Made up of elected students and external professionals, the trustee board are responsible for making sure the union's finances are all in check and that all activities benefit all students. It includes four Sabbatical officers, three students and three people appointed for their expertise. You can read how the Trustee Board works by reading through our Governing Documents.


A picture of Armani wearing a blue shirt.
Armani Sutherland


Minna Ellis
Ellie Short

Trustee Board Chair

Kim Hughes

Sophia Nasif


Ti'onne Debnam

Dawn Buchanan
Daryl Stenvoll-Wells

 Emma Mottram


Trustee Board Minutes

Date of Meeting 


13th September 2021 September 2021 Trustee Board
2nd November 2021 November 2021 Trustee Board
16th February 2022 February 2022 Trustee Board
5th April 2022 April 2022 Trustee Board
20th June 2022 June 2022 Trustee Board

How can I get involved?

The Union holds an Annual General Meeting, or AGM, once per year in the final term, and the date is published on our democracy calendar. At this meeting, the Trustee Board will present on the Union's Finances for the previous year, detail all of the organisations the union has affiliated with on your behalf and outline any key impacts it has had over the past year. The AGM is a great opportunity for you to ask the Board any questions and hold them to account.


Become a Student Trustee

Gain business and finance experience whilst helping your mates! If you want to gain skills that will help in the business aspects of the art world you should consider applying to be a student trustee at Arts SU.

The SU exists to make things better for students – offering a voice in the university, support on your course and events after lectures finish. This work is overseen by a Trustee Board who consider the finances and legal aspects of running the organisation.

There’s space on our Trustee Board for three student members and you will receive training and support within the role. You don’t need any particular background, just a desire to make things better, be willing to give you opinion and to learn new things.

If you want to setup a business, understand what can be involved in selling your art or knowing what support staff might need, then this opportunity could be for you.

Closing date for applications is 30th January 2023 at 12pm

Interviews will take place w/c 6th February 2023.

Download the advert here and role description here.