ASET is a charity, and operates on a not-for-profit basis. All surplus income is used to provide services to members, to support students and to further the aims of our organisation. We report annually to the Charity Commission, and our registered charity number is 285104 (view our latest accounts). Our Memorandum and Articles of Association can be downloaded here Memorandum and Articles of Association; we refer to these documents as our Constitution. We are governed as a charity by our Board of Trustees, and our Trustees contribute to the running of our organisation by being members of our Executive Committee and Directors of the Association. Following an amendment, agreed by the members at the 2014 Annual General Meeting, our Constitution allows our Executive Committee to have up to fifteen members who may be Trustees or co-opted individuals, and the Committee is also open to our President in an ‘ex-officio’ capacity. Trustees are elected by the membership and give their time on a voluntary basis. The Committee also has Officers positions; Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Both Officers and Trustees are elected by the membership and give their time on a voluntary basis. Each must be nominated and seconded by representatives of member institutions, and their election takes place at our Annual General Meeting which is typically held at our Conference each September. The term of service is three years, although an individual may put themselves forward for re-election for a maximum of three consecutive terms. At the end of these three terms, should an individual wish to serve again, there must usually be a three year hiatus before they may be put forward for election again.
As a membership organisation the operations of ASET are open and transparent. Please see below for links to policies which assist with the running of our charity