In September 2019, after a lengthy and vigorous consultation, students approved a number of changes to UMSU’s Constitution – the rules that govern how we operate. Overall, these changes ensure that the students elected to representative roles in UMSU had the necessary support and protection to ensure that we continue to represent students, and that the organisation is governed in a sound and legislatively compliant way.
As an incorporated association, UMSU also required to make some changes to comply with changes to the legislation governing such bodies.
Principally the legislation requires that all incorporated associations maintain an up to date membership list. Previously UMSU has not done this, as all students are automatically deemed members of UMSU, and enjoy all of the benefits of the organisation without needing to do a thing. However, we are now legally required to keep a membership record.
It is important for everyone to understand that regardless of whether you sign up to become a member or not – UMSU’s services and activities remain completely available to everyone.
However, as a result of the legislative requirement to collect a membership list, we now need you to tell us whether you want to be a member of UMSU or not.