The Trustee Board of The Students’ Union is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the management and administration of Students’ Union business and ensures that financial, strategic and operational activity is in accordance with the charitable legislation. The Trustee Board is accountable for The Students’ Union QMU acts in the interest of the Union. It is made up of sabbatical and part-time officers, students and external trustees.
Below are the current SU trustees:
JUDIT AGUSTI ARANDA
A 4th year student of International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Queen Margaret University. Judit has always been involved in the student bodies in her school and high school back in Spain, she has been class representative for 6 years and part of the Green Body for 5 years.
At University she is still part of the Mentoring programme, Captain of the Women’s Basketball team for two years and Hip Hop Captain for the Dance Society.
Her interests include: dancing, football, basketball, music, travelling and reading.
A graduate of Queen Margaret College, where he studied Hospitality Enterprise with Tourism, Keith is a Director of Woosh Entertainments. The business provides commentating, announcing, music and event management at a huge variety of Sports Events, Music Concerts, Awards Ceremonies and Corporate Events.
Keith is a highly experienced Show-caller and event DJ, regularly working at The National Stadium Hampden Park, BT Murrayfield and many award shows. Keith is also the regular man on the microphone for Rat Race Adventure Sports events around the UK, The Edinburgh Marathon and has worked as a Presenter at The Homeless World Cup in Glasgow in 2016 and at the Irn-Bru Store at The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Madi is a 4th year a Theatre and Film student here at QMU and also the Communities Officer at the Students' Union. Being part of Union has been a fantastic experience for Madi, supporting fellow Officers with a variety of events for students throughout the year. She was also fortunate enough to take part in raising money to help end homelessness at the Sleep in The Park event in 2017, through her role as Communities Officer.
For Madi, one of the most important parts of her role as Communities Officer and as a Trustee is to ensure that students at Queen Margaret University are fairly represented and are aware of the support that the union can provide.
A career Civil Servant he has worked in various Departments including Home Office, Foreign Office and latterly the Scottish Office. A lifelong labour and trade unionist was a full-time official in the now Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and is currently a member of Unite Trade Union.
He became a local Musselburgh Councillor in 1992 and Leader of East Lothian Council from 1995-2007 during the period being President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authories (COSLA). He was a member of the QMU Governing Body and played a central role in the relocation of QMU to its current campus site.
In the past he has been a non-executive Director of several Public bodies including Musselburgh Racecourse, Brunton Theatre Trust and Scottish Ambulance Service.
Interests include politics, current affairs and sport (horseracing, NFL and football) and Music (blues, folk and country).
A management consultant specialising in the development of education programmes and qualifications, nobody was more surprised than Marc that he ended up being a lecturer and Programme Leader at Queen Margaret!
Back in the depths of time Marc has enjoyed (and endured) a wide range of government committees ranging from the creation of the SCQF to managing the European Objective 3 fund. A gin and Guinness drinker by design (seldom together), Marc continues to advise the Scottish government, educators and the licensing trade on the safe sale and service of alcohol.
Marc is a former Director of the Scottish Tourism Forum, board member of Springboard Scotland and is the current Chair of Ars Longa, an arts charity.
Currently Studying at QMU, Callum is currently finishing third year of his Bachelor Honours Degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Whilst working at the Union for two years as well as being a former Students' Union officer, Callum currently works part-time as a barista. Inside the union, Callum is currently a QM Sapphire and has been a part of the university cheer team for two years. Outwith the university, Callum also worked as a summer counselor in New York for the summer teaching outdoor cooking, dance and arts and crafts and is hoping to return for summer 2018.
After graduating from QMU in 2017 with a degree in Events Management, Stewart is currently completing his first term as President of QMUSU. During his time at university, Stewart first got involved with the Students’ Union as a member of the basketball team, and also the team committee. Later, he was elected as Events Officer and helped produce a number of student events.
Outwith his role as SU President, Stewart also works part-time as a youth worker in Tranent, East Lothian, and runs a weekly music project for young people in the local area. His interests include music, playing guitar, basketball and travel.
Piotr is in his first year of Business Management, here at Queen Margaret University. Earlier in 2017, he graduated from Cyprian Kamil Norwid’s 24th General Secondary School in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied Mathematics, Law, Economics, Social Studies and French.
Piotr has 10 years of ongoing experience in working with students' unions, including 3 years of being a president and 2 years of being an acting president, Piotr has also a broad experience in a role of Class Representative, as he's been holding this position for last 9 years uninterruptedly. He also held a position of a secretary of a youth urban district council.
At the beginning of his studying in secondary school, he became a paralegal and accountant assistant in his family’s construction company. Privately, he graduated from a school of music and plays saxophones and piano. Moreover, he’s been a rider since he was 3 years old.
Please click here to see the accounts for 2016-17.