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Student Trustee

How to become a Student Trustee

Historically, appointment of our Student Trustees has been via application and interview. However, due to a recent motion that was passed at Student Council on the 9th March, our way of appointing Student Trustees has changed and our Student Trustees will now be elected into their roles.

The nominations will be opening between 26th April - 7th May, with the Summer Elections taking place between 10 - 14th May. We are now inviting expressions of interest for the role of Student Trustee.

About the role

We are currently looking for five Student Trustees. Each Student Trustee will be appointed for a period of two years starting in August 2021. If you are only here for one year, you can still put yourself forward, as we will re-advertise your role when it becomes vacant.

We have put together a Student Trustee Pack that contains information about Warwick SU, our strategic direction and most of all, more information about the role of a Student Trustee.

Express your interest

If there is any information we can provide to help you make a decision to apply, please do get in touch with us by completing the expression of interest form below and a member of SU staff will contact you.

Personal Details

Please tell us how you fulfil 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 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.

You are not allowed to be a Trustee if you:

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:

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.