A referendum is a vote of all students at Salford and can be used to determine the policy of the Union. A referendum can be called by 1% of students signing a petition or a simple majority of the unions trustee board.
For a referendum to be initiated 1% of union members must sign a petition, currently this is approximately 190 students. You can submit a petition online on the Big Ideas page
On receipt of a valid petition an online vote of all members is initiated.
A referendum can be called on any issue, however there are slightly different requirements for voter turnout depending on what the referendum aims to do.
This requires a simple majority providing 4.5% of students vote. Currently this is approximately 855 students.
A referendum may override policy set in a general meeting or by Union Council.
This requires a simple majority providing 4.5% of students vote. Currently this is approximately 855 students
This requires a 75% majority providing 2.5% of students vote. Currently this is approximately 475 students.
All numbers given for turnout are an approximation and the exact values can change yearly depending how many students are registered.