KeeleSU has been engaging with a process of democratic review over the past 18 months.
This review included statistical analysis, focus groups and research into how other SUs operate.
The resulting process is bespoke to KeeleSU context, strengths and culture.
Among other things the review process found that current democratic processes are led by full time officers who made up 64% of all policy submissions.
During the 2018/19 academic year we have experimented with a different format which aims to give students much more influence over the operations of the SU and it's officers.
The 2018/19 year saw only 21% of submissions being completed by officers.
The democratic procedures laid out in the current draft of the Bye-Laws are not fit for purpose.
The new democratic procedures in the attached annex give students more power to change things.
To remove chapters 1, 2 and 3 of the KeeleSU Bye-Laws and replace them with the attached 4 chapters, amending the chapter numbering as required. These chapter can be found here: https://keelesu.com/pageassets/yourunion/democraticreview/Democratic-Review-Chapters(1).pdf
Find out all you need to know here: keelesu.com/yourunion/democraticreview