This section describes the organisation, its purpose, the activities it can engage in and the boundaries of its work. It describes what happens if the organisation was to be dissolved and how the constitution can be amended.
This section describes who the members of the students' union are.
This section describes how referendum may be called.
This section described how general meetings are called and what business will take place within them.
This section describes who the trustees are, how they are appointed, how they can be removed and their powers.
This section lays out how trustee meetings will be called and run and how trustees can make decisions.
This section deals with miscellaneous questions and a table of definitions and interpretations.
|114.1||"Academic Year"||the period between 1st September in one Year to 1st June in the next Year determined by the Union as the period during which Students are required to be registered with Oxford BrookesUniversity. Each Academic Year is for the time being divided into two semesters;|
|114.2||''Appointments Committee"||the committee set up in accordance with the Bye-Laws.|
|114.3||"Board of Trustees" or "Board”||the board of Trustees of the Union;|
|114.4||"Bye-Laws”||the Bye-aws setting out the working practices of the Union made from time to time in accordance with Clause 80;|
|114.5||"Chair”||the Chair of the Board of Trustees;|
|114.6||"Chief Executive”||the Chief Executive of the Union who is appointed by the Board of Trustees;|
|114.7||“clear days”||in relation to the period of a notice, that period excluding the day when the notice is given or deemed to be given and the day for which it is given or on which it is to take effect;|
|114.8||“Code of Practice"||the code of practice relating to Oxford Brookes University's obligations under Section 22 of the Education Act;|
|114.9||"Connected Person"||any person falling within one of the following categories and where payment to that person might result in the relevant Trustee obtaining benefit: (a) any spouse, civil partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent or grandchild of a Trustee; or (b) the spouse or civil partner of any person in (a); or (c) any other person in a relationship with a Trustee which may reasonably be regarded as equivalent to such a relationship; or (d) any company or LLP or firm of which a Trustee is a paid director, member, partner or employee, or shareholder holding more than 1% of the capital;|
|114.10||"Constitution"||this constitution of the Union|
|114.11||"Deputy Chair”||the Deputy Chair of the Board ofTrustees shall be the President of the Union in accordance with Clause 90|
|114.12||"Education Act”||the Education Act 1994;|
|114.13||"External Trustee"||a Trustee appointed in accordance with Clause 55 who for the avoidance of doubt shall not be deemed to be either a major Union office holder or a sabbatical Union office holder for the purposes of section 22 of the Education Act;|
|114.14||“in writing”||means written, printed or transmitted writing including by electroniccommunication;|
|114.15||“Independent Chair”||the Independent Chair of the Union, elected by the membership inaccordance with the Bye-Laws;|
|114.15||''Members”||members of the Union being Students at Oxford Brookes University as farther defined in Clause 12.1 and the Officer Trustees;|
|114.16||"NUS”||National Union of Students;|
|114.17||"Office"||the head office of the Union;|
|114.18||"Officer Trustee"||a Trustee elected in accordance with Clause 46;|
|114.19||"Personal Interest”||a financial interest or an interest that does not arise in the ordinary course of being a Member or a Trustee (for example, being a member of a club or society);|
|114.20||"Policy”||representative and campaigning policy set by Referenda or general meetings in accordance with Clauses 18 to 21 and the Bye-Laws;|
|114.21||"President”||the president of the Union, as elected by the Members in accordance with the Bye-Laws;|
|114.22||"RAG”||the raise and give society which develops Students by providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for charitable causes;|
|114.23||''Referendum”||a ballot in which all Members of the Union are entitled to cast a vote, the protocol for which is set out in the Bye-Laws;|
|114.24||"Secure Petition”||a written request to the Union which shall be fixed in a pre-arranged place or places or held securely on-line;|
|114.25||“Student”||any individual who is formally registered for an approved programme of study provided by Oxford Brookes University. For the avoidance of doubt, Oxford Brookes University shall determine whether or not an individual has student status;|
|114.27||“Student Trustee"||a Trustee elected in accordance with Clause 51 who is a Student and for the avoidance of doubt shall not, for the purposes of Section 22 of the Education Act, be a major Union office holder;|
|114.28||"Subsidiary Company"||any company in which the Union holds more than 50% of the shares, controls more than 50% of the voting rights attached to the shares or has the right to appoint a majority of the board of the company;|
|114.29||“Trustee" and "Trustees"||the Officer Trustees, the Student Trustees, and the External Trustees;|
|114.30||"Union"||Oxford Brookes Students Union; and|
|114.31||"Oxford Brookes University"||Oxford Brookes University, incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1992.|