Governance

We are an organisation led by our student membership.

The uppermost elected body is UBU Council where the elected Council members discuss their plans and vote on policy. All students may attend to observe these meetings, and groups of students can propose motions — see the Council page for more details. In addition there are regular General Meetings where all students may join the debate and vote.

We are governed by a Constitution which sets out the principles and procedures for our organisation. It, and other related governing documents are provided below.

Constitution

This is the supreme governing document of UBU. It includes things like our Mission Statement. It was written at UBU, agreed as part of our relationship with the University as a whole, and lodged with the Charity Commission.

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By-Laws

These complement the Constitution, providing fine detail for how things are done, and are able to be updated in a more straightforward manner than the governing Constitution.

There are also documents governing the four "areas with delegated powers", which are assemblies with power devolved from Council. Currently these are also called "Constitutions", although in 2017 this is under review to streamline all our By-Laws. They are provided below.

 

UBU Societies

The "Societies Federation Constitution"

This document is under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest version before referencing it. The most recent version here is an interim version adopted by UBU Council on 2017-09-28.

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Click here to download the associated appendices

 

UBU Sports

The "Athletic Union Constitution"

This document is outdated and is under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest version before referencing it.

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UBU Media & Communications

The "Constitution of the Media Areas"

This document is outdated and is under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest version before referencing it.

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UBU Academic Representation

The "Terms of Reference of the Academic Affairs Council"

This document is outdated and is under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest version before referencing it.

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Code of Conduct (for individuals)

This document is under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest version before referencing it.

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Code of Practice

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Complaints Procedure (and Appeals)

These documents are under review in 2017. Please always check for the latest versions before referencing them.

Click here to download Complaints Procedure guidance

Click here to download Complaints Form


This page was last updated 2017-09-29.