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The University of Sunderland Students' Union is run by students for students and is a separate organisation from the University.

The Union is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprising 5 Officer Trustees (elected by you, the students every year) and 5 Lay Trustees (recruited for their expertise and experience). The Chief Executive and staff work alongside the Officer Trustees and other elected Officers to run the Union.

Union Council is your forum to influence the Union and make Students’ Union policy. As a member of the Students’ Union, we encourage you to attend and speak at the Union Council meetings about the things you are passionate about – making positive change for students.