Student Trustees

Four Student Trustees sit on RUSU’s Trustee Board. Each academic year, two Student Trustees are elected in by the student body and two others are appointed by the RUSU Appointments Committee.

Student Trustees keep office for a period of one year. The role is voluntary and is undertaken alongside their degree. A Student Trustee (if re-elected or re-appointed) may serve up to two consecutive terms.

What do Student Trustees do?

Alongside the Student Officers and External Trustees, the Student Trustee role is to help make important decisions about RUSU and to guide the direction and strategy of the Union.

Trustees have responsibility for directing the affairs of RUSU with regard to the student perspective and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the students for which it has been set up.

Contact your Student Trustees

If you want to contact a Student Trustee, you can get in touch by email at trustees@rusu.co.uk. If you want to contact a specific Student Trustee, please let us know.

  • Matthew Vallender – Elected Trustee

  • Benjamin Coleman – Elected Trustee

  • Oscar Minto – AppointedTrustee

  • Mike Phillips – AppointedTrustee