Trustee Board

The Union of Kingston Students is a registered charity and so has a Trustee Board, made up of:

  • The 4 full time officers
  • 3 Kingston students who are elected in February every year
  • 4 external trustees who are chosen for their skills and knowledge to help the Union’s decision-making.

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the Union, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public (ie you as a student) for which it has been set up. The Trustee Board meets 6 times a year to do this, but students can raise any issues at any time with any of the student trustees by e-mailing them or just chatting to them whenever you meet them.

Any registered student is entitled to be elected as a Trustee – for more information, e-mail studentsunion@kingston.ac.uk.

Student Trustees

There are 3 student trustee posts which are elected separately to full or part time student officers. The student trustees are elected on an annual basis and may stand for 3 terms of office. The Constitution outlines the roles of student trustees as:

  • The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for the management and administration of the Union and (subject to the Education Act, this Constitution and the Bye-Laws)
  • The Board’s powers shall include but not be limited to responsibility for:
  1. the governance of the Union;
  2. the budget of the Union; and
  3. the strategy of the Union.
  • The Board of Trustees may override any decision and Policy made by the Members in general meeting or Referendum or by the Student Executive which the Trustees consider (in their absolute discretion)
  1. has or may have financial implications for the Union;
  2. is or may be in breach of, contrary to or otherwise inconsistent with charity or education law or any other legal requirements (including ultra vires);
  3. is not or may not be in the best interests of the Union or all or any of its charitable objects.

The Union's current student trustees are:

  • Feisal D Haji (Computer Science)
  • Imad Nazir (Biomedical Science)        
  • Kristina Bajoraite (International Business With Business Experience)

External Trustees

There are 4 external trustee positions. These voluntary positions are appointed by the Board to advise the elected students on particular areas of strategic importance - University relations, Finance, Marketing and HR. External trustees are appointed for a four year term and can be reappointed by the Board for an additional four year term. External Trustees can serve a maximum total term of 8 years.

We currently have a vacancy for an external trustee with expertise in Human Resources. Please read our Information Pack and contact our Chair of Trustees, Patrick Tatarian