Exercising Control

Guidance on political activity in relation to students’ unions

Briefing outlining the main rules, with regards to the law, affecting students’ union campaigning

Protecting Free Debate

NUS has obtained legal advice to clarify the right of students to debate controversial issues students’

Equality Bill implications for student unions Briefing


This briefing summarises some key implications for students’ unions of the Equality Bill. It will be useful for students’ union staff and officers with responsibility for human resources, student activities and liberation.

Guidance for Students Unions for reporting under Charities Statement of Recommended Practice SORP


Guidance which outlines how students' unions that are registered charities are expected to report their income, expenditure and financial position in their annual report and accounts

The Charities Act 2006 implications for students unions in England and Wales


The 2006 Charity Act requires students’ unions with an income in excess of £100,000, in England and Wales, to register as charities. They will then be regulated, in terms of charity law, by the Charity Commission. This document provides a briefing and some FAQs designed to help students' unions to understand how the 2006 Charity Act affects them.