The Board of Governors has certain responsibilities in relation to the Students’ Union:
To take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that the Students’ Union operates in a fair and democratic manner and is accountable for its finances. (Education Act 1994)
Specific responsibilities include:
- Approval of the Students’ Union Constitution;
- Approving (after consultation with Academic Board) the rules for student conduct, complaints and appeals;
- Approve the annual Union block grant and budget
The Board has approved a Code of Practice in relation to Union activities and receives reports on the election process.