SU Council

About SU Council

The SU is run by students, for students. Council is a group of students from across different groups and departments who oversee what the SU does.

How to Become a Councillor

Councillors lead the SU and make important decisions about the way we are run - find out how you can become one.

SU Council Online

Support for SU Councillors on Meetings, Polices, Motions, Workshops, Papers and much more


Policy Proposals

Proposals for new policies or constitutional changes must be available for all students to view and consider for 10 days before going to Students' Union Council. 

This allows students the opportunity to ask questions on or propose amendments to the policies, before they are discussed at Council. You can have view our current policies and new policy proposals here.

Policy proposals: To propose an amendment to a proposal or an alternative or related proposal this must be submitted in writing to the Student's Union President via sucouncil@sheffield.ac.uk. Amendments or alternative proposals must be no more than 200 words and can be submitted either by an SU Councillor or by a student who is not a Councillor, with the support of 10 other students. 


The next meeting of Students' Union Council is open for all students to attend and will be in Hicks Lecture Theatre 2 from 5:15pm on Thursday 14th December 2017.

You can find a full list of the 2017/18 SU Council meeting dates here.

Past meetings

You can read the papers from previous Council meetings from the 2016-17 meetings here.

You will also find the minutes taken at the previous Council meeting in each paper pack.


Statement by SU President

At a meeting on 14th December 2017, Students’ Union Council passed a motion strongly condemning the decision of the United States President, Donald Trump, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Many countries including international organisations have warned against this move, believing that it will escalate tension in the region and is against international law.  

Sheffield Students’ Union believes that the human rights of Palestinians will be undermined and violated as a consequence of Trump’s action and wishes to put on record its solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Sheffield Students’ Union believes that Israel should end its occupation of the Palestinian territories and that East Jerusalem should be recognised as the capital of Palestine.

Kieran Maxwell - President, Sheffield Students' Union


Results: Meet your new Councillors

Thank you for voting. Your new SU Council has now been elected! Find out who'll be steering the SU ship.

How the SU works

Watch the video above to find out how your SU is run and how you can get involved!

Student Trustee

Results: Meet your Student Trustee

Your votes have elected your new Student Trustee! They will be your voice on the Trustee Board which oversees the entire organisation, making sure your SU, stays as #1!

NUS Delegates

Results: Meet your NUS Delegates

Thanks to your votes, your new NUS Delegates have now been elected! These students will represent our Students' Union at NUS conferences all through the Spring. As well as a National Conference, there are conferences for a number of other issues and groups.