On Monday 20 February, CUSU Council resolved to hold a referendum on adopting wholesale amendments to CUSU’s Constitution and Standing Orders. The questions will be:
“Do you approve the proposed changes to CUSU’s Constitution and Standing Orders?”
The proposed amendments to the Constitution and Standing Orders are to strike both documents in full, and replace the Constitution with the text available here and the Standing Orders with the text available here.
|3rd March||Campaigning opens 9:00|
|7th March||Voting open 9:00|
|10th March||Deadline for declaring spending 12:00 (noon)|
|10th March||Voting Closes 17:00|
This information has been provided by the Elections Committee.
Students' Unions are required by law–
Charities are required by law–
The most recent version of CUSU's Constitution submitted to the Charity Commission was the version as amended in May 1992.
Legal advice received by CUSU states the proposed amended Constitution complies with the law.
The proposed amendments to the Constitution require the consent of the Charity Commission.
The proposed changes have received the consent of the Charity Commission – however, the response of the Charity Commission giving consent contained an ambiguity. The Commission requested a change in format to Clause 3, but as part of this request quoted the current, unamended wording. The proposed changes therefore include two wordings of this clause, pending a Charity Commission clarification. The meaning of the two wordings is the same.
The proposed changes to CUSU's Constitution and Standing Orders have not yet secured the final approval of the University. The changes proposed in this referendum, if passed, would therefore only take effect subject to the approval of the University.