Articles and Policies

Our Articles set out the ground rules for how the Union works and what it does; it consists of the Memorandum and Articles (M&A) and the By-Laws. The M&A provides a framework for the Union as a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

The By-Laws give more detail about specifics including how we run elections, meetings, clubs and societies and what Student Council and Executive Committee do.  The Constitution is agreed upon by the Trustee Board and subject to approval by the University’s Court of Governors.  All officers and members are expected to abide by the Constitution.



> Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy (updated December 2019)
> Responsible Drinking Policy and Procedures (updated December 2019)
>> Related documents to above policies: Security Briefing and Security Expectations
> Student Charter (updated August 2019)
> Members Disciplinary Policy (updated September 2020)
> Safe Space Policy (updated September 2019)
> Guest Speaker policy and process (updated november 2019)
> Student groups code of conduct (updated 2019)
> Initiations Policy (updated 2018) Initiations information is in our handbooks on the following webpage
> Complaints form
Confidentiality Policy and Confidentiality Guide (updated May 2018)
> Privacy Policy (updated May 2018)
> Dignity at Work Policy (updated 2017)
> Ethical Conduct Policy (updated 2017)
> Boundaries Policy (updated 2017)
> Safeguarding Policy (updated November 2018)
> Elections guidance (updated February 2019)
Room booking guidance