CSA Constitution and Bye-Laws
The CSA is governed by rules and procedures as set out in the Constitution and Bye-Laws. The constitution is the ‘rule book’ by which the Association operates. It sets out how the Association governs it’s business, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to students. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Association to choose.
The bye-laws contain the detailed procedures and codes of practice to support the constitution.
There is a legal requirement for the Association to review its constitution every five years. Recent changes in Charity law provided an opportunity for Cranfield Students’ Association to review its governance arrangements more fully. The latest constitution was approved in 2016. Whilst the Association is independent of the University, the University maintains a keen interest in the Students’ Association and under the Education Act 1994 any changes to or rescission of the current constitution must be approved by the University Council before coming into effect.
Copies of the constitution and supporting bye-laws are available below. If you have any questions about the constitution, please contact the CSA President firstname.lastname@example.org