With over 14,000 members, 150 sports clubs and societies and 2 venues, there’s always something to talk about at the Union of Brunel Students! As a democratically student led, registered charity, we are guided by our values and committed to improving the student experience at Brunel and having a positive impact on their lives through the diverse services, activities and opportunities we provide.

The Union is a registered charity and any surpluses that are generated from our commercial operations are committed to providing and improving services to our members. This together with an annual grant provided by the University ensures that the Union is able to provide a fantastic array of support and development opportunities to our members.

Your availability

The Trustee Board normally meets six times a year usually on a Thursday evening at 6pm. The sub committees of the Board, Risk, Staffing and Corporate Governance, meet three times a year often during office hours but have been conducted via Tele of Video conference. Trustee schedules will often dictate whether they dial in or attend subcommittee meetings in person.

Meeting Location

The Union of Brunel Students, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH. The campus is easily accessible via the motorway system as well as extensive public transport links.

What training is provided?

All Trustees have a handbook to follow and also attend training provided by the Union of Brunel Students. This is followed by a number of induction sessions.

What skills are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate and driven individuals who would like to contribute into making a difference to the experience of thousands of students. You will need to be process driven, with a drive for continual improvement. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a capability to operate at a strategic level and be willing to commit the necessary time to undertake the role. You must also be able to actively participate in group discussions and challenge when necessary.

We are interested in Commercial Driven and Entrepreneurial candidates that have an understanding of the challenges facing charitable/ non for profit organisations in maximising income streams.

What is your role?

A key element of the Independent Trustees’ role will be the coaching, mentoring and general support they provide to the directly elected Student Officers and Trustees who form the remainder of the Trustee Board.

Here's our website, the University's website, and our entry at the Charity Commission