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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 three 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 3 - Elected Officers

Bye-law 2 sets out the roles and responsibilities of Elected Officers of the Students' Union including the officer 


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.

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.

 

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

Passed:
18/10/2014

Lapses: 18/10/2018

Officer responsible:
Vice President Communications and Media


Smoking on Campus
Policy to support a 10 metre restriction on smoking near University buildings.

Passed:
18/10/2014

Lapses: 18/10/2018

Officer responsible:
Vice President Democracy and Services


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 Student Activities


Industrial Action
Policy to oppose any future industrial action from University staff.

Passed:
31/03/2014

Lapses: 
31/03/2017

Officer responsible:
President


Marking Boycott 2014
Policy to oppose industrial action by academics
during the 2014 Marking Boycott.

Passed:
31/03/2014

Lapses:
31/03/2017

Officer responsible:
President


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 Communications and Media


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

 

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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