The Students' Union, like any charity, has a Board of Trustees that provide legal and financial oversight for the union, providing long-term stability. The Board meets five times a year and produces regular reports for Student Council and for our Annual General Meeting.
The Board is made up of the two elected full-time officers of the Students' Union, a further two student members (appointed by the rest of the Board) and four external members (appointed by the rest of the Board.) You find out about who your trustees are below, as well as the minutes of previous meetings of the Board of Trustees.
The minutes from the Board of Trustees October 2019 meeting can be found here.
The minutes from the Board of Trustees February 2020 meeting can be found here.
Dan GOULBORN - PRESIDENT, EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT
My name is Dan and I have just finished my degree in History. I come from Norfolk originally (controversial, I know!) but I came to UOS because it was the best course for me.
One thing that I really want to achieve this year is standardizing academic feedback. This is important to me because a good quality of feedback for students is essential to improving grades, but if there is a framework for providing feedback, it makes it easier for lecturers to deliver it.
A fun fact about me: I was VP of the Students’ Union at my 6th Form college before uni!
Mauro CARDOSo - VIce-president activiteis and welfare
I’m Mauro Cardoso and I was elected to be your Vice-President for next academic year. Many people believe I am English however,
I am from Cascais, Portugal and my family originated from Cape Verde.
I studied Performance Analysis in football and have a vast background in sports. Due to this, I am passionate about improving the activities aspect of my role. In the past, I’ve had multiple jobs that I have despised, such as factories, warehouses & call centres. I believe all experience is good experience and that has allowed me to become determined in my goals. Which is why, this year I want to make the biggest impact and give students the best experience possible.
Alex Gooch - Student Trustee
Hi, I'm Alex and I am a Student Trustee on the board of the SU, studying Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies. At the University, I have enjoyed taking on additional responsibilities such as course representative and chairing student Council. Outside of my studies, I enjoy bouldering indoors and out and am a car fanatic whether it be old, new developments or formula 1.
Lou Chiu - External trustee
Lou is a developmental coach, trainer, and consultant whose focus is cultural wellness for businesses and not for profits in East Anglia. Prior to this, Lou worked in marketing, communications, recruitment and student support roles in universities, colleges, and students’ unions across East Anglia over the past 14 years. She brings with her knowledge and experiences of governance, SU membership services, students’ experience, and stakeholder management. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA (Hons) Philosophy and Sociology and is currently completing her MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practices at Oxford Brookes University.
Andrew Crowe - external trustee
Andrew joined the Board of Trustees following a skills audit in September 2019. He is currently a Development Officer (Insight & Evaluation) at Active Suffolk, part of Suffolk Sport and works to ensure effective projects to increase activity levels across the county and nationally. Andrew has a first class degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Brunel University and, as part of his course spent a year at San Francisco state University studying Kinesiology.