The documents which govern the SU can be found below, along with a diagram which illustrates the present structure.
Governance = "...the process by which a governing body ensures that an organisation is effectively and properly run... Governance is not necessarily about doing; it is about ensuring things are done." - The Good Governance Action Plan for Voluntary Organisations (Adirondack, Sandy - NCVO, 2002)
The Articles, Bye-laws and Regulations have been fully reviewed in the course of 2013-2014 and have been approved by the appropriate bodies.
See the "Big Plan" document for 2016 to 2019
Articles of Governance
Allocation of Funds, Audited Accounts and Affiliations
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
University-Student Partnership Statement
* Interactive versions of the finance forms can be found on the Finance web pages.
The Articles of Governance and Bye-Laws require agreement from the University whilst the Regulations may be changed at the discretion of the Board of Trustees solely.
The agenda and minutes for Union Meetings can be found in the Meeting Repository.