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Appendix D

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Trinity College Students' Union

CODE OF PRACTICE ISSUED UNDER SECTION 22 OF THE EDUCATION ACT 1994

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The budget accounts, and details of donations are submitted annually to the College Council by the Senior Treasurer, and made available to all students.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. All students or groups of students who
    1. are dissatisfied in their dealings with TCSU or
    2. 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).
  8. Student Unions are affected by the law relating to charities. The Charity Commission provides guidance in this regard which is available on their website at
    www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Charity_requirements_guidance/default.aspx
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