The following policy items have been passed democratically by the Students' Union. Before 2016/17, our principal policymaking body was Council. From 2016/17 onwards, policy items are passed by either Executive Committee, a Student Jury, or an all-student referendum. You can find out more about these structures and bodies here.

Some documents may have been superceded by later governance changes or decisions or become redundant as a result of time-sensitivity. Policy items last for three years, after which time they are lapsed or can be renewed by being passed through our policymaking bodies again.


Policy 2014-15

Motion on Saving Beds in the Orchard campaign

Motion on anti-fracking

Motion on Students Not Suspects

Motion on supporting those who care

Motion on boycott divestment sanctions (referendum failed to pass)

Motion on disabled students’ access to education

Motion on housing policy

Motion on participatory budgeting

Motion on Time to Change

Policy 2015-16

Motion on mature students

Motion on self-defining electorate

Motion to Remain

Motion on hustings in LUSU elections

Motion on opposing tuition fees

Motion on the cost of student accommodation

Motion for Stand By Me campaign

Policy 2016-17

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Responsible Alcohol Consumption Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy

Housing Policy

Ethical and Sustainability Policy


If you're interested in writing or submitting your own policy items, contact lusu.governance@lancaster.ac.uk or the Chair of LUSU Executive Committee at lusu.vp.ed@lancaster.ac.uk