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Referendum - Have Your Say

Students' Union Referendums - 5 Dec 19 - Results

An all-student vote (referendum) took place on 5 Dec to approve changes to the Union’s rules agreed by the Students’ Union Council on Mon 2 Dec.

The results and the details of the proposed changes, can be found here.


Students' Union Referendums - Overview

Referendums are All-Student Votes and give you the ultimate say in the big decisions in your Students’ Union.

Any student can call (and vote in) a Referendum – the highest decision-making body in the Union.

If you have a campaign that you want the student body to support, you can demand that a Referendum is held, by either:

  • Getting the signatures of 2.5% of the student population at Queen’s
  • Asking Student Council to call a Referendum

A Referendum can also be demanded getting signatures of 300 students. If you demand that a Referendum is held with 300 signatures, the result will only be advisory and cannot change the Union’s policies.

If you want to call a Referendum, contact the Student Voice team. They can advise you in confidence before you get started.


Active Referendum Petitions

You can request that the Students’ Union host a digital petition to demand that we hold a referendum on a particular issue.

If you would like us to host a petition on an issue, contact the Student Voice team. They can advise you in confidence on the procedure.

You can view (or sign) all digital petitions that we host on this webpage, just log in with your Queen's email address.