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Notice of Referendum

February 18, 2019

This is official notice that Hull University Union will be holding a referendum as per the following details.

In line with Hull University Union’s Memorandum & Articles of Association this referendum must reach a quorum of 10% of FTE members, therefore the quorum in this referendum shall be 1486.

votes. The vote shall be calculated by a two-thirds majority vote of all voting members.


Do you approve the amendments proposed in the Memorandum and Articles of Hull University Union Ltd?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Spoilt Ballot



Wednesday 6th March, 6pm - Scoop -  Referendum Q & A session

Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 9am - Voting opens

Friday 15th March 2019 at 3pm -  Voting closes

The rules and regulations for this referendum can be found here.

The Chief Returning Officer for this referendum is Lydia Blundell, Head of Engagement at Huddersfield Students’ Union.

For any enquiries, please contact Nicole Steele, Student Voice Manager and Assistant Returning Officer, on [email protected] or 01482 466246.


Why are we holding a referendum?

The ‘Memorandum and Articles of Association of Hull University Union Ltd’ is the core governing document for the Students’ Union and must be reviewed every five years by the University of Hull. Jane Stafford, incoming CEO of the Union (August 2018), conducted a review of the Memorandum with all Trustees – Sabbatical, Student and External, and the senior management team, working with a specialist solicitor from Rollits, Hull.

It is clear that whilst no significant changes are required to the Memorandum, which would alter the way the Union operates, a number of changes are needed. These changes need to be made to reflect working practice and ensure the Union remains current and prepared for the next three to five years.

The process of making these changes to the Memorandum are as follows:

  • Agreement by the Board of Trustees of Hull University Union followed by
  • Agreement by the University of Hull followed by
  • Referendum of the Members of the Union (all Students who are members)


What changes are being proposed?

We are sharing relevant documents with all members so that you can be fully informed of the amendments being proposed through this referendum.

Please see here for a brief summary of the amendments proposed.

Please see here for the full Articles document including track changes.

The document is currently pending official approval from University Council.


How do I vote?

During the voting period, simply go to and login with your University username and password.
Only full members of Hull University Union that are registered students can vote in this referendum.


Does Hull University Union have a position on this referendum?

The Students’ Union is firmly in favour of the changes being proposed by the Board of Trustees in this referendum.  Student members, including elected officers, are free to express their own views, but they do not represent an official Students’ Union view. We will be facilitating a Question and Answer session with the Chief Executive Officer, Jane Stafford, and members of the Board of Trustees so that students can find out more about the changes being proposed and the reasons behind this referendum being brought.


Further Information

If you require more information please contact [email protected] or call 01482 466246.





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