The Trustee Board exists because UBU is a Registered Charity. They help to protect us by ensuring that our decisions are legal and will not send us into financial insolvency. This Trustee governance role is common to most Charity structures and does not interfere with the day-to-day student-led running of UBU.
Additionally, the Board includes a very strong student voice: it includes the elected Sabbatical Officers, the Chair of Council, (all elected campus-wide), other Student Trustees (elected at Council), and External Trustees who are sought out and invited based on useful experience; for example at the time of writing we have a former professor, a former Sabbatical now working in the Charity sector, an accountant, and a solicitor.
Each year we need to recruit new Student Trustees. If you are interested in this crucial role to support your Union, please get in touch to express your interest, and we will invite you for a briefing session!