Nominations invited for student representation on the EAUC Board

23rd September 2014

Nominations are now closed

We are excited to be seeking a student representative to be a Guest on the EAUC Board of Trustees. This will ensure our continued success and to maintain representation from everyone that currently uses EAUC Membership – both staff and students.

Please forward this on to any interested student groups within your institution or specific students that you feel would be interested in this position.

Students driving sustainability success

In 2013, we opened Membership to include students and student unions, as well as staff within institutions. The Board of Trustees now wish to explore the potential of student representation at a governance level. This will ensure the future direction of the organisation will encompass all users of Membership.

We need top a calibre student representative who reflects the diversity of our sector and will provide the expertise and experience our high profile, ambitious charity requires. The Board of Trustees contributes to the development of strategy and oversees its delivery by the CEO and our staff. All applicants will have a passion for and commitment to our Mission.

The Board of Trustees are particularly looking for nominations that have the following:
  • Experience of being on a committee
  • Good understanding of the student experience
  • Articulate and able to represent their viewpoint
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Ability to attend meetings and travel where necessary
  • Ideally be from further education or a college
  • Not have a formal elected role within NUS
  • You are predominantly a student and you are not employed within an institution on a permanent basis (excluding part time or term time employment)
  • Must be enrolled as a student at an EAUC Member institution - click here to check you qualify.
  • You are representing student interests and not representing a specific student organisation

The Board of Trustees will review all nominations received and the successful nominee will be invited as a Guest on the Board of Trustees.

The appointment as Guest to the Board will initially be until July 2015. The Board will then review the approach and if successful may choose to either continue as a Guest or Co-opt as a Trustee on the Board. Any Co-opted Trustees will then be presented at the 2016 AGM to be formally voted onto the Board of Trustees by the wider Membership.

What benefits are there of being a Guest on the Board of Trustees?

You will obtain excellent experience of sitting on a high level governance Board. You will gain an insight into the challenges and risks of running a UK charity and company. You will receive support and guidance from the Board of Trustees and the EAUC staff base. You will gain a wider knowledge of sustainability and how it affects universities and colleges. You will gain transferable skills including negotiating and presenting.

Click below for further information and to download the nomination form.

Deadline for submission is 5pm on 17 October 2014. Please send your completed form to

We look forward to hearing from you.
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