The Students' Union Trustee Boardgovernance and being a charity...
Trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members. The principles and main duties are the same in all cases.
Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.
The Trustee Board of the University of Derby Students' Union is made up of three sections:
The full time Officer Trustees are voted into position each year in the elections, and automatically become trustees (if over 18 years of age).
The Student Trustees submit applications to, and are interviewed by, the Nominations Committee and are passed in a meeeting of the Union Council. There can be between two and four Student Trustees on the Trustee Board.
External Trustees also submit applications to, and are interviewed by, the Nominations Committee and are then passed by the existing Trustee Board. There can be up to three External Trustees on the Trustee Board.