Your Union

Writing a Council Paper

Any full member of the Union (Imperial College students are all automatically fully members) is able submit a motion to Council in the form of a paper. It is really simple to write a paper for Union Council, and you can always ask one of the Sabbaticals to help you- just send them an e-mail.  All motions require a proposer and a seconder.  A seconder must also be a full member of the Union. 

The paper should be structured as follows:

  • Union Notes (Facts) –factual information on the topic.
  • Union Believes (Opinion) – what you believe to be true.  This is where debate will come in.  What you believe may not be what other councillors hold true.
  • Union Resolves (Actions) – what do you want to happen.  Mandate officers to speak to college/external. May need resources (time or physical) allocated. 

The motion may be amended in the meeting.  The proposer may accept the suggested amendment or if not, Council will vote on it.

Papers can be found here

Send any papers written in to the Council Chair: chairman@imperial.ac.uk

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