Reading University Students' Union is a charitable organisation and is governed by a board of trustees. The
role of the trustees is to provide the organisation with direction on major issues.
The Trustee Board consists of:
It is supported by the senior management team. The Trustee Board is the highest decision maker of the
Students' Union and has end line collective responsibility for all activities of the Students' Union.
The duties of the Trustees are to ensure proper and prudent administration of the organisation both legally
and financially. Read more about the role of the Trustees below.
For more information about the remit of the Trustee Board, see the RUSU Constitution.
Minutes of each board meetings are published online.
External Trustees are selected through an application process for their knowledge and experience. They serve
a term of office of up to three years and may serve a maximum of two terms, which may either be consecutive or
The External Trustees provide valuable assistance in the process of setting and monitoring the strategy of
Minutes of each board meetings are published here.
If you have an interest in benefitting Reading students and learning more about how the
Students’ Union and Charities are run, then this role is perfect for you!
Trustees direct the affairs of RUSU; ensuring that it is well-run, solvent, and delivering the charitable
outcomes for the benefit of the students. The main duties of a Trustee are:
The objects of RUSU are the advancement of education of students at the University of Reading for the
public benefit by:
RUSU Trustees must ensure that RUSU complies with its Memorandum and Articles of Association
(constitution), Charity Law and any other laws that apply to its activities.
RUSU Trustees need to ensure that:
RUSU Trustees must act responsibly, reasonably and honestly to ensure that:
RUSU Trustees should use their skills and experience and take appropriate advice where necessary.
They should also ensure that they dedicate enough time, thought and energy to the role.
RUSU Trustees must: