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 Council

Union Council is the place to have your say about what Union Southampton does and how it does it. Council holds your elected officers to account for what they are up to, and sets the direction for Union Southampton (through policy). It is the highest decision-making body and decides what goes on in your Union. Council meets 6 times a year and decisions are made by 50 elected members of Union Council.

Creative Industries

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.

External Engagement

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.

Sports Development

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.

Student Communities

The purpose of the Student Communities Zone is to represent the interests and amplify the voice of our different student communities.

Student Life

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.

Archived Committees

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.

View Archived Meetings