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Policy and Governance

 

Hertfordshire Students' Union is a Charity, overseen by a Trustee Board comprising of five Full Time Elected Officer Trustees, three Student Trustees and four External Trustees, managed by a Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team.

On this page you'll find information on the bye-laws and policies of the Students' Union.

If you have any questions about the documents on this page, please contact the Students' Union over email at reps@hertfordshire.su.

 

Jump to: Bye-laws | Policies

Bye-laws

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.


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. 


Bye-Law 2 - Membership

This bye-law defines the membership benefits for Associate Members of the Students' Union.


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.

 

Bye-law 3b - Part-time Officers

Bye-law 3b sets out the roles and responsibilities of part-time Elected Officers of the Students' Union.


Bye-law 4 - Elections and Referenda

This bye-law covers the procedure for the conduct of Students' Union Elections, and referendums. 


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. 


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. 


Bye-law 7 - Licensed Premises Code of Conduct

This bye-law outlines the code of conduct for venues of the Students' Union, including the rules that members must abide by and the subsequent disciplinary procedures.


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.

Current Students' Union policies

The direction of the Students' Union can be set through policies that are passed at meetings such as Student Council and Annual Members' Meeting. These policies note issues that are affecting students studying at the University and request the relevant Elected Officer at the Students' Union to explore and fix the issue. Once passed, a Student Council policy stands for three years after it was passed.

White T-shirt Policy

A policy designed to encourage more inclusive socials from societies and student groups

Passed:
09/10/2019

Lapses: 09/10/2022

Officer responsible:
Vice President Education

Inclusion of Jewish students
A series of actions to ensure that Jewish stands are supported and we stand against anti-Semitism.

Passed:
15/05/2019

Lapses: 15/05/2022

Officer responsible:
TBC

Environment Officer
Introducing another Campaign Officer for 2019/20.

Passed:
15/05/2019

Lapses: 15/05/2022

Officer responsible:
TBC

Hearing Loops in FMM
A policy to ensure that the hearing loop system in the FMM Building is fit for purpose.

Passed:
08/04/2019

Lapses: 08/04/2022

Officer responsible:
Vice President Education

Drop the 3Ds
A policy to oppose any governmental plans to scrap student loans for those who achieve 3Ds or less in their A-Levels.

Passed:
08/04/2019

Lapses: 08/04/2022

Officer responsible:
Vice President Education

Support for Trident Media
A policy to mandate the Vice President Activities to ensure that Trident Media are given the financial and technical resources they need to thrive.

Passed:
06/02/2019

Lapses: 06/02/2022

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activities

Uniting the University to Include Mental Health
Policy to include mental health in the University's 2020-2025 Strategy

Passed:
12/12/2018

Lapses: 12/12/2021

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activities

Lobbying the University about Mental Health
Policy to ensure the Students' Union lobby the University in this area.

Passed:
12/12/2018

Lapses: 12/12/2021

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activities 

Campaign Officers' Policy
Policy to introduce five Part-Time Campaign Officers on a trial basis. Please note that the trial period has extended for the 2019/20 academic year.

Passed:
09/10/2018

Lapses: March 2020

Officer responsible:
Vice President Community 

Lapsed Students' Union policies

Lapsed Students' Union refers to policy that was passed and was not renewed. It will stay on this webpage for two years if a student wishes to renew it. 

Crush Underground 
Policy to close Crush Underground and have only
one radio station.

Passed:
04/02/2016

Lapses: 04/02/2019

 

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activities

Employment of Students
Policy to ensure the Students' Union employs
students for external work wherever possible.

Passed:
04/02/2016

Lapses: 04/02/2019

Officer responsible:
Vice President Communications and Media

Welcome Ceremonies and Social Events 
Policy to monitor sports teams welcome ceremonies and ban 'initiations'.

Passed:
04/02/2016

Lapses: 04/02/2019

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activities

Crush Radio 
Policy to play Crush Radio in Students' Union buildings and lobby the University to do the same.

Passed:
18/10/2014

Lapsed: 18/10/2017

Officer responsible:
Vice President Activi

 

     

Equality and Diversity Policy

Complaints Procedure

     

For more information on the policies of the Students' Union and for help with writing your own, please contact the Students' Union at reps@hertfordshire.su

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