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.
|2017/02||Shuttle buses during strike days||2020-11|
|2018/01||Support Our Staff - stop attacks on pensions||2021-02|
|2019/01||Abortion Rights - Liverpool Guild is Pro-Choice!||2022-03|
|2019/02||Single-use Water Bottles||2022-12|
The following are decisions taken by Preferendum which did not necessarily result in a policy position:
|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 2017 National Student Survey|
|2015/06||BDS||Support the BDS motion|
The following are decisions taken by Referendum which did not necessarily result in a policy position:
|2019/01||Abortion Rights - Liverpool Guild is Pro-Choice!||Yes|
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.
|G050||Drugs Policy||2022-03||Licenced Premises|
|G065||Door Entry Policy||2019-07||Licenced Premises|
|G068||Search Policy||2019-07||Licenced Premises|
|G027||Health & Safety Policy||2022-12||Health & Safety|
|G046||Disciplinary Procedure (Members)||2019-07||Governance|
|G070||Code of Conduct||2019-07||Governance|
|G054||Student Media Policy||2022-12||Membership Services|
|G010||Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy||2022-10||HR|
|G034||Data Protection and Information Security Policy||2021-06||Governance|
|G074||Ethical Investment and Exclusions Policy||2021-06||Marketing|
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.
|M011||Sustainability Policy||2020-10||Staff||Compatibility with the Guild's sustainability objectives|
|M001||Gambling Organisations||2021-10||Students||The Guild should not promote gambling as it can cause financial hardship and welfare issues.|
|Participation in harmful government disability benefit assessments.|
|M003||The Sun newspaper||2021-10||Students||Unjust and unethical coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy.|
|M004||International volunteering organisations||2021-10||Staff||High financial and systematic risk to students and the Guild.|
|M005||Religious Groups||2021-10||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||2021-10||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||2021-10||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||2021-10||Student Officers
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||2021-10||Student Officers
|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.|
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|
|2015/02||Frack Free Zone||2018-11|
|2015/03||Fossil Fuel Divestment||2018-11|
|2015/04||Protest Against Fees and Cuts||2018-11|
|Affordable Gym & AU Membership||2019-05|
|2016/02||NUS National Ballot (NSS)||2016-12|
|2016/03||Safe Taxis Policy||2019-03|
|2016/02||Accomodation for Commuters||2019-11|