AUSA is a democratic student-led organisation with over 16,500 members and has developed a democratic structure designed to ensure that the views of our members are heard and represented effectively.
Each year, members elect 7 Sabbatical Officers and 7 part time officers who form the Executive Committee to lead the Students’ Association and represent their interests to the University and beyond.
The elected student leadership works closely with AUSA’s staff and the university to ensure the continued development of our services and activities and to deliver our vision and strategic objectives. The 7 Sabbatical Officers who are voted onto the board in yearly elections sit on the Trustee Board alongside 3 voluntary External Trustees.
As a registered charity the Trustee Board has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, financial stability and legal observance of the organisation with the Chief Executive reporting into it. The responsibility for the management and administration of AUSA is delegated to the Chief Executive and the staff team. The board meets around 6 times per year.