This page contains links to our key governance documentation. You can download our Constitution and Annual Committee reports (please bear with us while we source copies of any we don’t currently hold) and also our list of Past Chairs of the Association over the years. We will also post our AGM documentation and notice and nomination forms for Executive Committee vacancies etc here.
Documents relating to our next AGM including the AGM notice and agenda and the minutes of the last AGM will be uploaded here prior to the meeting.
Important item to discuss at the AGM – please read on!
We are currently an unincorporated association and we have been thinking about changing that status to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-types-how-to-choose-a-structure#about-charities-with-a-wider-membership). We will be holding a full discussion at the AGM with a view to voting on the following proposal:
The ALT in General Meeting is in favour of amending its constitution to that of a CIO.
Why do we recommend proceeding with CIO status? To remove personal liability from the membership. There is more potential risk of legal liability that we, as members, are all exposed to with increased use of the internet and with covid. We will overcome the problem of requiring donations rather than invoices as the means by which HEIs transfer our financial share of the annual conference. We may benefit from Gift aid on donations ( but not subscriptions). Thus there is a convenience from the financial standpoint . But the bigger reason to consider change is that of risk.
Both the SLS and the SLSA have converted to charitable status.
The process would involve seeking the support of members at the AGM in April to move to CIO status and to employ solicitors to assist in the process at an estimated expense of £5000. Once we have created the CIO (and secured audited accounts and wrestled the bank into creating a new account for us) we will need to call an EGM to vote on the transfer of our assets and the dissolution of the old unincorporated association.
We hope to have a full discussion with our valued members at our AGM.
Nominations for 2021 AGM
David Yuratich (Royal Holloway University of London), nominated by Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth) and Luke Mason (Birmingham City University)
Emma Jones (University of Sheffield), nominated by Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth) and Luke Mason (Birmingham City University)
Katherine Langley (York St John University), nominated by Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth) and Luke Mason (Birmingham City University)
Jess Guth (Leeds Beckett University), nominated by Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth) and Luke Mason (Birmingham City University)
Executive Committee Member
Caroline Strevens (University of Portsmouth), nominated by Luke Mason (Birmingham City University) and Emma Jones (University of Sheffield)
The current Constitution was adopted at the AGM held at the University of Portsmouth in April 2017. You can download it here. Changes were made to the terminology as we felt it was quite outdated and we introduced time limited terms for Officers and Executive Committee Members. For those interested in the historical development of ALT governance, you can also download a copy of our previous Constitution which was in force from the setting up of the Association.
ALT Committee Reports and AGM Minutes