Governance Documents

Listed below are documents central to the structure and governance of RUSU:

Constitution (Memorandum and Articles of Association)

Contents: Name, Objects and Powers; Membership; Referenda; General Meetings; Trustees; The Executive Committee; Proceedings of the Trustees; Student Forums; General.

Students Union Code of Practice

Information covering the governance of RUSU and the rights of its members.

Environmental Audit 2019/20

Audits completed by departmental Green Ambassadors alongside RUSU President Molli Cleaver and Inclusivity Coordinator Kyle Smith.

RUSU SMART Action Plan

RUSU SMART Action Plan 2019/20

Bye-law 1 – Membership

Details the rights and privileges of full members, associate members and honorary members as well as information about opting out of membership.

Bye-law 2 – Referenda

Contents: Definition of a Referendum, Calling a Referendum, Overriding a Referendum, Conduct of the Referendum, Notice and Timing of Referenda Period, Voting, Results, National Union of Students.

Bye-law 3 – Sub-committees

Information concerning the membership and roles of the sub-committees of Trustee Board (Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Elections Committee, Appointments Committee).

Bye-law 4 – Trustees And Student Officers

Details the roles and responsibilities of the Trustees and Student Officers.

Bye-law 5 – Elections

Contents: General Provisions, Elected Positions, Rights of RUSU Full Members, Appointment of the Returning Officer.

Bye-law 6 – Student Fora

Contains information about the purposes, attendees, conduct and procedures of the Student Forums (Student Voice).

Bye-law 7 – JCR

Contains information about the mission, structure, governance and finances surrounding Junior Common Rooms (JCRs).

Bye-law 8 – Role of the RUSU Chair and Deputy Chair of the Trustee Board

Contains information about the Role of the Chair, Role of the Deputy Chair, Election of the Deputy Chair.

Bye-law 9 – Part-time Officers

Contains information about the mission, structure, governance and finances surrounding Part-time Officers (PTOs).

Bye-law 10 – School Reps

This bye-law sets out the mission, structure, governance and finances surrounding School Reps.