Opting out of the Students' Union
As a registered full-time or part-time student you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union unless you choose to opt out. If you decide not to be a member you cannot stand for elective or appointed offices or vote in any election or meeting connected with the Students' Union. You will also not receive regular email communication updates. However, you may enjoy all the other rights and privileges associated with full membership as follows:
- Make use of any services and facilities of the Students' Union
- Hold ordinary membership of clubs and societies recognised by the Students' Union, in accordance with their own constitutions
- Attend all Students' Union committees as an observer where permitted by the Constitution and byelaws.
To opt out of the democratic process of the Students' Union you must either inform the President in writing or use the opt-out option during College online sign-up at the beginning of each academic year. The opt out procedure is publicised in the Students' Union constitution.
Students' Union code of practice
Required by a piece of law called the Education Act 1994, the code explains how College’s governing body (called Council) will ensure that the Students' Union operates in a fair and democratic manner and is accountable for its finances. You can view the current Code of Practice online.
In addition to the Code of Practice, governance and management of the Students’ Union is largely overseen by a combination of two key documents, both of which are freely available from the Students’ Union website.
- Constitution of the Students’ Union
- Memorandum of Cooperation