You must give all your members a chance to attend an AGM to hear about how your group has developed over the year, what the financial status of the group is and to vote for a new committee. If you would like to run an election and would like our support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Bristol SU groups are democratic organisations. As an elected committee, you represent and are responsible to your members. All members should have this opportunity to ask questions of the committee and all are eligible to stand in elections for committee positions.
Each year, student groups affiliated to the Students' Union must re-affiliate. This process is run through our Committee Portal.
Re-affiliation is key to ensuring that student groups maintain access to various services that the SU provides including:
Outgoing Presidents are sent an email in April asking for the Student ID of your newly elected incoming President.
The incoming President is then automatically sent an email asking them (or another committee member) to complete a number of tasks including:
Outgoing Treasurers are sent an email in April asking them to sign off on their financial accounts for the past year.
The incoming Treasurer will be sent an email asking them to complete online Treasurer training, which is compulsory for incoming Treasurers.
The Development Team (email@example.com) are happy to attend and provide advice at handover meetings if this would be helpful for your group.
Key information and advice needs to be passed on to incoming committees to ensure consistency for the running of your group and for your members. This includes outstanding loans, grant records, regular sponsors, advice on how to recruit and retain members, advice on running particular events and strategic plans.
You should also: