Governing Documents

Governing Documents


POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS


As a democratic, membership charity we have a range of documents that help explain how we run and make decisions. These are known as our governance documents. The Consitution is our core document, defining the legal status of the Union together with the required elected positions, decision-making processes, and financial definitions. 

This page contains official policies and documents relating to your Students' Union. Most of it is quite dull, being honest, but we have a duty to have it available to view. 


ARTICLES AND BYE-LAWS

The rules of how the Union operates can be found in a document called the Memorandum and Articles of Association, which lays down the basic rules that we must follow. 

The Trustees also approve Bye-Laws which provide more detail behind the Memorandum and Articles of Association. 

NAME APPROVED DATE
HASU Constitution June 2022
HAU and HASU Memorandum of Understanding April 2023
Bye Law 1 - Sabbatical Officers October 2019
Bye Law 2 - Part-Time Officers February 2023
Bye Law 3 - SU Executive Committee

October 2019

Bye Law 4 - Election Regulations November 2023
Bye Law 5 - Annual General Meetings 
 Feb 2023

 

 


STANDING UNION POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS

This page, these policies and the documents below are currently going through a review process for the start of the new academic year. Any quieries, comments or questions about our policies should be referred to studentsunion@harper-adams.ac.uk.

 

Union Policy includes policy passed by the Board of Trustees, along with operational policies of the Students' Union. 

 

NAME APPROVED DATE REVIEW DATE
Complaints Policy May 2022 Under Review
Conflicts of Interest Policy May 2023 May 2026
Data Protection Policy Feb 2024 Feb 2027
Code of Conduct June 22 June 2024
Trustee Code of Conduct Sept 2022 Sept 2024
Safeguarding Policy April 2021 April 2024
Discipline Policy   Under review 
Clubs and Societies Allocation of Funds Feb 2024 Feb 2025
Campaigns and Political Activity Feb 2024 Feb 2027
Respect Policy Joint HAU and HASU policy. April 2021  

 

 


FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

This table contains HASU's audited accounts as approved by our external auditors and the Charities Commission. 

NAME APPROVED DATE
Audited Accounts 2022 - 2023 November 2023
Audited Accounts 2021 - 2022 November 2022
Audited Accounts 2020 - 2021 January 2022
Audited Accounts 2019 - 2020 December 2021 
Audited Accounts 2018 - 2019 January 2020
Audited Accounts 2017 - 2018 January 2019
Audited Accounts 2016 - 2017  January 2018
Audited Accounts 2015 - 2016  January 2017