Union General Meetings

The Union General Meeting (UGM) is a weekly meeting where you can find out what your elected Student Representatives have been up to and debate policy that shapes the LSESU's campaigns.


UGMs are one of the main ways in which you can democratically engage with your Students' Union.




From time to time, senior figures in the School, as well as NUS Officers and other decision-makers, are invited to the UGM to speak to and answer questions from the student body.


The UGM is held on Thursdays during term time from 6–7pm on the 1st floor café of the Saw Swee Hock Centre. All LSE students are welcome to attend. 


Voting for or against a motion

Voting on motions takes place online from 7pm on Thursday until 5pm on Friday. 


You can vote online at: www.lsesu.com/vote


Simply log in with your School username and password to cast your vote.


Submitting a motion

If you want to change something in the Union, get your elected Student Representatives to lobby the School on a particular issue or inform the Union’s stance on a global issue, you can do so by proposing a motion.


Previous successful motions led to the introduction of a BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Students’ Officer; declared zero tolerance for sexual harassment on campus; and lobbied the School to divest from fossil fuels.


If your motion passes, then it will become LSESU’s policy on this topic for the next three years.


Submitting a motion to the UGM is simple. Download this UGM guide and create the change you want to see.


Submit your motion via email to su.democracy@lse.ac.uk, or via the online submission form


If you’re not sure exactly what to put in your motion, fill in our online form and someone from the Democracy Committee will get back to you:


There are some things that cannot be changed via a UGM motion, such as anything that commits the Union to spending money. You may need to propose a referendum.