As a Union we have made significant steps forward over the past few years and this is a hugely exciting time for us as we continue on our journey of development and progression. We are currently undergoing the development of a new strategic plan, consulting with our members to identify what they want and need from their Union to help shape our goals.
Just over 7 years ago our Union underwent a fundamental restructure in which we went, almost literally, back to a blank piece of paper. We took new and pioneering ideas both of our own and from across the sector to create a Union which is responsive to the needs of our students today. We have, as a result, seen an explosion in engagement in our forums, elections, clubs, societies and sports teams and a new vitality arise at Hope.
Last year we were recognised by the National Union of Students receiving a Good rating in our Quality Students Union report and in 2018 the NSS ranked Liverpool Hope Students’ Union as the 2nd best Students’ Union in the North West, with 65% of students saying they felt the Students’ Union effectively representing students’ academic interests.
But what does this mean to you? As a prospective applicant for an external trustee position,
you are considering an opportunity to help mould and develop a Union as it takes its first steps in a new strategic vision. You are also accepting the challenge of helping us exceed legal compliance and governance.
Our Trustee Board is the governing body of the Union whose decisions are reported to the Annual General Meeting and so we need Trustees who have the skills, experience and passion to enable our vision to be realised. I hope that if you are interested in students’ rights and protecting student democracy you will apply to join our Board of Trustees.