Who Do Our Officers Meet With?
Your Elected Officers are great links between you, as a student, and the people who make the decisions in and around the Union and University. But what are these committees, and what do they actually mean for students ?
Our trustees oversee everything the Students' Union does as a charity and ensure we're fulfilling our core purpose of representing students' interests. Our trustee board is made up of your 4 Elected Officers, up to 5 Student Trustees and up to 4 Lay Trustees. You can learn more about our Trustee Board here.
Board of Governors
Similar to our Trustee Board, the University's Board of Governors is a collective of representatives from both inside and outside of the Univeristy that oversee the management of institution. Each year two of our Elected Officers sit on this board as Student Governors. You can learn more about the Board of Governors here.
The University's Academic Board is a comprised of senior University staff and some elected representatives (including one of our Officers!) and is charged with looking after all of the academic aspects within the University. You can learn more about their responsibilities here.
Quality Enhancement Committee
This committee ensures that the University maintains its high standards and that the education and overall experience it provides keeps getting better and better!
Academic Strategy Committee
The Academic Strategy Committee decide which direction the University will be going in in regards to their chocies around education to ensure students have the best possible learning experience.
This committee is responsible for fostering and managing collaborations with external organizations, businesses, and institutions to create mutually beneficial opportunities for the university and its students.
Graduate School Committee
While the other committees in this list oversee the general student population at Staffs, the Graduate School Committee specifically look after the interests of postgraduate students.
Research, Innovation and Enterprise Committee
This committee facilitates and supports initiatives to encourage high quality and exciting research, promote innovation, and foster entrepreneurial activities within the university community.
Other Groups and Committees
As well as the previous boards and committees, our Officers are involved in a selection of other groups and teams that make the decisions on a variety of themes, projects and events, including Welcome, Accommodation and more!