Was the Students’ Union pushing a ‘yes’ vote for the 2012 levy?

The Students’ Union has two democratic structures that its takes instruction from and direction on with regards to a whole host of issues from policies, finances and governance. In the case of the then forum Class Representative Council and Clubs & Societies Council, both mandated the Students’ Union Executive and its Sabbatical Officers to support a yes campaign. This time around the intention is to promote voting to the Student Body. This will not preclude those individual entities who are relying on new facilities from doing their utmost to promote a ‘yes’ vote, however the Students’ Union will be supporting an information campaign.

Every registered student is a member of the Students’ Union. If you buy a ticket to a ULSU event, you are engaging with the Students’ Union. If you purchase a bus ticket from reception, you are engaging with the Students’ Union. If you play a game of pool in the SU Common Room, you are engaging with the Students’ Union. If you print your notes in the SU, you are engaging with the Students’ Union. If you are involved in a Club or Society, you are engaging with the Students’ Union. If you have looked for advice or support from, or spoken with, the Academic or Welfare Officer, you are engaging with the Students’ Union.

As such, this levy provides you with an opportunity to enhance the community and the campus through the provision of additional facilities. This is the same as any community campaigning for a new youth centre, soccer field, school, or swimming pool – not everybody will avail of all the opportunities being campaigned for but it adds to the quality of life for those living in those area’s it is the same in the University. With regards to the Pitches, Handball alleys, Climbing Wall and 25M pool it will benefit over 2,500+ members of Student Clubs alone.