Student Union Governance Code

Student Union Governance Code

Student Unions are in the process of registering as charities with the Charity Commission (part of the changes brought in by the Charities Act 2006). To mark their new status the National Union of Students has produced their own version of the Code of Governance which has 7 guiding principles.
* Democracy
* Openness and Accountability
* Clarity about the role of the Board
* Effective Trustees and Board Performance
* Delivering Organisational Purpose
* Exercising Control
* Integrity
You can view an interactive version of the code and there is an on-line self assessment tool. A pdf pocket guide is also available. Adding about 7000 young trustees in this way will lower the average age of Charity Trustees and could increase the involvement of young people in charity governance in general.

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A Word About Words

This site is aimed at those who govern (control) small organisations - whether they are charities, companies, both or neither. Those who govern them may be called a variety of names. We have chosen to use mainly 'management committee' and occasionally 'committee member' or 'trustee'. more...
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