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Legal Structure

University Campus Suffolk Students’ Union is a registered charity (1153426). Our registered office is at Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.                                                                     

All students of UCS automatically become members of the Union unless they opt out of membership.

The Union’s governing documents are the memorandum and articles of association and the bye-laws. Details of The Union’s Board of Trustees can be found below.

Suffolk Union Services Limited

The Union owns a subsidiary company called Suffolk Union Services Limited (registered in England and Wales; registered number 7316145; registered office at Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ) which operates the Union’s trading interests. The company’s Board of Directors consists of 3 members:

 President (Education & Engagement),  Vice-President (Rights & Activities) and the Chief Executive.

Trustee Board

The Trustee Board is the body that oversees the operations of UCS Union. It approves any governing decisions that Union Council has made,sets the long term strategies for the organisation and ensures the Union is fulfilling its purpose: to represent the students. The Trustee Board is made up of the President and Vice President of UCS Union, as well as two students appointed by Union Council. There are also four non-student trustees who donate their time and bring specific expertise and experience to the Board meetings.