How the Union works
The Students Union is a charitable organisation and is run by students for the benefit of students.
The weekly Union General Meeting is the principal decision-making body of the Union. Any student may attend and the UGM. Voting occurs online immediately after the UGM.
The Trustee Board is comprised of six directly elected students and five Sabbatical Officers and is essentially responsible for the strategic direction of the Students’ Union. The board, as the Union’s highest governing body, signs off on all major financial decisions of the Union. Trustees also have to make sure that their decisions are consistent with the values that the Union stand for, which are determined by our constitution and policy.
The day-to-day representation of students is handled by the Executive Committee, consisting of sabbatical officers and part-time executive officers. All these officers are elected by the entire student body in elections every March.
Elections and the UGM process are managed by the Democracy Committee. The Democracy Committee also handles disputes within the Union.
The Students' Union's consitution and bye-laws are a list of rules and regulations which the Students' Union abides by. It covers a variety of areas such as Officer powers, committees, societies and passing policy.
The SU is part of the Green Impact scheme. You can read a report of our Enviromental Aspects and Impacts here.