The Union is a democratic body that involves students at every level of its decision making - and every year we hold elections to elect the Student Affairs Committee to represent you and campaign on issues that affect you. Students are at the heart of our decision making processes and our Students' Council, Go Out And Listen programme and student forums should ensure we are listening to you.
As a charity UCLan Studentsí Union has a Board of Trustees to oversee the key decisions relating to the future of the Union and the Board sets the long term direction of the organisation and makes the big decisions on the financial and legal aspects of the unions activities. The Trustees are made up of five directly elected student officers (the Student Affairs Committee), two appointed student trustees and three appointed external trustees have to ensure that the union is working for the benefit of our members.
All these processes, taken together are called the Governance of the union.
The union is governed by rules called the Articles of Government approved by students in a referendum in 2008. The powers of the Union, the Unions objectives and the roles of the Board, SAC and the Studentsí Council all play a role are described in this document.