Hertfordshire Students' Union is a Charity, overseen by a Trustee Board comprising of 4 Full-Time Elected Officer Trustees, 3 Student Trustees and 4 External Trustees, managed by a General Manager and Senior Management Team.
On this page you'll find information outlining our current Policies and Byelaws. If you have any questions about them, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The direction of the Students' Union can be set through policies that are passed at student-led meetings such as Student Council and the Annual Members' Meeting. These policies note issues that are affecting students at the University of Hertfordshire, and request that the relevant Full-Time Elected Officer work with the relevant stakeholders to resolve them. Policies that are passed at Student Council stand for 3 years after the fact, and can be found in the table below:
Other existing Students’ Union policies are listed below:
Equality and Diversity Policy
Code of Conduct - Complaints Procedure
Lapsed policy refers to that which was passed, but not renewed, following the 3 years in which it stood. It will remain here for 2 years should a student / group of students wish to renew it.
|What was the policy?
||When was it passed?
||When did it lapse?
(A policy to close Crush Underground and only have one radio station).
(A policy to ensure that the Students' Union employs students for external work wherever possible).
Social Events and Welcome Ceremonies
(A policy to monitor sports teams' welcome ceremonies, and ban 'initiations').
Articles of Association
The Articles of Association and bye-laws of Hertfordshire Students' Union govern how the Students' Union is run.
Articles of Association
The Articles of Association of the Students' Union defines the responsibilities of its members and the kind of business to be undertaken by the organisation.
Byelaw 1 - Governance
Bye-law 1 - Governance
This bye-law defines the governance structures of the Students' Union, including the Executive Management Board, Student Council and Annual Meetings.
Byelaw 2 - Membership
Bye-Law 2 - Membership
This bye-law defines the membership benefits for Associate Members of the Students' Union.
Byelaw 3a - Full-Time Officers
Bye-law 3a - Sabbatical Officers
Bye-law 3a sets out the roles and responsibilities of full-time Elected Officers of the Students' Union; including their role as officer trustees.
Byelaw 3b - Part-Time Officers
Byelaw 4 - Elections and Referenda
Byelaw 5 - Clubs and Societies
Bye-law 5 - Clubs and Societies
This bye-law contains information on clubs and societies, including the process for formation, how they should run, and the structures of Societies Forum.
Byelaw 6 - Code of Conduct
Bye-law 6 - Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets out the procedures to be followed in the instance of disciplinary action being made against a member of the Students' Union.
Byelaw 7 - Licensed Premises Code of Conduct
Byelaw 8 - Association Constitution
Bye-law 8 - Association Constitution
Bye-law 8 presents the constitution for any associations of the Students' Union; it outlines the responsibilities of the association, the roles of committee members and procedures for members.