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Guild Council

Guild Council

Fri 26 March 2021 09:30-11:00
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. To find out more about Guild Council, and to submit an agenda item, please go to the website

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Item and Context Lead
Welcome.  Guild Chair
Apologies for absence. Guild Chair
Notifications for any other business. Guild Chair

1. FOR DECISION: approval of the minutes from the last meeting.

Paper: Minutes for 15 February 2021

Guild Chair

2. FOR INFORMATION: update on fee compensation campaign. 

In the last meeting, Council voted to adopt a stance on campaigning for tuition fee compensation due to COVID-19. VP Education to update on the progress of this campaign. 

VP Education

3. FOR DECISION: amendment to Byelaw 7 Student Activities (Truro).

Medical students who transfer to Truro cease to be members of the Guild while studying in Cornwall as they become members of Falmouth SU. They do, however, become automatic associate members of the Guild. The proposed amendment would allow Truro associate members to stand for election to committee positions for the following year (when they return to Exeter). 

Paper: 2021-03-26 GC Paper - Byelaw 7 Amendment (Truro)

VP Activities

4. FOR INFORMATION: Democracy Review. 

Kathryn will provide an update on the Democracy Review following recent workshops and a propsal of principles discussed at Trustee Board. 

Kathryn Sullivan

5. FOR INFORMATION: Election Update. 

An update on the recent student elections for full-time officers, college officers, and subject chairs. Councillors will be able to provide feedback on their experiance of the election. 

Student Governance Coordinator

6. FOR ACTION: 'What do students want from the curriculum?' opportunity. 

'If you’re the sort of SU that takes students’ education and their hopes for their future seriously, we have an exciting opportunity for you. Over the next few months Wonkhe, supported by Adobe, will be carrying out a research project on students' expectations for their academic curriculum. We'd love to hear from interested SUs who would be keen to shape the discussion, run a focus group with students on our behalf, and share your insight on how SUs can influence the curriculum. It won't cost you anything to get involved, we'll cover expenses and you’ll be first in on a new toolkit on influencing curriculum. Alan Roberts, partner at CounterCulture LLP and fresh from a stint as interim chief exec of two SUs, will be facilitating the project -  get in touch with Alan to express interest and find out more.'

VP Education / Voice 
Any other business. Guild Chair

Agenda information

23 March 2021 Agenda published 


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