Speaking on the behalf of Students

Like the Student Officers, the Student Trustees keep office for a period of one year. The role is voluntary and is undertaken alongside their degree.

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.

Four Student Trustees sit on RUSU’s Trustee Board. For the academic year 2017/18 two Student Trustees have been elected in by the student body and two others have been appointed by the Appointments Committee.

A Student Trustee (if re-elected) may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Student Trustees 2017/18

  • Holly Cottingham
  • Eliot Smith
  • Jemima Tabeart
  • Millie Farquhar

Student Trustee Responsibilities

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.


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