The UoG SU Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at UoG SU currently has 13 members. These include three Officer Trustees, five External Trustees and four Student Trustees. Trustees are essential to the effectiveness of the Students’ Union and have the ultimate legal responsibility for keeping the organisation focussed on its purpose and directing the strategy. They also have financial oversight, are responsible for resources and are expected to ensure that the organisation stays within the law.

We are currently seeking a new Board member, you can find details on these positions below:

Student Trustee

We are recruiting one student trustees to begin serving on the board from April 2024. You can be in any year of study to apply.

We are looking for individuals with good decision-making skills, who can work well in a team and are open to learning, whilst respecting that certain discussions of the Board need to remain confidential.

The individual appointed as trustee will need to be sympathetic to the aims of the organisation and more generally share a commitment to the broader values of the student movement: student representation, student rights and the student experience – and the importance of students having a platform to organise together to help make these values a reality.

Commitment Required:

  • There are 5 scheduled meetings each year, usually held early evening and lasting 2 to 2.5 hours

  • All trustees will Chair or sit on our board sub-committees - these take place 4 times a year


  • The role is as an unpaid volunteer but all reasonable out of pocket expenses such as travel to board and committee meetings will be reimbursed

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to gain lots of skills and experience that will develop you; you will gain experience of all aspects of the Students’ Union as a functioning charity/business and you will be able to input into the overall strategic directions of the SU.

  • You will be a valued voice around the table and we will provide the support you need to be an effective trustee including an annual appraisal, induction and opportunities to attend external training.

Key Dates:

To find out more information regarding key dates, please email 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a copy of your current C.V., along with a supporting statement of no more than 500 words, and why you would like to join us as a trustee.

By email to:

Paige Archer, Activities and Opportunties Officer and Vice Chair of the Board

Please use the subject line – "UoGSU StudentTrustee Application [Your Name]"

Ahead of applying, please read the Role Description and further information here.


UoG SU Personal Profiles

Jeremy Davies - Chair of Board and External Trustee

30 years’ experience as a Director, Non- Executive and Trustee across a range of organisations including operating between Academia and Industry, focussing on the critical aspect of “practical application” of science and technology in a commercial environment; always recognising the importance, support and delivery of the development of all talent.  

Paige Archer - Vice Chair of Board and Activities and Opportunities Officer

Paige represents over 9000 students at the university through the Student's Union, on all matters relating to Societies, Sports Clubs and SU Events.  She is working to strengthen the relationships between sports clubs and societies, looking into the financial impact of being a part of a sport/society on students and striving to increase the awareness of all the SU has to offer to the wider university.

Ibby Williams -  Education and Community Officer

Ibby is currently on sabbatical as the SU Education and Community Officer, representing student voice on education and research matters.

Bobola Ajibola - Welfare and Diversity Officer

Bobola is studying Data science in University of Gloucestershire. Beyond his academic pursuits, he’s also serving as the Welfare and Diversity Officer for the Students' Union, where he passionately represents over 9000 students at our university. Bobola has immersed himself in fostering connections among students, prioritizing their well-being, nurturing a strong sense of belonging, and championing a diverse and inclusive community to ensure that every student feels valued and supported throughout their academic journey.

Nikki Greenway - External Trustee

Nikki has served on the Board since 2018 and by day is an IT Leader in the public/charity sectors.  As a student in the late 80s and early 90s, she served on the Keele SU executive as well as on the NUS National Lesbian and Gay and Executive Committees.

Connie Price - External Trustee

Connie’s career has taken her across the world to work with students, artists, professionals, and community leaders. Her experience included working in Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK on a programme for young people in 44 countries. She has escaped riots and found friends in unlikely places. Connie originally trained as an archaeologist, then as a librarian and finally a leader and programme manager. Proof that education is a journey and not just a destination!

Laura Batty - External Trustee

Laura is a strategic communications specialist with experience across the HE sector, first as an elected Officer at the LSE Students’ Union, at the National Union of Students as their Press Officer, and later, at the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association and as a member of the Strategic Leadership Team at Universities UK. 

Angela McNaught - External Trustee

Angela is a certified accountant (FCCA) with more than 30 years’ experience working in a variety of financial roles. She holds a BSc in Geography and Geology awarded by the University of Gloucestershire (College of St Paul & St Mary 1986). She has held a number of charity Audit Committee Chair & Trustee appointments.

Jessica Bleazard - Student Trustee

Jessica is a mature student in her second year of Policing at the University of Gloucestershire. With an enthusiastic attitude and strong determination, she hopes to develop and hone in on her skills that she can bring across from her Policing degree.

In Attendance

Josh Clare - Staff

Emma Boobyer - Staff

Karen Hill - Staff

Board Sub Committees

People and Resources Committee

The purpose of the People and Resources Committee is to assist and support the accountable Officer (the Chief Executive) and the Board of Trustees.  It is responsible for advising on effective planning and management relating to people (HR) and financial resources.  The Committee works closely with both the Board of Trustees and the Audit and Risk Committee.  The Board of Trustees delegates to the People and Resources Committee the responsibility for ensuring that there is a framework for internal controls and accountability relating to people and financial resources; and for ensuring that the organisation is complying with all aspects of the law, relevant regulations and good practice. 


Committee Members

Consoluta Price – Chair and External Trustee

Paige Archer – Vice Chair and Officer Trustee

Laura Batty – External Trustee

Gary Foxley – Student Trustee

Jess Bleazard – Student Trustee

Ibby Williams – Officer Trustee


In Attendance

Emma Boobyer – Staff

Becky Fieldhouse - Staff

Lou Fensome - Staff

Karen Hill – Staff

Audit and Risk Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist and support the Accountable Officer (the Chief Executive) and the Board of Trustees.  It is responsible for reviewing and monitoring the governance, risk management and financial management environments and ensuring the probity of the Students’ Union.  The Board of Trustees delegates to the Audit and Risk Committee the responsibility for ensuring that there is a framework for internal controls and accountability; and for ensuring that the organisation is complying with all aspects of the law, relevant regulations and good practice. The Audit and Risk Committee is an advisory body with no executive powers and any actions it recommends are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. 

Committee Members

Angela McNaught – Chair and External Trustee

Paige Archer - Vice Chair and Officer Trustee

Nikki Greenway - External Trustee

Bobola Ajibola - Officer Trustee

Gary Foxley - Student Trustee


In Attendance

Josh Clare - Staff

Emma Boobyer – Staff

Karen Hill – Staff

In addition to the Board Sub-Committees, a fortnightly Management Committee is held as detailed below:

Management Committee

The Management Committee of University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union consists of the Officers as voting members and the Chief Executive Officer as a non-voting member.  In attendance are the SU Senior Managers and the Governance and Administration Co-Ordinator.  The role of the Management Committee includes hearing proposals for new staffing, outside of the agreed budget, which is then reported to the Trustee Board.  The Committee also receives and provides scrutiny on financial updates and operating plan updates, including in relation to KPIs.  In addition, the Committee defines priority campaigns and the support needed from staff teams as well as providing oversight for largescale events.  It ensures that UoGSU is adequately meeting its commitments to environmental sustainability and updates all its members on external relationships with University partners.  The Committee also receives updates on significant price changes in Commercial areas and reviews Student Executive Committee Decisions and the implications of these on the wider organisation.


Committee Members

Paige Archer - Activities and Opportunities Officer

Ibby Williams - Education and Community Officer

Bobola Ajibola - Welfare and Diversity Officer

Josh Clare - Chief Executive Officer

In Attendance

Emma Boobyer – Staff

Becky Fieldhouse - Staff

Lou Fensome - Staff 

Karen Hill – Staff