Board of Trustees


“Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring it is solventwell-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.” – Charity Commission


In short, the Board of Trustees accept ultimate liability for the affairs and the operations of Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union and, as such, must ensure that their level of influence and control is appropriate and sufficient to ensure that this duty is discharged.   The Board is made up of 4 different types of Trustee:

  • Sabbatical Trustee – the 2 full-time elected officers.
  • Student Trustee – up to 4 elected or selected part-time student trustees.
  • Community Trustee – up to 9 trustees who have been selected by the Union to sit on the Board due to their skills, experience and knowledge.
  • University Trustee – a trustee recommended to the Union by the University to sit on the Board.


Ed Earl - Union President - Sabbatical Trustee and Chair


Ed is our Union President 23-24, having just graduated from BA Fashion Branding.

Hannah Malone -Union Vice-President - Sabbatical trustee 

Hannah is our Union Vice President 23/24, having just graduated from BA Dance.

Anais Hillier - Student Trustee (selected)

Anais is a current AUB Student studying BA Illustration

Zuza Parczewska -Student Trustee (selected)


Zuza is a current AUB Student studying BA Animation Production

Emma Duncan - External Trustee

When I was at university (many years ago), I benefited first-hand from the fantastic service a Students’ Union has to offer. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support I received. After graduating from university, I worked in Student Representation for several years; however, now that I no longer work in the Students’ Union world, I want to give back somehow. I feel that supporting AUBSU as a Trustee would be the perfect way to do so.

I feel strongly about how my Students’ Union so greatly impacted my own student experience, and I want to work with AUBSU to ensure that every student at Arts University Bournemouth leaves university having had the most meaningful, impactful, and most importantly, fun experience possible.

Shaun Daly - External Trustee

Stuart Affleck - External Trustee 


Helen Manley - External Trustee 

Darren Taylor - External Trustee

I have had a varied career which includes time in Hospitality, Events Management, Recruitment and Human Resources. I have gained skills, knowledge, leadership experience, empathy and I hope a little wisdom along the way !!!!!. I have learned a lot from life, and by not being afraid to take a chance and make mistakes. I am still enthusiastic, curious and ambitious. I see being a Trustee for AUBSU as an opportunity to add real value to an incredible organisation, bring strategic and objective critical friendship, and give something back to my local community


David Stock - University Trustee


David is our selected University Trustee with experience in the student movement that spans a decade.