Democracy and Scrutiny

The role of the Democracy and Scrutiny Committee is to ensure that the voice and interest of students are being represented in our decision-making process.

The Committee is responsible for:

i. Developing the policy and by-laws of Bath Spa Students' Union, in collaboration with the Board of Trustees

ii. Ensuring that the Union has equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of its strategy and operations

iii. Ensuring the Union operates ethically

iv. Ensuring the Union and its officers are accountable to students

v. Ensuring equality of representation for all students

Decisions made by the Committee are representative of the diversity of Bath Spa students. Members of the Committee include:

  • Four sabbatical officers
  • Two Senior Academic Reps, chosen amongst the Elected Reps
  • Two Equality and Campaign Reps, chosen amongst themselves
  • Six students that hold elected status within the Students’ Union (e.g. club or society committee members, course or other reps) who nominate themselves and are then selected at random
  • Four student members elected by cross-campus ballot

Four Sabbatical officers also attend the Committee to contribute to discussions. However, they also report on their own work to the Committee, who hold the Sabbatical officers to account. This means that the Sabbaticals do not have a vote on the Committee on matters concerning their work.

You may find the full remit for the Committee here.


Phone Number

01225 875588