About Us

The best students’ association in Scotland!

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is the legal representative and charitable organisation for matriculated students of the University of Dundee.

 

About DUSA

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is #1 in Scotland for student experience. As the legal and charitable organisation for matriculated students of the University of Dundee, we exist to promote and represent the interests of our members – the students of the University. The Association aims to provide the highest level of social, recreational, advice and support services to all members irrespective of age, gender, background or beliefs.

The Association aims to assist its members to enhance their experiences of being a university student and assist in gaining the

highest possible quality of education by providing opportunities to volunteer and make valuable use of their free time to help benefit themselves and others. The Association’s recreational facilities are designed to offer its members a wide variety of facilities in which to relax and socialise. As a student-led organisation the Association aims to respond to the needs of its membership promptly and effectively and to openly welcome and encourage their contribution to the workings of the Association.

Sean O’Connor

President

Sean is your lead rep about everything on campus. He sits on loads of University committees to make sure you are having the best experience possible.

Responsible for:

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

School of Medicine

Contact:

01382 386002

president@dusa.co.uk

Ellen Brooks

Academia

Ellen is responsible for ensuring the student voice is heard in all Learning and Teaching matters, as well as striving to improve the academic experience.

Responsible for:

School of Science and Engineering

School of Life Sciences

Contact:

01382 386007

VPA@dusa.co.uk

Caroline Goodliffe

Student Welfare

From supplying the students of Dundee with contraceptives and sexual health advice, to providing information and support about mental health. Welfare is only about one thing – YOU!

Responsible for:

School of Education and Social Work

Contact:

01382 386040

vpsw@dusa.co.uk

Alex Muir

Representation

Alex oversees all student representation on campus and also organises the elections in both September and March. He also facilitates the Disciplinary panel to ensure safety in The Union.

Responsible for:

School of Dentistry

School of Humanities

Contact:

01382 381084

vpr@dusa.co.uk

Ana Ranceva

Communications and Campaigns

Ana manages and promotes all our campaigns, communications & student media.

Responsible for:

School of Art and Design

School of Social Sciences

Contact:

01382 386003

vpcc@dusa.co.uk

Sofia Skevofylaka

Student Activities

Sophia is responsible for everything non-academia in your student life. Drop by if you want to find out more about a society, get involved, or start your own!

Contact:

01382 386004

vpsa@dusa.co.uk

Toni McKinney

Engagement

Getting you involved in politics and supporting your campaigns. Toni’s all about engagement. Come and meet her and you will take the first step to change the world!

Contact:

01382 381118

vpe@dusa.co.uk

Ezichi Ekpe

Fundraising

Every year DUSA fundraises for a local charity – we call this RAG! Ezichi is here to get you involved and help you support this charity.

Contact:

01382 386005

vpf@dusa.co.uk

Board of Trustees

Our Objects and Purposes

DUSA is managed, administrated and developed by the Board of Trustees, a group consisting of fourteen individuals – the eight annually elected student executive (commonly known as ‘the Exec’) and six external trustees: Murray Etherington, Sharon Dickie, Gillian Reid, Professor Dame Sue Black and our newest members Barry Simpson and Sarah Johnston. Also present in a non-voting capacity are the DUSA Senior Managers to advise the Board, and the chair of the Student Representative Council (SRC) to observe.

The board meets at least every two months to ensure DUSA is operating effectively and following its charitable objectives set out in the Constitution and Bye Laws. The duties and powers of the trustees are lengthy, but include such items as ensuring DUSA is ‘acting as a good employer’, ‘ensuring that Association finances operate efficiently and effectively’ and ‘carrying out the management and administration of the Association’.

The Association’s objects and purposes are to:-

  • Advance the arts, culture, education, science, heritage and sport by providing amenities and supporting activities for the members;
  • Prevent and relieve poverty and advance health by providing advice and welfare services for members and potential members and;
  • Promote and advance citizenship amongst the membership through democratic structures for student representation within the Association, the University, associated organisations and in society in general.

 

DUSA's Constitution 2016/17

The constitution of Dundee University Students’ Association

DUSA's Bye Laws 2016/17

The rules and regulations which govern the organisation.

Student Partnership Agreement 2016/17

DUSA and the University’s relationship

DUSA's Zero Tolerance Policy

DUSA’s stance against harassment, discrimination & threatening behaviour.

Rector – Mark Beaumont

Throughout my career, I have always been driven to commit to potential, of challenging my teams.  You can see that I have never broken a World Record by a small margin!  This ‘blueprint’ for how to plan major projects works for major expeditions, but it can also work in any walk of life, including education.  My role as Rector is to represent the student voice, and I hope my experiences over the past decade since I was a student will allow me to help guide ambitions.  And hopefully I am still young enough to closely relate to undergraduates!  It was the students who welcomed me back as Rector, and through continuous communication and collaboration, it is the students who I intend to help develop this thriving and ambitious University.

Dundee is undergoing a transformation, and certainly quite a lot has changed. There is an emergent vibrancy, and an impressive pace of change being adopted by both the city and the University, which I believe provides an ideal opportunity for them to advance together. With the waterfront development beginning to take shape and the V&A Museum of Design emerging at its heart, these next few years mark an important milestone in Dundee’s legacy, and will provide an even more exciting experience for Dundee students.

DUSA News

The latest from your Student Executive and SRC.

What is Academic Misconduct?

What is Academic Misconduct? The question most students aren’t asking until they accidentally commit an offence. "You need to come in to discuss a suspected case of academic misconduct in your recent assignment" are the words no students wants to read. All...

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12 Things to Recap from Freshers Week

Hello! Sofia here, your VPSA! This time I am taking over the blog to recap all the amazing things that happened during your Freshers' Week! Hey! It's already the beginning of October, and you've managed to survive! University is not so scary after all!...

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President Update: VPSW Hijack

Surprise, it’s Caroline not Sean! It's been a while since you've heard from the President but I promise that doesn't mean we Exec have been sitting on our backsides doing nothing. This week I have hijacked Sean's blog to let you know a little about our...

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