Governing documents

Articles of Association

The articles of association (PDF) were adopted on 16 January 2015.

Standing orders (Last updated: 30 September 2020)

The Articles are Durham SU’s foundation document and describe how we’re governed. The Standing Orders are created jointly by the Board of Trustees and Assembly, using powers under Article 57, and describe how we manage things, day-to-day. The Articles take precedence over the Standing Orders.


Standing Order A - Rights and Benefits of Membership

Standing Order B - Policy

Standing Order C - Elections and Referendums

Standing Order D - Assembly

Standing Order E - Committees and Forums

Standing Order F - Sabbatical Trustees

Standing Order G - Student Groups

Standing Order H - Academic Representatives

Standing Order I - Conditions of Office

Standing Order J - Disciplinary Processes

Student Group Agreement

Student Group Constitution