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Our Governance

Sections: Setting the scene |  KCLSU Trustee Board | KCLSU Committees | Useful Links

Setting the scene 

At KCLSU we're committed to the highest standards of governance. Strong governance is what makes our values of student-led, people-orientated, innovative, straightforward and sustainable come to life. 

We've led the way when it comes to Students' Union governance. We've conducted governance reviews, implemented best practice and worked to identify and comply with Codes of Good Governance including the NUS Good Governance Code of Practice

To keep ahead we:

  • Run a Governance and Policy Committee, whose remit includes promoting good governance, continually reviewing our governance arrangements and identifying opportunities for improvement. 
  • Ensure compliance with the NUS Good Governance Code of Practice. 
  • Carry out an annual review of our Trustee Board's effectiveness and put together a development plan in response. 
  • Ensure all KCLSU Trustees are given the training and support they need to do their role.
  • Make the most of the knowledge and expertise of our experienced Trustees as they formally mentor our new or less experienced Trustees. 

For the full details on the policies, procedures, and guidance that support our governance in practice have a read of our KCLSU Governance Polices, Procedures and Guidance document. In it, you'll also find Terms of Reference for the KCLSU Trustee Board and its Committees, role descriptions and the Trustee Board's Delegation of Authority. 

We recommend reading the policies, procedures and guidance document alongside our Articles of Association and Bye-laws

If you've got any questions about our governance, get in touch with Ben Hunt, KCLSU President and Chair of KCLSU Trustee Board by emailing ben.hunt@kclsu.org

KCLSU Trustee Board

KCLSU is registered with the Charity Commission, and our Trustee Board has overall responsibility for the legal, strategic and financial health of the Union. The Trustee Board is the decision maker of the Students’ Union and is the ultimate decision-making body of the Students’ Union.

Our Trustee Board is made up of:

·         5 Student Officers, who lead KCLSU and were elected to their positions by King’s College London students. Student Officers lead KCLSU as an organisation, drive what we campaign for, and lobby at a College and national level to make changes in the interests of the student body.

·         4 elected Student Trustees, elected by King’s College London students.

·         4 Lay Trustees, who are external people, recruited for their expertise in specific areas.

See a quick summary from our Student Officers of what happened at the October Trustee Board meeting.

KCLSU Trustees all agree to abide by a Code of Conduct and meet their Terms of Reference. Find out more by reading the KCLSU Governance Policies, Procedures and Guidance document

All Trustees are accountable for the decisions they make individually and collectively. Every year at the KCLSU Annual General Meeting, all King's students (who are the members of KCLSU) have the opportunity to put questions to the KCLSU Trustee Board. There are presentations and discussions held about the organisation’s performance and published Annual Report and Accounts. If you’d like to see a summary of the most recent Trustee Board meeting, please contact us at hello@kclsu.org.

Full details on how KCLSU Trustees are appointed and removed and how they are held accountable by our student membership can be found in our Articles of Association

Here are the current members of the KCLSU Trustee Board: 

Ben Hunt
Chair of Trustee Board

Momin Saqib
Student Officer Trustee

Mariya Hussain
Student Officer Trustee

Jack Haywood
Student Officer Trustee

Mahamed Abdullahi
Student Officer Trustee

Yousef El-T
Student Trustee

Mandy Mahil
Student Trustee

Malik Mustafa Satkohi
Student Trustee

Shaurya Vig
Student Trustee

Ian Jeffery
Lay Trustee

Peter Oden
Lay Trustee

Uzair Patel
Lay Trustee

Sonika Siddhu
Lay Trustee

As a democratic charity, we’re led by students for students. As well as our Student Officers and Student Trustees there are also Student Reps and Student Councillors, all working to make sure that the views of students are heard and acted upon by the Students’ Union and the College. Take a read through our Representing You pages to find out more. 

KCLSU Committees 

Our Articles of Association state that the KCLSU Trustee Board can establish Committees to support them in their responsibilities. We have four Committees that each meet twice a year:

  • Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee 
  • Governance and Policy Committee
  • HR Committee 
  • Performance Committee 

For each Committee's Terms of Reference, read the KCLSU Governance Policies, Procedures and Guidance document

Useful Links

Throughout this page we've referenced some useful sources of further information. Here they all are as a reminder:

If you've got any questions about our governance, get in touch with Nadine Almanasfi, KCLSU President and Chair of KCLSU Trustee Board by emailing president@kclsu.org