Board Member - Student Trustee

Closed 24/03/2024

Voluntary Position (reasonable expenses paid)
Part time - between 5 - 8 meetings per year
Closing Date: 11:59pm Sunday 24 March 2024
Ref: 14/24

Do you want to join our Board? We have an exciting opportunity for one current University of Leeds student to join our Board of Trustees. This is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience at the highest level on the Board of a vibrant organisation.

You will be directly involved in the strategic work of LUU by sitting on the Board, attending meetings and attending subcommittee meetings. We welcome applications from all courses, levels and modes of study, but we are particularly interested in representation from international, postgraduate and mature students and students from diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible you must be registered on a University of Leeds student course up until the end of the 2025-26 academic year. This is because the successful candidate will be appointed to an initial term of two years, and they must be a student for the full length of that time.

You’ll be part of the group responsible for overseeing and guiding our future growth, and helping us achieve our vision of making sure that every student loves their time at Leeds. The Board comprises our six elected student officers, four external representatives from business and industry, and four appointed students.

If you are a confident, motivated individual with the ability to think strategically and creatively, we want to hear from you! To find out more just download our information pack below, which includes a role specification, and some Trusteeship FAQs. 

Student Trustee Info Pack

About us

Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 39,000 students love their time at Leeds. With a building located at the heart of campus and a wide range of online platforms and resources, the Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved.

Find out more about Leeds University Union at or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @LeedsUniUnion

The deadline for applications is Sunday 24 March 2024. For any initial questions or for support with your application please contact the Leadership & Governance Support Manager Matt Broadey at

The LUU Board recognises that it is not currently representative of the diverse student population at Leeds. We therefore welcome applications from Black and Ethnic Minority Groups and the LGBTQ+ community.

Key Information:

Closing Date: 11:59pm Sunday 24 March 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Interview Location: in person at Leeds University Union

Proposed Start Date: TBC