What is Governance?

Governance determines who has power, who makes decisions, how others can make their voice heard and how those who make decisions can be held to account.

How does it work?

The Board of Trustees are legally responsible for the management and administration of The SU and holding Senior Management to account.

Senior Management are responsible for the operational day to day running of The SU.

Elected Officers are responsible for representing Student Members both within The SU and it's dealings with the University.

Student Members have the power to hold Officers and Trustees to account through their right to remove them by a vote of no confidence.
 

Articles of Governance

The SU is a Charity and by law must have a constitution. Within The SU this is referred to as the Articles of Governance. 

The Articles of Governance is the framework that determines who has power, who makes decisions, how others can make their voice heard and how those who make decisions can be held to account.

In accordance with the Education Act 1994 the Articles of Governance must be reviewed at least every five years by The SU and the University Council.

Articles of Governance

Bye-laws

A bye-law is a rule established by the Board of Trustees and approved by University Council to regulate The SU.

Bye-Law 1 - Membership of Bath SU
Bye-Law 2 - Finance
Bye-Law 3 - Elections
Bye-Law 4 - Removed and replaced with new Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure
Bye-Law 5 - Referendum
Bye-Law 6 - Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
Bye-Law 7 - Board of Trustees Committees
Bye-Law 8 - Appeals
Bye-Law 9 - Removed and replaced with new Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure

Regulations

A regulation is a rule established by the Board of Trustees to control the way that The SU performs a certain function.

Regulation 1 - Sub-groups and Steering Groups of the SU
Regulation 2 - Finance
Regulation 3 - Elections
Regulation 4(a) - Removed and replaced with new Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure
Regulation 4(b) - Removed and replaced with new Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure
Regulation 5 - Referendum
Regulation 6 - Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
Regulation 7 - Student Groups
Regulation 8 - Staff Protocol
Regulation 9 - Policies

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure