The Students' Union is a registered charity representing the interests of over 33,000 students of UWE Bristol and running a variety of services and commercial outlets. The Board of Trustees acts on behalf of The Students’ Union with the ultimate responsibility for the strategic direction, financial well-being and reputation management of the organisation.
The Board of Trustees contains five elected President Trustees and two recruited Student Trustees, whose role is to ensure that all decisions are made with the best interests of students at heart and that The Students' Union at UWE is serving its members to the best of its ability.
The Board also has up to four external independent trustees, these are voluntary positions filled by people who have knowledge and experience in one or some of the following areas: finance, human resources, strategic development, fundraising & campaigning, business management and not for profit organisations.
Type of Trustee: Elected Officer - SU President
Took office: July 2023
Due to leave: June 2024
Type of Trustee: Elected Officer - Vice-President Education
Type of Trustee: Elected Officer - Vice-President Community and Welfare
Type of Trustee: Elected Officer - Vice-President Sports and Health
Type of Trustee: Elected Officer - Vice-President Societies and Communication
Took office: July 2022
Type of Trustee: Student
Took office: October 2022
Due to leave: October 2024
Aengus is a Level 2 Filmmaking student studying at Bower Ashton, one of UWE’s City Campuses. He tends to utilise his skills best in production-orientated roles, including being a Producer, 1st Assistant Director and Production Manager on various university projects.
Whilst at UWE, he has taken on the role of a Student Ambassador, which has included representing the university at Open Days, delivering Student Life Talks and outreach work though attending UCAS Fairs. He has also begun regularly cycling to and from campus to reduce his carbon footprint.
Aengus joined the Board of Trustees as a Student Trustee in October 2022 and will be the representative Student Trustee on the Finance and General Purposes Committee. During his time as a Student Trustee, alongside ensuring that The Students’ Union is being run efficiently, he is especially looking forward to ensuring that he represents City Campus Students and pushes The Students’ Union to meet its Sustainability goals.
Type of Trustee: External
Due to leave:
Type of Trustee: External
Took Office: June 2018
Due to leave: April 2026
Les has been a Trustee of The Students’ Union at UWE for over 4 years. He is the Chair of the CEO Management Committee and a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. Les used to work at UWE in Commercial Services and brings over 15 years experience working in Business Development, Operations, Public/Private Partnerships and Marcomms in the third sector across the Bristol and Bath region. He is a passionate supporter of UWE and a champion of the Students Union movement and organisation.
He currently works for Brewin Dolphin Investment Trust Managers, working nationally and based in Bath and London providing Investment and Financial Services to Charities and Third Sector organisations.
Les lives in the centre of Bath with his family and enjoys running, Bath Rugby and Glastonbury when he is not working! He also organises an annual Boules competition that involves over 200 teams and that has raised over £700,000 for Bath and regionally based charities.
Took Office: October 2019
Due to leave: November 2023
Helen has been a Trustee of The Students’ Union at UWE since 2019. Helen is also the Chair of the Staff Committee. Helen brings over 25 years of Marketing and Commercial experience from brands including; Royal Mail, Aviva, The Royal Mint, Barclaycard and Unite Students. Helen is currently the Global Marketing Director at Lovehoney.
Took office: December 2022
Due to leave: January 2027