UCLU’s Emergency Members’ Meeting (EMM) will take place at 6pm on Thursday 1 December 2011 in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building (accessed through Malet Place). Registration starts at 5:30pm. Please arrive early as there is limited capacity in the lecture theatre.
It is your opportunity to find out about, and take part in, the democratic running of the Union.
What is an EMM?
This EMM has been called by UCLU Council to ask the question “Does UCLU have confidence in Malcolm Grant as President and Provost of UCL?”.
Any UCL student as a member of UCLU can attend and submit other issues that they want to discuss. If you would like to submit a motion (on a issue you want discussed and voted on), you need to submit it by 5pm on Thursday 24 November to email@example.com
More about submitting a motion and deadlines is available here.
The agenda and papers will be posted on the website on Friday, and you’ll be able to download them, to bring along to the meeting.
Why are we having an EMM?
No confidence in the Provost?
UCL students join the debate and decide
01.12.11 - 5.30pm - Darwin LT
Professor Malcolm Grant, the current head of UCL, has been appointed as the chair of the NHS commissioning board. This is a new body set up by the Government to distribute NHS funding and to implement the Health and Social Care Bill. Professor Grant will continue as the Provost & President of UCL part-time while taking up this new role.
It has been suggested that whilst Professor Grant has worked to improve UCL and its position as a world class university, he has also served to undermine public services, including providing support for the increases in tuition fees. UCL may now be associated with the changes to the NHS.
This question will be answered at an emergency meeting for UCL students.
Come along 5:30pm, 1 December 2011 in Darwin LT - have your voice heard and your vote counted.
What do I do?
Don’t panic or freak out - speak out!
How does it work?
This Union notes… (Facts)
These are points which are factual information.
This Union believes… (Opinions)
Believes set out the Union’s position on the issue and in the future these can be pointed out in any debate as the students feelings.
This Union resolves/mandates… (Actions)
These are action points that the Union/officers must carry out.
After the proposition speech there will be an opportunity for someone to speak in opposition. Rounds of speeches will continue at the discretion of the Chair. The proposition and opposition speeches needed to be equally balanced.
The Chair will then open discussion to the floor.
At the end of the debate, the Chair will call for a vote and the matter is decided.
Click here to find out more about writing and submitting a motion.
Democracy & Communications Officer
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phone: 020 7679 7985
Representation & Campaigns Department
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phone: 020 7679 0678