We assist in the running of campaigns which allow students to make a difference within the university.
The Students Assocation Trustee board consists of 2 sabbatical officers (the President and Vice President of Abertay SA), 4 student trustees and 2 external trustees. We are proud to maintain a 50/50 gender balance in relation to our student trustees and external trustees.
The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) for the running of the Students Association. Items covered inlude:
◦ Financial Scrutiny,
◦ Strategic Planning,
◦ Risk Assessment and Monitoring,
◦ Legal Compliance.
The Board of Trustees have 4 meetings per year plus the Annual General Meeting and other social and networking events. Full training for Trustees is provided is compulsory for all trustees serving on the Board.
Charity trustees have a number of legal duties. These include:
◦ Acting in the interests of the Students Association.
◦ Ensuring that the Students Association acts in a way that is consistent with the Constitution and its Charitable Objects.
◦ Acting with reasonable care and diligence.
◦ Ensuring that the Students Association complies with appropriate legislation.
OSCR has more information on the Duties of a Trustee.
For more inormation on the specifics of being a student trustee for the Students Association see the Student Trustee Pack.
If you're intested in becomming one of our student trustees see the Student Trustee Application Form.
Abertay SA is required by law to have a Constitution. It brings together the requirements of both Education and Charity law. The Constitution is reviewed every 5 years; this was last completed in December 2014.
The Constitution outlines the objects, pupose and framework which underpins the day-to-day functions of Abertay SA. The Constitution is supported by the Schedules, which provide more operational scope to the Constitution, with different Schedules focussing on different aspects of the SA. To find out more you can have a read of our constitution and its complimentary schedules.
To ensure your student experience at Abertay is the best it can possibly be a Strategic Plan is developed every four years by the Executive Committee to help focus our work. The Strategic Plan is divided into 7 "Strategic Themes" which are:
◦ Employment and Employability
◦ Financial Sustainability
◦ Effective Communication with the students and university
The new Strategic Plan is still being composed, but you can view the most recent one here.
Each year the new Executive creates an agreed Plan of Work which they develop together based on the 7 strategic themes. This sets out the main body of work and Campaigns and we encourage Abertay Students to keep track of what's coming up over the next year and get involved! The new Executive Committee will present its plan of work to the SRC in October of each year.