Constitution and Byelaws

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 ausareps@abdn.ac.uk

You can find AUSA’s Constitution below:

The AUSA Byelaws are outlined below. You can download each document by clicking on the title.

Byelaw

Last Updated

Byelaw 1 - Membership

February 2017

Byelaw 2 - Referenda

February 2017

Byelaw 3 - Students' Association Council

June 2020

Byelaw 4 - Sabbatical Officer Roles

February 2020

Byelaw 5 - Standing Committees

June 2020

Byelaw 6 - Liberation and Section Forums

June 2020

Byelaw 7 - AUSA Societies Union

June 2020

Byelaw 8 - Aberdeen University Sports Union

June 2020

Byelaw 9 - Student Groups

June 2020

Byelaw 10 - General Rules for Committees and Meetings

February 2017

Byelaw 11 - Resignation and Removal of Officers or Duties

February 2017

Byelaw 12 - Students' Association Representatives

February 2017

Byelaw 13 - Relations with the Media

February 2017

Byelaw 14 - Documents and Publications

February 2017

Byelaw 15 - Code of Conduct for all Members

February 2017

Byelaw 16 - Members' Complaints Procedure

February 2017

Byelaw 17 - Election Regulations

February 2018

Byelaw 18 - Student Policy

February 2017

Byelaw 19 - AUSA Equality and Diversity Policy

February 2017

 

Who can change these documents?

Constitution

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.

Byelaws

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.