|This committee appears to have been formed in order to explore Guild operations with the aim of maintaining and improving services to its members, and also potentially to liaise between the Executive and standing committees. The first meeting of the committee was held on 19 October 1987, but it is unclear how long the committee functioned for, possibly only for that academic session. It is possible that subsequent minutes do not survive. It was entirely accountable to Guild Executive and included the Guild President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Presidents, with six other elected members who had to go through an application process. Its functions are described as embryonic in November 1987, but it was intended that members of the Steering committee each took responsibility for a number of standing committees and for policy areas that related to those committees in order to develop ways of improving and promoting Guild services and dealing with problems. Guild Executive reviewed the work of the Steering committee, and each member wrote a report on their work to be circulated at meetings.