The Union of Kingston Students is a registered charity and so has a Trustee Board, made up of:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Union's current student trustees are:
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.