Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the management and administration of the Students Association.  The Trustees on the Board are legally and financially responsible for the Students’ Association and its activities. The Board ensures that the Students’ Association remains legally compliant, financially stable and has robust future planning. The Board in conjunction with the Association’s senior staff team also set the strategic goals for the organisation.  You can find out more information about the Board and its make up below.

Board Make up

The Board of Trustees has 12 members:

  • 4 External Trustees who are appointed via the appointments committee. External Trustees can sit on the board for a single term for a maximum of four years.
  • 4 Student Trustees who are appointed by the appointments committee. Student Trustees must be current students at UWS and can sit on the Board for a year. They can do this for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
  • 4 Sabbatical Officers, who are elected by the student body in a cross campus election. You can find out more information regarding the sabbatical officers by clicking here. Sabbatical officers sit on the Board for the duration of their terms in office. They can stand for a maximum of two terms.
  • The Sabbatical Officer who is elected as the Senior Student Representative also becomes the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Click here to view the job description for this role.

Sub Committees

Our constitution allows the Board to have three sub committees which support its work. These are:

  • Appointments Committee
  • Finance & Resources Committee
  • Remuneration & HR Committee

Current Trustees

List of Trustees:

Name Role
Franklin Jacob (Chair)

President (Sabbatical Officer)

Clare Hunter Vice President of Student Opportunities  (Sabbatical Officer)
Ismail Nizami Vice President Welfare & Wellbeing (Sabbatical Officer)
Dan Hutchison Vice President of Education (Sabbatical Officer)

Ellie Gomersall

Student Trustee
Aishwarya Tiku Student Trustee


Student Trustee
Vacant Student Trustee
Mark McRitchie

External Trustee

Professor Roddy Williamson

External Trustee
Vacant External Trustee
Vacant External Trustee

Student Trustees Vacancies

SAUWS is looking to appoint one new Student Trustee. The candidate should have enthusiasm for the mission, vision and values of the Student Association of the University of the West of Scotland.

This is a key post in the planning and delivery of the Students’ Association services to its members, the students of UWS. It provides an opportunity for you as a student to be involved in important decisions on behalf of the Students’ Association and students as well as valuable experience of sitting on a Board of Trustees.

For more information on the role click here

Full details of the role and the Students’ Association can be found here.

The Application form can be found here

The deadline for applications is midnight Thursday 29thNovember 2018. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4thDecember and Wednesday 5thDecember.

Applications and questions about the post, should be sent to Aileen McColl, Senior Administrator at or on 0141 849 4151.

More information

If you would like any more details, please contact the SAUWS office using our contact details.

The Students' Union
Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB
0141 849 4151

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