In 2010 the Union set up its first ever charity-law compliant trustee board, in line with our application for charity status with the UK Charities Commission. A trustee board is designed as a tool of governance, to bring both internal knowledge and external experience together to provide an overarching body which can consult and assist the Union’s management, and to make decisions at a strategic level.
In 2015 the Union incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and became a new charity with articles of association as our governing document.
Our Trustee Board consists of the five full time Officers, two part-time Officers and four External Trustees, as well as four Student Trustees, who are elected by Union Council and one Student Trustee elected by the Graduate Assembly. The Student Trustees cannot sit on Council or hold major Union Office. They, alongside the External Trustees, provide a voice on the Board that is independent of the Officers.
Council elected four new Student Trustees to serve for 2016-17, they are Hazel Hughes, Mary Leishman, Fred Hicks and Matt Cummins. The Graduate Assembly has not met, as yet, to elect a postgraduate Student Trustee.
The Trustees declare any interests they have that might impact on the work of the Board; these are in the Register of Interests which you can find here
Our current trustees
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