Become a Student Trustee

One of the things that we pride ourselves on at the Students’ Union is getting you involved in as many experiences as possible – and this includes all levels of the organisation. One of the ways you can get involved is by becoming a Student Trustee and applications are now open!

One of the things that we pride ourselves on at the Students’ Union is getting you involved in as many experiences as possible – and this includes all levels of the organisation. One of the ways you can get involved is by becoming a Student Trustee  applications are now open so read on for further information!

What is a Board of Trustees?

Essentially, the Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the organisation and helps set the path for the organisation moving forwards within our strategy. The Board is chaired by the President of the Students’ Union and its membership includes the other Sabbatical Officers, Student Trustees and External Trustees, so that we can receive guidance and expertise from other areas. The Board seeks to receive assurance that the organisation is financially sound, meeting its charitable purposes and is sustainable, both financially and in accordance with the mission of the organisation.

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What's the application process like?

Student Trustees are appointed through an application and interview process. We certainly aren’t expecting you all to have an abundance of experience in trusteeship, rather we want to offer you this experience. What we're really looking for in the application process is an understanding of the role, and an eagerness to learn and contribute!

This is a great opportunity for you to be involved in an application process, and put yourself forward to contribute to everything we do at the Students’ Union!

How do I apply?

It's really simple - applications must be submitted via our online portal and you'll be asked to upload:

1) A recent CV

2) A cover letter that should set out why you want the role and what skills and experience you can bring to the role.

Applications should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 30 May 2021. Interviews will be conducted virtually on Wednesday 9 June 2021.

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What's it like to be a Student Trustee?

Make sure you check out President Kate Roberts' blog as she caught up with our current Student Trustees. Here's s snapshot of what they had to say on what their experience has been like so far:

Milo Dack: “The thing I like most about being a Student Trustee is being involved within the internal organisation of a charity that I can see and experience the changes being made. It’s fascinating to understand all of the different aspects involved within the Trustee Board and the brief glimpses that I get to from within of the other parts of the organisation. I also really enjoy playing an active and integral role in steering the charity towards its goals and making sure that students’ interests always remain at the heart of every decision.”

Remi Gruszka: “Being a Student Trustee brings students to the table and allows us to make meaningful changes and have a true voice that impacts all students at Royal Holloway. With our SU being in the top 10% of all charities by size it really puts into perspective how meaningful the work that we do is especially to those around us. I think the best thing about being a Student Trustee is seeing the changes happen on the very campus that we support!”

Tom Ridge: "It’s hard to pinpoint one particular facet. I enjoy being involved with and influencing a charity that brings so much to students and their community, and it is a joy to work alongside people who are as passionate about RHSU as I am."