Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA) is a registered charity in Scotland and as such, we are governed by a constitution. The AUSA Constitution along with the associated AUSA Byelaws are the fundamental rules and regulations by which AUSA operates. Our constitution and our byelaws can be accessed below. If you have any questions about any of these documents, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find AUSA’s Constitution here.
The AUSA Byelaws are outlined below. You can download each document by clicking on the title.
Who can change these documents?
The AUSA Constitution is reviewed every five years to make sure it’s kept up to date and reflects the Association that students want to see. Outside this timescale, amendments to the Constitution may be affected by:
- a resolution of the Members passed at a general meeting by at least 75% of those present and voting; or
- a resolution passed by a 75% majority of the Members voting in a Referendum provided that at least 10% of Members cast a vote in the Referendum; or
- a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees
provided the Court of the University of Aberdeen approved the amendments.
The Trustees and the Student Council have the power from time to time to jointly make, repeal or amend Byelaws as to the management of the Association and its working practices provided that such Byelaws are not inconsistent with the Constitution. Byelaws can be amended at Student Council by a resolution passed by 75% of the Members present at the meeting; these changes must be ratified by the Trustee board.