Meetings and Minutes

As a student group, you can discuss the needs of your group with Student Development or with the Vice President Activities & Development (VPAD) on a one-on-one basis, but sometimes it’s useful to discuss topics with other groups to raise recurring issues, ask questions or make suggestions that affect your group. There are four types of meetings that you need to be aware of, the first two of which have compulsory attendance:
Guild Council
Student Groups Committee


Student Group Megaforums (also previously known as Better Student Groups Forums), are where representatives from all groups get together. It’s a great chance to discuss anything that affects all groups, and the VPAD may also ask for feedback or suggestions on particular projects.
The next meeting is provisionally scheduled for:
Thursday 10th October, 6pm, location TBC.
Miniforums are more focused than the Megaforums, where similar groups get together to discuss common issues. Miniforums are held twice a year, typically in October and June, and all groups need to send at least one representative along, although if more of you can come along it can be useful.
The next round of miniforums is due to take place 21st to 31st October ; look out for exact dates nearer the time.
Guild Council
Guild Council is the representative body for the Guild, made up of around 90 students elected from various constituencies. Guild Council meets seven times a year, usually on a Thursday early evening. Only elected councillors have to go (including the committee members elected to represent their miniforum), but any student can attend meetings if they want to.
For more information on Guild Council, ask the Student Voice department or click here
Student Groups Committee (SGC)
The Student Groups Committee (more commonly referred to as the SGC), is an executive body, made up of three of the sabbatical officers (Vice-President Activities & Development, Vice-President Sport and Vice-President Democracy & Resources) and three committee members elected from the October Megaforum. It meets every two or three weeks during term-time, with these key roles
  • Deciding whether to approve new group applications
  • Dealing with discipline and complaints against groups, including derecognising groups that don’t meet minimum criteria
  • Allocating grant funding
  • Approving constitutional changes
  • Discussing any group-related issues that arise.


Contact Us

Groups - 0121 415 8950

RA's - 0121 415 8949


Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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