For the first time since the 2014/2015 academic year, the University of Warwick has submitted a motion proposal to the NUS annual conference. According to the Boar, Warwick SU's Student Council voted by 8 votes to 4, with 1 abstention, to send a motion calling for the monarchy to be abolished. The council is made up of the union executive, including the sabbatical officers and some part time officers.
One student commented “I feel like a lot of people think of students as being in this cushty little bubble sometimes, and I think if our Student Council is focusing on issues – for example abolishing the monarchy – it makes us seem like we’re out of touch and we need to get to reality and stick to the things that are really affecting us. I don’t find it particularly impressive.”
The current president of the SU, Luke Pilot, said “These motions were submitted to Council to vote on whether they should be sent to NUS National Conference to be debated (as per By-Law 5, paragraph 5.5.1 section j). The correct democratic procedure was followed, and Student Council has voted in favour of granting Conference Delegates the right to debate these motions.”
As well as the motion to abolish the monarchy, Warwick will also send motions on allowing 'Indonesia to relinquish control of West Papua', opposing the renewal of Trident, and a motion entitled 'education for resistance'.
Warwick SU Submits Motion to NUS to 'Abolish the British Monarchy' Reviewed by Student Voices on 09:03 Rating: