The SU has 7 different policy zones. Policy passed at the SU Referenda gets categorised into one of these zones. Each zone is presided over by one or more SU Exec and corresponds to the SU Officer that it mandates.
Development and Environment Zone
All policy relating to Ethics and Environment and students in wider society.
All policy relating to Higher Education and the University such as funding, teaching learning and support.
All policy related to Welfare such as housing, healthcare and students in the community.
Liberation and Diversity Zone
All policy related to liberation groups such as disabled students, women, ethnic minority and LGBT students.
Student Activities Zone
All policy relating to the activities of Sports clubs and Societies
Union Democracy Zone
All policy relating to the democratic structures and accountability of the Union. This shall include all boycotts and eternal matters concerning democracy in the community
All Policy relating to Postgraduate Students' wellbeing, education and development.
Union Procedures & Principles
Union Procedures and Principles are essentially the rules governing how the Union operates on a day-to-day basis (for example, what we sell, when we open, how we support students), and are submitted and passed at Student Council. Whereas Union policy mandates the Union to campaign on an issue, Procedures and Principles are not able to do this and are purely operational.