Union Policy

Find out about the Union Policy here!

What is it?

Policy is made by debating and passing a motion though Student Council, student meeting or referendum.

Policy outlines what the Union’s stance on a particular issue and what actions the Union should take to attempt to resolve it.

Bye-Law amendments are also proposed, debated and passed in the same way.

If you have any questions relating to these policies please email Maddie Spink, Representation and Democracy Manager m.spink@qmul.ac.uk

Current Policy

Policy Name Date Passed Lapses
Ban Payday Loan Companies from Campus 9 October 2012 (renewed 13 Oct 2015) 2017/18
Affiliation to UKCISA

27 November 2012 (renewed 13 Oct 2015)

2017/18
Affiliate to London Nightline 12 February 2013 (renewed 13 Oct 2015) 2017/18
Large Print and Braille Menus in Union Premises 12 February 2013 (renewed 13 Oct 2015) 2017/18
Ensuring Students can feedback about QMSU Services Ltd 26 November 2013 (renewed 10 Oct 2016) 2015/16
Affiliation to Citizens UK 11 February 2014 2015/16
Allow students to play sport on Wednesday afternoon 11 February 2014 2015/16
Condemn the deduction of a full day pay for a two hour stoppage 11 February 2014 2015/16
Postgraduates Who Teach 11 February 2014 2015/16
Scholarship between Gaza and Queen Mary 11 February 2014 2015/16
Gender Neutral Honorifics on QMUL Websites 20 March 2014 2015/16
Protecting Periods for Religious Observance in Timetabling 11 February 2014 2015/16
Reaffirm Islamic University of Gaza Twinning 20 March 2014 2015/16
Student Rights 20 March 2014 2015/16
University Spending Priorities 20 March 2014 2015/16
How should the new students from the Faculty of Life Sciences in Whitechapel be represented 20 March 2014 2015/16
Advice and Counselling Service Issues 7 October 2014 2016/17
Motion to update the QMSU website to ensure more transparency and accountability of the sabbatical officers 7 October 2014 2016/17
Provision of Water Fountain Facilities 7 October 2014 2016/17
Union and Association membership for interrupting or intercalating students 7 October 2014 2016/17
Union Elections: System for administering the candidate budget 7 October 2014 2016/17
Action to be taken regarding UCU Marking Boycott 18 November 2014 2016/17
External Speaker Request Changes 18 November 2014 2016/17
Content Warnings on Module Directories 18 November 2014 2016/17
Retakes for all Key Modules 18 November 2014 2016/17
Halal Food Certification 27 January 2015 2016/17
Illegible Handwriting Exam Guidelines 27 January 2015 2016/17
Quest Radio to be played in QMSU Outlets 27 January 2015 2016/17
Students not Suspects 27 January 2015 Replaced by more up to date policy
24/7 Mile End Library Opening Hours 19 March 2015 2016/17
Assignment extensions due to unreliable QMUL IT provisions 19 March 2015 2016/17
Community Campus Noticeboards 19 March 2015 2016/17
Diversifying Food Choice on Campus 19 March 2015 2016/17
IUG 19 March 2015 2016/17
Paying Student Staff the London Living Wage 19 March 2015 2016/17
QMSU Block Grant 19 March 2015 2016/17
Revisiting Room Bookings 19 March 2015 2016/17
Study Well Campaign embedded as a policy 19 March 2015 2016/17
Temporary mic system in Blomeley Rooms 19 March 2015 2016/17
Student Media Sustainability 19 March 2015 2016/17

BLSA Representation

19 March 2015 This motion was overturned by the Board of Trustees
Accessibility Training for Societies and Student Groups 24 March 2015 2016/17
Improving safety on Mile End road - Supporting the SaveME Campaign 24 March 2015 2016/17
Motion to ratify the appointment of new external trustees to the Union's Board of Trustees 24 March 2015 2016/17
Promoting the work of the Board of Trustees 24 March 2015 2016/17
Sanitary Products Motion 24 March 2015 2016/17
Vegetarian and Vegan Food Labeling 24 March 2015 2016/17
Updating the Student Staff Protocol 24 March 2015 2016/17
5p Green Fund 20 April 2015 2016/17
Block Booking 20 April 2015 2016/17
Financial Incentives 20 April 2015 2016/17
Further Barriers to Postgraduate Education 20 April 2015 2016/17
Impartial Pastoral Care 20 April 2015 2016/17
Joint Ticketing for Part Time Officers 20 April 2015 2016/17
Profit-Free Periods 20 April 2015 2016/17
Social Events and Initiations Policy 20 April 2015 2016/17
Student Council Motion Deadline 20 April 2015 2016/17
Student-Led Welcome Fair Allocations 20 April 2015 2016/17
The Union should put pressure on the university to mandate QReview lecture recordings 13 October 2015 2017/18
The Union should lobby the university to provide travel expenses for clinical year Course Representatives to attend SSLC meetings 13 October 2015 2017/18
The Union should campaign and issue a statement against the proposed changes to junior doctors' and dentists' contracts 13 October 2015 2017/18
Rites of Passage should be held in St. Paul's Cathedral again this year 13 October 2015 2017/18
The Union should increase the poster areas across campus 13 October 2015 2017/18
The Union Should lobby to include Barts & the London SMD in addition to Queen Mary UoL on BL PhD certificates 17 November 2015 2017/18
The Union should lobby QMUL to cancel the contract with Mitie 17 November 2015 2017/18
The Union should standardise prices across its venues 17 November 2015 Overturned by Board of Trustees
The Union should conduct research and run a campaign on LGBT+ Inclusion in Sport 8 December 2015 2017/18
Whistleblowing processes should be better organised and advertised to BL students 8 December 2015 2017/18
More gluten-free food products should be introduced on campus 8 December 2015 2017/18
Student representation on QMUL College Council 8 December 2015 2017/18
Greater transparency provided by the Students’ Union with respect to suspensions given to a society 8 December 2015 2017/18
An emergency Societies Board meeting commencing the week of 14th December 8 December 2015 2017/18
External bookings for the Great Hall to begin from 2pm on Fridays 8 December 2015 Replaced by more up to date policy
The Union to lobby the university to keep Dawson Accommodation Rooms for BL Students 8 December 2015 2017/18
The Union to sanction an ongoing initiative for improving security for students and the wider community 8 December 2015 2017/18
Disabilities and Specific Learning difficulties: Setting a higher standard. 26 January 2016 2017/18
The Union to standardise prices across retail shops and cafes for refrigerated grab and go bought-in products. 26 January 2016 2017/18
The Union to lobby QMUL to ensure it publically supports being subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. 26 January 2016 2017/18
The Union to supply Barts & the London branded clothing 26 April 2016 2017/18
The Union to investigate staff Mental Health support 26 April 2016 2017/18
The Union to campaign against Prevent 26 April 2016 2017/18
The Union to support Fossil Fuel Divestment 26 April 2016 2017/18
The Union to support voting to remain in the EU 26 April 2016 Not agreed in time by the Board of Trustees
The Union to ban prevention of use of electronic devices during teaching 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union to lobby University on providing prayer space 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union to allocate policy to relevant staff and Executive officers 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union to provide alcohol-free spaces and events 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union holding Rites of Passage in St. Pauls in 2016/17 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union's use of BLSA brand 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union's Whitechapel Welcome Fair allocations 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union and approval times for external speakers 11 October 2016 2018/19
The Union should take action on racism 15 November 2016 2018/19
The Union should not make profit for select newspapers in its outlets 6 December 2016 2018/19
The Union should boycott the National Student Survey 6 December 2016 2018/19
The Union should amend Disabilities and Specific Learning difficulties: a Higher Standard policy 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should amend Accessibility Training for Societies and Student Groups policy 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should implement Disabled Go 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should provide training and perks to BLSA non-representative roles 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should investigate how it might support student housing cooperatives 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should install a sanitary products machine in the BLSA building 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should commit to oppose Prevent and support groups that campaign against it 28 February 2017 2018/19
The Union should encourage societies and sports clubs to actively and transparently engage in the QMBL elections 25 May 2017 2018/19
The Union should lobby the University to provide more water fountains across campus 25 May 2017 2018/19
The Union should set up a working group to formulate bye-laws to bring to Student Council for the recognition of QMBL clubs 25 May 2017 2018/19
 

Bye-Law Amendments

The Bye-Law Amendments passed at Student Council must subsequently be approved by the Board of Trustees. Bye-law amendments held here are awaiting confirmation to be updated against our Governance & Documents.

 
Amendment Name Date Passed Updated
Bye-law 8: Creating a Trans Representative 28 February 2017 Discussed and confirmed 14 March 2017