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What is a constitution?

Every club or society has a constitution which sets out their core activities. These are the activities that your club or society must do every year to remain affiliated to the Union. They also lay out what the principle committee officer positions are. Full details about constitutions are included in the Club and Society Regulations.

Your constitution must be approved every year at your AGM. You can download a template for your constitution here

Changing your constitution

Step 1

Even if you don’t want to change your constitution, it must be approved once a year at your AGM, and recorded in the minutes. 

For advice on how to do this, take a look at How to run an AGM or How to run an EGM.

Step 2

If you wish to add or change anything to your constitution you can do so at any point during the year. However any changes must be voted for at an AGM or EGM. For the changes to be approved, the vote must be passed by a two thirds majority.

Step 3

After you have made any changes to your constitution, you must get them ratified (approved) by Activities Board. You should re-submit your constitution to as soon as possible after the meeting. You will be notified if any changes have or haven’t been approved. 

There is also a guide to how to remove someone from your committee.