governance, policy & planning

The University of Stirling Students’ Union is constituted by the University of Stirling’s Royal Charter (14th December 1967) and is a registered charity in accordance with the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. As such the organisation is governed by a number of key documents in order to ensure effective delivery of its core purpose, which are provided below.

governing documents 


Schedule 1- Committees 

Schedule 2- Elections and Referendum 

Schedule 3- Officer Profiles 

Schedule 4- Trustee Schedule 

Schedule 5- Standing Orders  

Schedule 6- Discipline 

Schedule 7- Sports Schedule

Schedule 8- Clubs & Societies Schedule 

core union policy

Safety Policy Statement 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 

Equal Opportunities Policy (under review - 2017) 

No Platforms Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy

'Lapsed Policy' Policy

Safe Space Policy

Environmental and Ethical Policy

Volunteer Policy

Sustainability Policy

democratic union policy


You can also find out more here.

submitting a motion

All students can submit a motion to a Union Stir-it-up (General Meeting) or Zone Meeting. If the meeting is quorate, and if the motion passes, the motion becomes Union Policy.  If you wish to submit a motion, please ensure you use this template - Motion Template - if you have any questions or need help putting the motion together, please email

making a complaint

We hope that you'll never have need to make a complaint regarding the Union but should you wish to, please read the information in our Complaints procedure here. Should you wish to proceed with a complaint, please complete our pro-forma here and send to 

university policy

Feedback & Feedforward Policy

Student Guide to Feedback & Feedforward

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 

Little Book of Misconduct

Little Book of Plagarism 

Equality & Diversity Policy

our planning & impact publications

Strategic Planning
2018 - 2021

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Impact Report
Impact Report 2016-17
Impact Report 2017-18
Impact Report 2018-19

Annual Accounts
Annual Accounts 2017
Annual Accounts 2018
Annual Accounts 2019

Guide to Your Union

Your Student Union Guide 2018/19
Your Student Union Guide 2019/20

If you have any questions regarding our governing documents or our policies, please contact