The University of Southampton Students' Union is structured as a limited company which all students at the University are a member of (and therefore own), and which is also a registered charity. This company owns a second limited company called SUSU Social Enterprises Ltd., which conducts some trading with non-members and other activities. Both companies file an annual report and accounts, which you can find here
The University of Southampton Students' Union, trading as Union Southampton, is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales as no. 8034371, and a charity registered in England and Wales as no. 1148683.
SUSU Social Enterprises Ltd., trading as Union Southampton, Union Southampton Lettings and Union Southampton Recruitment, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Southampton Students' Union, and is registered in England and Wales as no. 8837159.
Both companies' registered addresses are Building 42, University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ.
There are three levels of document which govern how the Students' Union works. At the top level, the Memorandum and Articles of Association form the backbone of the organisation. Below this, the Rules explain how the Students' Union does everything from holding elections to running meetings and holding officers to account. Finally, the By-laws go into more detail about how each of the eight Zones work, and how their sub-committees operate.
These documents are regularly updated by the Democracy Team. If you have any queries about any of the documents found here, or how they work, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org