Democratic structure

Our membership includes over 160 investor supporter members, in addition to student housing co-operatives known as user members. Investor supporter members have 25% of the votes at a General Meeting (GM), and can be elected to 1/3 of the board. User members have 75% of the vote at a GM, and can elect 2/3 to the board. Neither has a controlling interest.

Board Meeting frequency

The board meets on a monthly basis, elections to the board are held at the AGM in February on an annual basis. Co-opted directors. Board meetings are currently held on the last Thursday of the month, 6pm – 7.30pm, but this is reviewed with each new board.


Open to board of Directors and registered volunteers (investor supporter members or student housing co-op members). The sub-committees are groups which focus on core tasks, which are delegated by the board of directors. The sub-committee include finance and property, member services, director recruitment and fundraising. These generally meet every two to three weeks on a mid-week evening for no more than 1.5 hours.

General Meetings (GM’s)

GM’s are open to investor supporter members and student housing co-op members. These are scheduled three times a year. These are often held on Saturday mornings, and include updates from SCH ,alongside opportunities to meet and chat with members.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To apply to join the board

Investor supporter members

User members

Co-opted directors

Volunteer with SCH

Please see the volunteer page on our website:

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