ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
The University of Leicester Students’ Union (the “Union”) is a students’ union
within the meaning of the Education Act 1994. The Union is devoted to theeducational interests and welfare of its Members.2.
The Union will seek at all times to:2.1
ensure that the diversity of its Membership is recognised and that equal access isavailable to all Members of whatever origin or orientation;2.2
pursue its aims and objectives independent of any political party or religious group;and2.3
pursue equal opportunities by taking positive action within the law to facilitateparticipation of groups discriminated against by society.3.
These Articles have been structured so as to give the Board of Trustees reasonableauthority to manage the affairs of the Union in a professional manner. TheMembers enjoy the right, which must be exercised in accordance with charity law,to elect a proportion of the Trustees and to dismiss all of the Trustees. The Boardof Trustees will give the most careful consideration to the views of Members.4.
Under the Education Act 1994, the University of Leicester has a statutory duty toensure that the Union operates in a fair and democratic manner and is held toproper account for its finances. The Trustees therefore work alongside theUniversity of Leicester in ensuring that the affairs of the Union are properly
conducted and that the educational and welfare needs of the Union’s Members are
met. At the same time the University of Leicester recognises the importance of theindependence of the Union and intends that nothing done by either the Union orthe University should create a situation whereby the University has, or is seen tohave, a controlling interest in the Union.
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
In these Articles, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms shallhave the following meanings:
the period between 1
August in one yearto 31
July in the next year. EachAcademic Year is for the time being