Winchester Student Union is run according to a set of governing articles, foremost of these is our constitution.
A constitution is a set of rules that set out how a body is governed and run.
Our constitution was adopted by our members as of the 1st July 2011 and is required to be reviewed on a five year basis.
As such, the constitution has been reviewed this academic year (2016) and minor amendments made by the Officers, Trustees & Student Senate of the Union. All such amendments were made to either provide clarity or reflect best practice or adopted byelaw.
Our current constitution can be seen here.
Bye laws are high level documents that provide further details on how Winchester Student Union operates as both a democratic charitable and membership organisation. Each bye law gives such specicifity for a specific area of our activity, those being:
Bye Law 1 - Executive Committee
Bye Law 2 - Elections regulations
Bye Law 3 - Governance & Meeting groups of the Union
Bye Law 4 - Policies & Papers
Bye Law 5 - Disciplinaries, Complaints & Appeals
Bye Law 6 - Activities
Bye Law 7 - Finance
Winchester Student Union is a charitible membership organisation, and one of our mandates is to be transparent about how we spend money and our financial health. Indeed it is a legal requirement for us to have our accounts audited by an idependant professional 3rd party, to make sure our accounting, policies and practices are all in good shape and the organisation is sustainable.
Click for details of our most recent audited accounts.
If you have any questions about the constitution, our Bye Laws, or our audited accounts please email the President of Winchester Student Union.