CODE OF PRACTICE ISSUED UNDER SECTION 22 OF THE
EDUCATION ACT 1994
Trinity College Studentsí Union (TCSU) has a written constitution which
is subject to review at intervals of not more than five years by the College
Council, by which all amendments must also be approved.
Students have the right to opt out of TCSU; by doing so they lose the right
to vote or stand in elections, but shall not be disadvantaged thereby with
regard to provision of services.
A student wishing to exercise this right will inform the Senior Treasurer of
the TCSU in writing.
Election to major offices of the TCSU is by secret ballot, in which all
members may vote. A report on each election will be submitted to the
College Council by the Returning Officer.
The budget accounts, and details of donations are submitted annually to the
College Council by the Senior Treasurer, and made available to all students.
Notice of proposed affiliation to an external organisation is given to the
College Council and to all students, with details of the relevant
subscription or affiliation fee. Affiliations are reviewed annually and
approved by members; a referendum on affiliation may be called by five
percent of the membership. The detailed procedures relating to external
affiliations are set out in Section 4 of the TCSU Constitution.
Allocation of resources to College Clubs and Societies by the TCSU
Committee is reported annually to the College Council and the procedure
freely accessible to students.
All students or groups of students who
are dissatisfied in their dealings
with TCSU or
claim to have been unfairly disadvantaged by virtue of
their exercise of the opt-out right of (2),
may avail themselves of the
College complaints procedure, which is published on the College website
(see Section 34 on page 29).