Constitution and By-laws

Our governing document explains what we do and how we do it.


Our privacy statement explains our approach and responsibilities in using your data.


Our complaints policy and procedure explains what you can do if you are not entirely happy with the service you receive from the Students' Union.

Working with the University 

The code of practice outlines the procedures that have been agreed by the University Board of Governors and Students' Union to comply with the Education Act.

Members Code of Conduct

Our Members Code of Conduct covering all student members, including elected sabbatical officers, can be found here and our equality and diversity statement can be found here.

Board of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic, financial and reputational wellbeing of the Students' Union. Meetings are minuted and are published below:

2019 - 20: October | December | February | May

Resources Committee

Resources Committee has delegated authority, on behalf of our Board, to consider matters concerning the effective and efficient use of resources, the sustainability and solvency of the Students’ Union and the safeguarding of its assets and to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The committee is authorized to consider and recommend for approval policies and procedures relating to financial management, health and safety and human resource matters and any other matters that may be remitted to it by the Board of Trustees.

Its terms of reference can be viewed here. Meetings are minuted and published below:

2019 - 2020: September | May

Student Council

The primary purpose of Student Council is to ensure that our policy and campaigning focus is representative of the views and interests of Edge Hill University students. To this end, its responsibilities as delegated by the Board of Trustees are as follows:

  • To provide a platform for members to share their views on any issue that falls within our charitable objects as identified in article 4 of our constitution. For the avoidance of doubt, these objects are the advancement of the education of students at Edge Hill University for the public benefit by:

    • promoting the interests and welfare of students at Edge Hill University during their course of study and representing, supporting, and advising students;
    • being the recognised representative channel between students, Edge Hill University and any other external bodies; and
    • providing social, cultural, sport and recreational activities and forums for discussion and debate for the personal development of our members
  • To create official policy and monitor its implementation
  • To propose and monitor campaigning activity in accordance with our charitable objects
  • To receive reports from and question Elected Officers for the purposes of accountability
  • To mandate Elected Officers to lobby internal or external stakeholders within the provisions contained in the Education Act 1994 and EHSU’s charitable objects
  • To recommend revisions to EHSU’s constitution
  • Any other powers as identified and delegated by the Board of Trustees

Its terms of reference can be viewed here. Meetings are minuted and published below:

2019 - 2020:  

A list of all current EHSU policy, including any relevant progress made, can be found here.

Annual Report & Financial Statements

2018 - 2019 Annual Report & Financial Statements