Hello and welcome to The Linc’s live coverage of this afternoon’s All Student Members Meeting (ASM), which includes a new motion on freedom of speech, as well as proposals on free higher education and mental health first aid.
The meeting, which is the first of the new academic year, sees the introduction of a new free speech motion to be discussed and debated.
The proposal, submitted by student Bradley Allsop, calls for a change in the rules meaning that criticism of SU policy by elected officers or students does not ‘bring the union into disrepute’.
It comes after the University of Lincoln’s Conservative Society had their social media accounts temporarily suspended by the SU earlier this year, where a criticism of the union’s free speech record was classed as ‘bringing the union into disrepute’.
Meanwhile, the meeting also sees students vote on ‘new governance’ on how the Students’ Union operates, and discuss ‘No Platforming’ – a policy which sees SUs ban certain organisations from speaking on campus.
Vice President for Welfare and Community, Connor Delany, has put forward four motions for members to discuss, including proposals on to-let signs, automatic voter registration and an accommodation accreditation scheme.
The ASM takes place this afternoon, from 4pm, in the Isaac Newton Building (0014). The agenda for the meeting can be found on the SU website.
Come back closer to the time for live updates and coverage from the team.Tweet