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:
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.
Current 4th year Nutrition and Food Science student at Queen Margaret University, Rebecca has been a class representative for all 4 years since being at university and she is current president of QM Sapphires cheerleading; this will be her 4th year on the team. She sits on the committee for the Scottish University Cheerleading Championships with members from other universities and before she came to university, she was a Great Britain International Vaulter for 5 years.
Her interests include, cheerleading, travelling, reading and keeping fit and healthy.
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 second 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.
After completing a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from QMU in 2018, Rebecca is currently working as the Vice-President of QMUSU. Throughout her time at university, Rebecca worked alongside the Students Union as a committee member on various sports and societies, including Cheerleading, Gymnastics and SLTSoc. Rebecca has engaged in many different sports and activities throughout her life including sailing and paddle boarding which she taught as a counsellor through CampAmerica in 2013.
This year, Rebecca’s main focus is to improve the student experience for current and future QMU students with disabilities. Her interests include sailing, cheerleading, travelling and music.
A fourth year Public Relations and Marketing student serving his second term as QMUSU Sports Officer. Andy has spent a number of years involved with the Students’ Union, as a member of Men’s Rugby, member of the Officers’ Committee, and has taken the lead on QMU’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind submission, alongside a communications internship with Scottish Student Sport.
His main focus is on the maximisation of the student experience, through sport and society provision, mental health awareness, and sport and society cohesion.
Please click here to see the accounts for 2016-17.