university. These interactions are now far from common. This is a key part of student life and should be brought back.

If you aren’t in student accommodation, you may not have experienced meeting people at all, apart from in classes. This disconnect with the community of students needs to be resolved.

Aberdeen and universities across the U.K. already have their own, and this may also help RGU to maintain its student satisfaction rating.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

RGU will work with the Union to reinstate equivalent or improved social spaces through, but not limited to: Provisioning of new, existing or reconfigured premises; Setting out a timetable for the planning and executing of this project that is ratified by the Union; Publication of plans and timetables to ensure accountability of the University to the will of its students; Actively promote these spaces as part of student life; Publication of quarterly progress reports on the project until completion (as ratified by the Union).

The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead with assistance from President (Education & Welfare), President (Sport and Physical Activity) and Union Staff.
The live-feed below displays the latest motion updates:
  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:56

    The President (Communication & Democracy) is taking lead on this motion with assistance from President (Education & Welfare), President (Sport & Physical Activity) and relevant Union Staff. If you have any questions about the motion or would like some more information on its progress, click here to send an email to the President (Communication & Democracy).

  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 15:43

    The Amended Motion "Bring Back RGU’s Social Spaces and a Bar" was passed, from the original motion "Bring Back RGU’s Social Spaces", at the Annual General Meeting of RGU:Union on Tuesday the 18th of February 2020.

 

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