Trustee Board Sub-Committees

The Trustee Board can create sub committees to consider and execute business away from the full board meetings. These sub committees are the Finance and Risk Committee, Governance Committee and Appointments and Remuneration.

Finance and Risk Committee

The purpose of the Finance and Risk Committee to monitor and challenge where necessary the financial statements of the Union, including Annual and other reports, interim management accounts, review significant financial reporting issues and judgments which they contain. The Committee will pass on their findings and recommendation to Trustee Board for Ratification. The committee may have 3-5 members of which 1 must be an external Trustee and 1 Student Trustee.

Meetings for 2016 - 17 are:

12 October 2016 - 13.30 Meeting Room 6

25 January 2017 - 14.30 Meeting Room 6

03 May 2017 - 13.30 Meeting Room 6

14 June 2017 - 12:30 Meeting Room 6

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is an advisory committee to the Trustee Board. They advise on matters to do with Member and Associate Member complaints and discipline in accordance with the Bye-Laws as well as Staff complaints and discipline. The committee will offer an opinion on any dispute over constitutional interpretation and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bye-Laws. The administration of Major Elections is overseen by the Governance Committee on behalf of the Trustee Board in accordance with Bye-Laws. The committee will convene an Appeals Panel in accordance with the Constitution when necessary. The committee's membership is the Alumni Trustee and at least two student trustees (appointed or elected). 

Meetings for 2016-17 are:

10 March 2017 - 15:00 Meeting Room 6

Appointments and Remuneration Committee

The Appointments and Remuneration Committee undertake the search for External, appointed Student and Alumni members of the Trustee Board. They also advise the Trustee Board, through the President, upon Human Resource matters of the Managing Director and critically assess the remuneration of the Senior Management Team as well as providing a forum to advise the Trustee Board on proposed restructures. The Committee may have 3 or 5 members, including one External Trustee and one Student Trustee (appointed or elected).

Meetings for 2016-17 are:


Communications Committee 

The Communications Committee has delegated responsibility on behalf of the Board of Trustees, for the Union’s overall communication strategy. Specifically, it has responsibility for ensuring the that the Union regularly reviews its approach to how it communicates with its membership, including the Union website, social media and printed documents such as our Impact Reports and Annual Report. It also is responsible for reviewing how we support campaigns, both Union and student-led, how they are approved and how we measure their impact and success. The committee is not responsible for approving campaigns, instead the process by which they are approved.

Meetings for 2016-17 are:

12 October 2016 - 17:00 Meeting Room 6 

08 March 2017 - 13:00 Meeting Room 6 

03 May 2017 - 17:00 Meeting Room 6