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 

No Platforms Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy

'Lapsed Policy' Policy

Safe Space Policy

Sustainability Policy

Volunteer Policy

democratic union policy

See here to know everything about Union Democratic Policy, from our motions being brought forward from 18/19 into this year, to the layout of zone meetings and how to get involved! Or click below to see current Democratic Policy!


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

Impact Report
Impact Report 2016-17
Impact Report 2017-18

Annual Accounts
Annual Accounts 2017
Annual Accounts 2018

Guide to Your Union

Your Student Union Guide 2019/20

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