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Student Trustee

Student Trustee Recruitment

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, and reliable individuals to fill the role of Student Trustee and join our Board for a 2-year period from 1st August 2024. This is an exciting voluntary role which can be undertaken alongside your studies, help you to develop valuable skills and increase your employability, all whilst representing the views of Warwick students.

Want to find out more?
We have put together a Student Trustee Pack that contains information about Warwick SU, our strategic direction and, most importantly, more information about the role of a Student Trustee. 

A Word version of the pack is available here.

If there is any information we can provide to help you make a decision to apply, please do get in touch by contacting Louise Marjoram, Director of Membership, louise.marjoram@warwicksu.com for an informal conversation.

The Process
The appointment of new Student Trustees is via application and interview. The application process is open until midday on Friday 19th April, with interviews taking place during week commencing 29th April 2024.  

About the role
We are currently looking for new Student Trustees who will be appointed for a period of two years starting in August 2024. If you are only here for one year, you can still apply, as we will re-advertise your role when it becomes vacant.

Our Trustee Board is made up of a mixture of our elected Student Officers, Lay Trustees and Student Trustees with a variety of skills, backgrounds and experience that help us to create a diverse Board, capable of making sound decisions for the benefit of our student members. 

Student Trustees who sit on the Trustee Board for WSU have the same rights and responsibilities as the other members of the Trustee Board. However, they will not be involved in the day-to-day running of the Students' Union, rather taking an overview of how the Union is performing both financially and strategically, and in delivering services to students.

Becoming a Student Trustee is a fantastic way to get involved in the strategic direction of the SU and a great opportunity to build skills and employability. This role is open to all students but you must be registered at the University of Warwick during the 2024/25 academic year whilst undertaking the role.

We are happy to receive applications from all students; undergraduate, postgraduate, home, international, full-time or part-time. We aim to have diverse representation on our Board, and welcome applications from students who have experience of or identify with under-represented and liberation groups.

Application Form

Please complete and submit the form below to apply for the role of Student Trustee. You will also need to submit the Equality Form, which you will find below the application form.

Personal Details

Please tell us how you fulfill the criteria

In each section below, please give a brief outline of how your skills, knowledge and experience fit the criteria. Please give demonstrable examples wherever possible to support your application.

Experience & Background

Please describe how your work experience or volunteering to date is relevant to the role of Trustee.

Key criteria:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Key criteria:

Values, Attitudes & Personal Qualities

Please explain how your personal qualities would support your role as Trustee.

Key criteria:

Why do you want to be a Trustee?

Summarise why you want to be a Trustee and how you feel you could contribute to the Trustees’ work for the Students’ Union.


Are there any other facts, activities or connections which you feel might be raised in future about your suitability to hold the position of Trustee and Director at Warwick Students’ Union, for example because they present or may present a conflict of interest?

Charity Trustee Declaration

Below is a list of circumstances which may prevent you from becoming a Trustee.

If you are in any doubt about your eligibility to act as a Trustee you should either seek your own legal advice or contact the Charity Commissioners.

You are not allowed to be a Trustee if you:

  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Have been convicted at any time of any offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is legally regarded as spent

I have read and understood the criteria (above) for being a Trustee and confirm that I am eligible to become a Trustee in the event that I am appointed to the Board of Warwick SU.

This Equality Form should be completed and submitted separately from your application to peopleteam@warwicksu.com or by post to Warwick Students’ Union, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL.