Student trustees

Holders of this position sit on KCLSU’s trustee board and help shape our Union through oversight of our activities and operations. They make financial and legal decisions for KCLSU and ensure we adhere to charity laws. It's a really important role in our governance process and provides invaluable skills in negotiating, risk assessment and budgeting to its holders.

The student trustee role is not representative, as you’ll need to be objective when making financial and legal decisions on behalf of KCLSU. Being a Student Trustee means you’ll experience a level of responsibility and development that employers really value, such as business and customer awareness and problem solving.

What student trustees do

Our successful student trustees will attend six trustee board meetings during their year in office. They’ll also have meetings for the two sub-committees. Here are the key dates:

  • Tuesday 23 October, 6pm-8pm (training)
  • Tuesday 4 December, 6pm-9pm
  • 27 February, 6pm-9pm
  • 24 April, 6pm-9pm
  • 26 June, 6pm-9pm
  • Early/mid October 2019, TBC

Who is eligible to be a trustee?

You must be a current KCL student to stand for the position of student trustee.

  • You may not be eligible if you:
  • Are under 18 years old
  • Have an unspent conviction of any offence involving deception or dishonesty
  • Are an undischarged bankrupt
  • Have made compositions with your creditors and have not been discharged
  • Have at any time been removed by the Commissioners or by the Court in the UK from being a trustee because of misconduct
  • Have failed to make payments under the County Court Administrators’ Orders
  • Are a member of KCLSU Student Staff

If you’re still unsure of your eligibility, then please email elections@kclsu.org. KCLSU staff can help you figure it out!

See the student trustee handbook here and nominate yourself here