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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 1 (Committees)

Schedule 2- Elections and Referendum Regulations

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 

No Platforms Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy

'Lapsed Policy' Policy

Safe Space Policy

Volunteer Policy

Sustainability Policy


In the below Union Policy Database, you can find all active Union Policy which the Union must adhere to where possible. Given the historical nature of this database, older policy documents may not be fully accessible. Accessible versions can be obtained by emailing the Union at 

Union Policy Database link


democratic processes and publications at Stirling Students' Union

In the Union Democratic Policy Explainer document you can find infromation about the democratic processes at Stirling Students' Union, from how what the different Zones are, what they do, what some of our key policies are, to how to influence and imput policy yourself about issues which matter to you!

Process for Submitting a Motion:

All students can submit a motion to a Union 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. Motions and amendments must be submitted to the Democracy and Representation Coordinator. If you have any questions or need help putting the motion together, please email the Union at 


planning & impact publications and policy

Union 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
Impact Report 2019-20 (text only Impact Report 2019-20)
Impact Report 2020-21 (text only Impact Report 2020-21)

Annual Accounts
Annual Accounts 2017
Annual Accounts 2018
Annual Accounts 2019
Annual Accounts 2020
Annual Accounts 2021 (text only Annual Accounts 2021)
Annual Accounts 2022

Guide to Your Union

Your Student Union Guide 2022-23 
Text Only Your Student Union Guide 2022-23

If you have any questions regarding our governing documents or our policies or require an accessible format of historical reports, please contact


University Policy:

Student Academic and Appeals Policy

Equality & Diversity Policy

Student Participation and Feedback Policy

University Ordinaces

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 document. Should you wish to proceed with a complaint, please complete our Pro-Forma document and send to