Leeds Trinity Students’ Union is a Charity led by students providing advice, representation, social, recreational and sporting opportunities. Our services are supported by a staff team who are experts in their fields and enable us to sustain an environment for students to reach their potential.
We are, governed by a board of Trustees made up of Officers, Student & External appointed members. Everything we deliver is informed by our core values of student first, inclusive, personalised and exceptional.
We have three charity objectives:
1.To promote the interest and welfare of students at Leeds Trinity University by representing, supporting and advising students
2.To be the recognised representative between students and Leeds Trinity University and other external bodies
3.To provide social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate to allow for personal development of students.
In March each year students are elected to over 200 roles across the Union. This includes Course Reps, Sports Club and Society Committee members, Student Council members and two students who take on a paid, full time role as either President or Vice President. Alongside this, as a charity in its own right, LTSU appoints trustees.
The Student Council provide the democratic, political leadership of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are legally responsible for the organisation.
Both the Sabbatical Officers and Trustees are supported by the General Manager of the Union who ensures the organisation is legally compliant, ensures the strategic plan of the Union is enacted and manages the staff team and finances. There are currently five further core full and part time staff roles that work with the Sabbatical Officers and the General Manager. Between them, they give independent, impartial advice, support a range of events from Freshers’ Week to Grad Ball, Give it a Go activities, Sports Clubs and Societies, Course Representatives, student voice and a on-campus convenience and clothing shop. A team of current Leeds Trinity students are also employed to support with student engagement and digital communications.
External trustees on the Board have a background in Mental Health, students studying to become teachers, Higher Education policy and significant experience of campaigning and good practice within Students' Unions. They are joined by three student trustees and the two sabbatical officers. The Board of Trustees annually reviews their performance against the Charity Commission Third Version of the Governance Code.