On this page you can view different committees that are responsible for the discussing and creating new policies, actions and decisions for Union Southampton to follow. Please click on a committee to view the minutes of previous meetings and to learn more about the decisions made
Union Senate is the political oversight body for the Union. It monitors the work of the Zone Committees, Union Officers and Trustee Board, monitors major expenditure by the Union and takes decisions on major Union issues.
Operations and Services Advisory Forum
The Operations and Services Advisory Forum advises Senate and Trustee Board on the areas of the Union that fall outside of the remit of individual Zones.
The purpose of the Creative Industries Zone is to further the student experience in media and the arts, whilst ensuring the development of content for the wider body. This is a place where creative experiences will be produced, promoted and appreciated.
The purpose of the Democracy Zone is to allow our members to equally participate in the running of the Union, including the proposal and development of decisions.
The purpose of the Education Zone is to understand issues, develop policy and campaigns, and share best practice relating to the student academic experience.
The purpose of the External Engagement Zone is to enable our members to create a positive impact on both the University and wider external communities.
The purpose of all the Sports Development Zone is to enable our members to enjoy sport at all levels and to unlock the potential of every one of our athletes.
The purpose of the Student Communities Zone is to represent the interests and amplify the voice of our different student communities.
The purpose of the Student Life Zone is to tackle the issues that affect students' everyday life, creating support structures and campaigning for a better quality of life.
The purpose of the Sustainability Zone is to ensure a balance of social, environmental and economic development within SUSU and for our members.
Responsible for the overall strategy and running of the union, including financial, commercial, communication and staffing matters.
As a result of governance changes due to Union Southampton registering as a charity, and subsequent changes from the implementation of the Zones structure, some committees no longer exist. However the minutes for these committees are still available for historical reference and review.