Part 3.1: Constitution


The Aston Students’ Union is a charitable company limited by guarantee (company number 8497016), constituted and governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. It is registered as a Charity (number 1152067) with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, in accordance with the Charities Act 2011. It is also a students’ union within the meaning of the Education Act 1994, and, as such, represents the voice of the student body at Aston University.


The Union shall conduct and manage its own affairs in accordance with its Articles of Association and Bye-Laws, as amended from time to time. Authority for managing the Union’s affairs is vested, through the Articles of Association, in a Board of Trustees, which is advised by a Council of the Union on how the Union’s resources may best be allocated in pursuance of Union objects.


The Articles of Association, and any subsequent amendments thereto, shall be approved by the Council of the University, and the Articles shall be reviewed every five years by the University Council in conjunction with the trustees of the Union.