The changes suggested by the summer Governance Review have now been accepted at all levels, leading to a number of changes.
One of the key changes to affect Union officers will be the creation of a new "Representation and Welfare Board", designed to safeguard money for representation issues. Faculty Unions will now ask RWB for some of their money, rather than the Student Activities Committee as previously. In conjunction with this, SAC becomes the Clubs and Societies Board and no longer deals with funding for representative bodies such as Departmental Societies. It does however gain control of the minibuses.
Many other committees are renamed, merged or abolished, with the unpopular Trading and Retail Committee replaced with "forums" where interested parties may discuss concerns directly with the staff responsible.
The key change is the creation of a Court, which will have both current Union members and life members on a multi-year tenure. The court will deal mostly with disciplinary matters and elections complaints and will meet only when required.
Finally, in an act of de-Mustafa-isation, the position of Permanent Secretary reverts to the title of Union General Manager.