De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is looking for De Montfort University Students (DMU) to join our highest decision-making body as a Student Trustee.
As a registered charity, DSU’s Trustee Board is made up of industry experts, plus both past and present DMU students – including our Officer Team – to oversee the work that we do to represent your academic interests during your time at university.
Together, they help form the strategic direction of a students’ union with a gross income of more than £1million.
All members of the Trustee Board, including second-year Law and Criminal Justice LLB student Laura Toher-Hindle, volunteer their time and hold meetings around four times a year.
Laura explained earlier this year: “We cover everything from the day-to-day running of the students’ union right up to [its] strategic goals and outcomes, and ensure that DSU is running efficiently.
“Student Trustees give contributions from a current student’s perspective and are there to make sure that students are put at the forefront of every decision.”
Applications for current DMU students to join the Trustee Board for 2018/19 are now open here, and close on Monday 28 January at 11:59.
Laura is a current Student Trustee at DSU.
“I would just say ‘go for it’,” Laura continued. “If the position has sparked your interest, then that shows that you are the sort of person who will be successful in the role and will bring a fresh perspective to the board.
“It is a small commitment of your time, but gives you such a high level of skills and experience – from scrutiny and finances – and it is completely invaluable to students at DMU.”
Applications will be anonymised and then passed to the Trustee Board to vote on who will join them as Student Trustees next year.
If successful, you’ll also be invited to join DSU's one-of-a-kind training course, where we also develop the skills of trustees from around the UK.
If you want to have a say in how you Students' Union in run, apply to become a Student Trustee today – head to the page here before 11:59 on Monday 28 January.