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 (currently under review)

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

Union Policy - if you would like to see a copy of any of our policies we've passed over the last 50 years (electronic form or hard copy) please email

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


Strategic Planning

The Big Plan 2015-2018
Strategic Plan 2011-2014

Impact Report
Impact Report 2012-13
Impact Report 2013-14
mpact Report 2014-15
Impact Report 2015-16
Impact Report 2016-17

Annual Accounts
Annual Accounts 2012-13
Annual Accounts 2013-14
Annual Accounts 2014-15
Annual Accounts 2015-16
Annual Accounts 2016-17

Sabbactical Vision

Manifesto for Change 2013-14
Our Vision 2015-16

Guide to the Union 2016/17
Guide to the Union 2017/18
Our Vision Team 2016/17
Our Vision President 2016/17
Our Vision Vice President Communities 2016/17
Our Vision Vice President Education 2016/17
Our Vision Sports President 2016/17

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

Contact Us

University of Stirling Students' Union
The Robbins Centre
The University of Stirling

phone: 01786 467166

a registered Scottish Charity: SC023788

Additional Information

Our Awards

Making Students Lives Better

© University of Stirling Students' Union 2013