The Constitution sets 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.