Positional Policy

These policies are suggested by our members and agreed by Guild Summit or via a student vote. These policies are are statements of belief or intent on key issues, they can be a statement of the Guild's position, or a commitment to doing things in a certain way or campaign on a particular issue. These policies are made democratically and remain in place for three years. 

If you have an idea for a new policy or feel that we should amend one of our existing policies you can make a submisison to Change It.

 Code  Title  Lapses  Activity 
 2015/06 BDS 2018-12  
 2016/01 Affordable Gym & AU Membership 2019-05  
 2016/02 Accomodation for Commuters 2019-11  
 2016/03 Safe Taxis PolicySafe Taxis PolicySafe Taxis Policy 2019-03  
 2017/02 Shuttle buses during strike days 2020-11  
 2018/01 Support Our Staff - stop attacks on pensions 2021-02  

 

Preferendum Decisions

The following are decisions taken by Preferendum which did not necessarily result in a policy position:

 Code  Title  Result Activity 
 2018/02  Rename Roscoe & Gladstone Hall No, do not change the name but install an informative plaque detailing Gladstone’s politics, good and bad.  
 2017/01  Campaign for students to boycott the National Student Survey Yes, the Guild should begin a campaign for students to boycott the National Student Survey  
 2015/06 BDS Support the BDS motion  

 

Procedural Policy

These policies are proposed by our staff and are approved by the Board of Trustees. These policies related to operational matters and are usually reviewed every three years.

 Code  Title  Review  Area 
 G050 Drugs Policy 2018-12 Licenced Premises
 G065 Door Entry Policy 2019-07 Licenced Premises
 G068 Search Policy 2019-07 Licenced Premises
 G027 Health & Safety Policy 2019-07 Health & Safety
 G046 Disciplinary Procedure (Members) 2019-07 Governance
 G070 Code of Conduct 2019-07 Governance
 G054 Student Media Policy 2019-03 Membership Services
 G024 Ethical Investment Policy 2019-05 Finance
 G010 Equality and Diversity Policy 2019-05 HR
 G020 Society Risk Policy 2019-11 Membership Services
 G031 Sustainability Policy 2020-10 Green
 G034 Data Protection and Information Security Policy 2021-06 Governance
 G074 Ethical Investment and Exclusions Policy 2021-06 Marketing

 

Media Sales

The Guild has a framework for decisions realting to those organisations it does not wish to engage into partnerships, investments or commercial media sales agreements with whether for political, ethical, moral or organisational integrity reasons.

Those exclusions which are based on positional policy (above) will lapse with those policies.

Those exclusions which have not previously been subject to student opinion (i.e. those listed as passed on June 2018) will be reviewed in June 2021 after which they will remain in place until challenged via the democratic process.

 Code  Title  Review  Origin Reasoning
 M010 BDS 2018-12 Students By virtue of policy passed by the student body at Preferendum
 M011 Sustainability Policy 2020-10 Staff Compatibility with the Guild's sustainability objectives
 M012 Fossil Fuel Divestment 2018-11 Students By virtue of policy passed by Guild Summit
 M013 Frack Free Zone 2018-11 Students By virtue of policy passed by Guild Summit
 M001 Gambling Organisations 2021-06 Students The Guild should not promote gambling as it can cause financial hardship and welfare issues.
 M002 ATOS 2021-06 Student Officers
(Maev McDaid)
Participation in harmful government disability benefit assessments.
 M003 The Sun newspaper 2021-06 Students Unjust and unethical coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy.
 M004 International volunteering organisations 2021-06 Staff High financial and systematic risk to students and the Guild.
 M005 Religious Groups 2021-06 Staff The Guild is a secular, pluralist organisation and thus does not actively promote any religious organisation or tendency.
 M006 Banks and similar financial organisations 2021-06 Staff The Guild provides confidential, non-judgmental and impartial advice on issues relating to our members finances. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular financial institution.
 M007 Personal Injury Solicitors 2021-06 Staff The Guild provides confidential non-judgmental and impartial advice on legal and financial issues. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular solicitors in this regard.
 M008 Anti-abortion organisations 2021-06 Student Officers
(Sean Turner)

The Guild provides confidential, non-judgmental and impartial advice on the issue of sexual health and pregnancy, as does the University of Liverpool.

Organisations founded on the belief that abortion is immoral, unethical or sinful cannot provide such advice and to platform such organisations would contradict our own service provision.

 M009 Housing providers, letting agents and landlords 2021-06 Student Officers
(Rory Hughes)
The Guild provides confidential non-judgmental and impartial advice on legal and financial issues. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular solicitors in this regard.The Guild provides confidential non-judgmental and impartial advice on legal and financial issues. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular solicitors in this regard.The Guild provides confidential non-judgmental and impartial advice on legal and financial issues. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular solicitors in this regard.The Guild provides confidential non-judgmental and impartial advice on legal and financial issues. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular solicitors in this regard.The Guild provides confidential, non-judgmental and impartial advice on the issue of housing. We thus do not wish to actively advocate for any particular housing provider, letting agent or landlord.

 

Policy Precedent

These are old policies which have expired, but are kept here to provide a non-binding indicator of student opinion.

 Code  Title  Lapsed  What was done?
 2012/02 Gender Neutral Policy 2015-05  
 2013/02 Zero Tolerance to Homophobia 2016-02  
 2014/01 Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment 2017-12  
 2011/04 Hidden Course Costs 2014-08  
 2011/06 University Accomodation Policy 2014-08  
 2011/05 Human Rights in a Globally Connected University 2014-08  
 2011/03 Group Work Policy 2014-08  
 2011/02 Equality Monitoring in Higher Education Policy 2014-08  
 2011/01 Developing a Student Centred Culture within Liverpool University 2014-08  
 2012/01 Teaching Quality Policy 2015-05  
 2012/04 Peer Mentoring Policy 2015-05  
 2012/03 International Students Policy 2015-05  
 2013/01 Equal Marriage Policy 2016-02  
 2013/03 Internationalisation Policy 2016-05  
 2015/01 Bus Policy 2018-08  
 2015/02 Frack Free Zone 2018-11  
 2015/03 Fossil Fuel Divestment 2018-11  
 2015/04 Protest Against Fees and Cuts 2018-11  
 2015/05 Student Parking 2018-11  
 2016/02 NUS National Ballot (NSS) 2016-12