The students' union
A taste of the UK in Paris, ULIP is a transnational institution which welcomes everyone. Although we are a small organisation, our Students’ Union has always been incredibly active in the lives of students, past, present and future.
Once you enrol at the university, you automatically have membership to the SU for the duration of your degree. This membership gives you the right to attend Student Union-led events and to both vote and participate in elections for representatives to sit on the Executive Committee and Student Council.
Being such a small institution, the Students' Union seeks to encourage and exude a strong sense of community. This comes partly from the team's dedication to improving the student experience, working hard on all areas from events to welfare to academic support. But, more importantly, our sense of closeness comes from the willing participation of our students and the relationships they build with the SU throughout their stay at ULIP.
We firmly believe that we can best represent you because of our:
On this website you can find important information about a range of topics ranging from how to maintain your mental/physical/sexual health as a student, where to go when you need accommodation, who to approach if an issue arises during your studies and why ULIP is such a rewarding place to study!
Whatever you need help with, we are here. Contact us via our emails or find us on Facebook. All our links can be found below.
You can also read our Joint Action Plan to find out our goals and how we will be achieving them in the upcoming academic year (2019-20).
How is the SU funded?
The SU receives around 10,000 euros from the CEO in three installments throughout the academic year. It is up to the Treasurer and President to decide how this money is spent. Typically, the budget is divided into two or three sections:
The SU also makes a lot of money from the events that it holds but the amount of money varies depending on how popular events are that year.
At the end of the academic year, all the remaining money is spent on End of Year Ball.
Click on the following link to join the ULIP Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2211677105/
For past, present and future ULIP students to keep in contact and be updated on what the SU and the Insititute are currently doing!
FAQ: How is the SU elected?
Anyone wishing to be elected into an SU role should:
ULIPSU uses Single Transferable Vote (STV) as the voting system. Votes are counted by the current secretary and the returning officer (librarian). The results are announced on Facebook and the breakdown of the votes is put on display in the window of the SU office.
Elections for the Exec are traditionally held in March. Any full-time ULIP student is entitled to run for any of the roles, although it is usually preferred that the President is a BA3.
BA2 and BA3 course representatives are traditionally elected in March, at the same time as the Executive Committee elections. BA1 course representatives tend to be elected in early October.
Officers are also asked to get a nomination form from the SU office and ask two people to sign it - a proposer and a seconder. They write no more than half a page about why they would like to take on the role. This statement is then read aloud by the secretary to the rest of the Executive Committee who then decide which of the statements they prefer.
Am I allowed in the SU Office?
If you’re doing any sort of work for the Students’ Union (planning an event, writing a Parlons article, hosting a radio show) then you are more than welcome to come and make yourself comfortable in the office! All you have to do is knock on the door or contact the President, Vice President or Secretary.