Event Description

Guild Council

Guild Council

Fri 04 September 2020 16:00-17:00
Online meeting (on Microsoft Teams)

Guild Council is the Guild's representative body - it's members are the Full-Time Officers and College Officers. All students are welcome to attend. Please join via this link - Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.


Item and Context Lead

Election of the Guild Chair.

According to the Transitional Arrangements for Guild Council section 4.1, the College Officers must elect a College Officer to become the Guild Chair. 

College Officers
Welcome.  Guild Chair
Apologies for Absence. Guild Chair
Notification of any other business. Guild Chair

1. FOR DECISION: Appealed Applications for Student Group Affiliation. 

In the last academic year, Societies Council rejected a number of applications by student groups seeking affiliation to the Guild. Three of these groups are appealing that decision, and it falls to Guild Council to make the final decision (Byelaw7, sections 38 + 39). 

The appeal has been considered by a Full Time Officer (who was not involved in the original decision) and they will make a recommendation to Guild Council.

VP Education

2. FOR ACTION: Delegation of responcibilities concerning Student Activities to Vice President Activities.

Guild Council is able to delegate its authority. Previously, authority for student activities was delegated to Societies Council. Because of the interim arragements, Societies Council has lapsed. 

In order for Guild Council to focus on representational matters, the responcibilities of Guild Council that are set out in Byelaw 7 (except hearing appeals of decisions) need to be delegated to VP Activities.

VP Activities

3. FOR DECISION: Byelaw amendments concerning students who transfer to Truro. 

Following a piece of work between the Guild and the Student Union (Falmouth) to clarify the status and improve the experiance of students who transfer between the two students unions (Medics in Truro), it was recommended that the Guild amend its byelaws as follows:

Byelaw 1 - Membership amendment

Byelaw 7 - Student Activities amendment

Guild Council and Trustee Board are jointly responcible for making and amending byelaws (Memorandum and Articles). 

Trustee Board have ratified these changes on 24 August 2020. Therefore, the amendments will be enacted once Guild Council passes them. 

VP Activities 

Any other business. 

Paper on student activities. 

Guild Chair 

Agenda details:

Agenda published.  02 September 2020
Agenda amended (paper added for 1. Society Affiliation Appeals). 03 September 2020


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