The Council is one of the four statutory bodies of the HKUST Students’ Union, acting as the Union’s legislature.
The functions of the Council, according to the Union Constitution, include
|To act as the legislature of the Union
|Monitor Union bodies and affiliated societies
|Manage the finance of the Union
|Amend and interpret the Union Constitution
|Promote students’ awareness on current issues
|Organize General Meetings and Elections
Composition of the Council 評議會的組成
The Council, under the leadership of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Chief Secretary, has a total of 46 seats, representing Union members from all backgrounds. They included representatives from Schools, House SA, popularly elected members and many more. Combined with the ex-officio members of the statutory bodies, they embodied diversity and ensured motions and resolutions were to be thoroughly deliberated in the chamber, in pursuit of safeguarding the your rights and benefits. Click here for the list of councilors for the current Union session.
The Council Secretariat and the Council’s Standing Committees are established to steer its fulfillment of constitutional responsibilities. They include the Affiliated Societies Committee, the Constitution Committee, the Council Administration Committee, the Election Committee and the Finance Committee.
Why should a UST student care about the Union Council?
The Union Council concerns not just the four statutory bodies of the Union; all student societies affiliated to HKUSTSU are under the auspices of the Council, and the general welfare of all HKUST students depends on the sound operation of the Union as a whole.
Therefore, we believe that each and every member of the Union should care about Council affairs. Members may participate in Council affairs through the following ways:
|Stand for the seats of Popularly Elected Councilors in the Union Annual Elections
|Attend Council meetings as observers (all SU Full Members are eligible to observe Council meetings)
|Contact the Popularly Elected Councilors, asking them to air your opinion on your behalf
|Refer to Council documents such as meeting agenda and minutes