Governance

Affiliation of University societies

Further information

Guild Regulations made under Statute 20

 

11.1 General Regulations

11.1.1 The committee of any University society may in writing, signed by an executive officer of the University society, apply to become an affiliated society with any subsidiary council (excluding the Education Council).

11.1.2 A University society cannot become an affiliated society where the constitution of such University society contains any disciplinary measures relating to non-participation in any sort of initiation ceremony.

11.1.3 The subsidiary council must review and approve the rules of the University society applying to be affiliated with it before approving the affiliation of the University society itself.

11.1.4 Subject to Regulation 11.1.2, a subsidiary council may approve a University society to be affiliated with that subsidiary council.

11.1.5 The approval of an application made by a University society to become affiliated with a subsidiary council is recorded as soon as practicable by the relevant subsidiary council Secretary in a register of affiliated societies.

11.1.6 Affiliation with a subsidiary council is deemed to commence from the date upon which the record is made in the register of affiliated societies.

11.1.7 Any alterations to the rules of an affiliated society must be approved by the relevant subsidiary council executive before they come into force.

11.1.8 No incorporated body is entitled to exercise any of the privileges or rights of an affiliated society under these Regulations—

(a) until it has agreed to comply with all provisions relating to affiliated societies included in the Guild Statute Book;

(b) unless the constitution and rules of the incorporated body includes a provision binding its members to comply with all provisions relating to affiliated societies included in the Guild Statute Book; and

(c) until the provision contemplated by (b) is approved by the Guild Governance Committee.

11.1.9 An affiliated society cannot become an incorporated body without the consent of the Guild Council upon the recommendation of the affiliated society concerned.