Summary: Code of Practice Pursuant to the Education Act 1994
In accordance with section 22 of the Education Act 1994 the University is required to
"prepare and issue and when necessary revise" a code of practice setting out the
arrangements to made in order to comply with subsections one and two of the Act.
The code of practice below is the current code of practice and is scheduled for
revision by the Board of Governors, to reflect its own revised structure, in Spring
In this Code lettering of paragraphs corresponds to lettering of the provisions of the
Education Act 1994.
Code of Practice:
(a) The Students' Union shall have a written constitution.
(b) The constitution shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Governors and
shall be reviewed by the Board of Governors at intervals of not more than five years.
(c) A student shall have the right to be a member of the Union, but may also choose
not to be a member. Students who exercise the right not to be members of the Union
shall not be unfairly disadvantaged, with regard to the provision of services or
otherwise, by reason of their having done so. Membership of the Students' Union is
accorded automatically to all new students, who need to apply to the Union for proof
of membership which may be required in order to participate in certain Union
activities. Students wishing not to be members of the Union must indicate their wish