Every five years at Durham SU we have to review our Articles of Association – they’re essentially our constitution and outline how we should be run. We’ve just completed the latest review and we're mostly happy with the Articles, but there are a few minor changes we'd like to make, and we need to make sure students in Durham are happy with these changes. This is why we need to hold a referendum.
The vote will be happening at the same time as our Student Officer and Trustee elections in February, but we're telling you in advance so that you have time to give us your thoughts on the proposed changes.
The text here is what we think our Articles of Association should look like. As a legal document, it is full of formal and technical language that isn’t too easy to understand, so if you feel free to ask any questions about the document to the email address provided below. We’ve also put together the following more digestible outline of the changes we would like to make:
And here’s a timeline explaining the process of student consultation the Articles are currently going through:
W/c 21 January
W/c 28 January
W/c 4 February
W/c 11 February
W/c 18 February
If you have any questions about the Articles of Association, or if you’d like to propose an amendment to the proposed changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1 February with your suggestions.