What is a Student Forum?

Created by Sam Baran, Modified on Wed, 08 Nov 2023 at 04:34 PM by Sam Baran

What is a student forum?  

Forums are key political engagement meetings for SUSU members. It facilitates both information delivery, strategy updates and feedback from members. We hold three forums a year, one for each term across both Bay and Singleton Campus. Each forum will consist of the following:  

  • General Secretary (an elected student officer) to chair and host the event.  
  • ‘Forum Papers’ consisting of a written document of your officer updates, trustee update, and executive committee update.  
  • Each forum will have a question survey relevant to the theme of the forum which will be disseminated to understand in depth the current needs of the students.  
  • An update of relevant SUSU activities to include staff changes, estate and facility changes, and upcoming events.  
  • Motion presentation, discussion and voting.  


Although we host three forums a year, the executive committee (costing of your elected officer) may also call a forum during times of great need for students. For instance, once occurred during the 2021 Anti-Spiking Campaign.  

The student forums are key opportunities that allow your FTO’s, and SU, to focus on and develop student engagement whilst increasing opportunities. 

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