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.

Indre Urbanaviciute

President

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

01382 386002

president@dusa.co.uk

Kevin Burns

Deputy President

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

01382 386007

deputypresident@dusa.co.uk

Andrew Stewart

Communications and Campaigns

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

01382 386003

vpcc@dusa.co.uk

Miriam Balfour

Student Activities

Miriam 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!

01382 386004

vpsa@dusa.co.uk

Liam Graham

Representation

Liam 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.

01382 381084

vpr@dusa.co.uk

Thara Packiahrajah

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!

01382 386040

vpsw@dusa.co.uk

Vlad Ghita

Engagement

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

01382 381118

vpe@dusa.co.uk

Ana Ranceva

Fundraising

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

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, David Glass, Bernadette Malone, Sharon Dickie, Gillian Reid and the newest member, Professor Dame Sue Black. 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 November 2015

The constitution of Dundee University Students’ Association

DUSA's Bye Laws May 2016

The rules and regulations which govern the organisation.

Student Partnership Agreement

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.

Healthy Study – Meet the guide-dog puppies!

We know this time of year can be very stressful, which is why it's very important to take breaks and keep your health in mind. We’re hosting events and online content from 21st November to 11th December for the healthy study campaign. Just to keep you in the loop...

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The University & DUSA Reaffirm Partnership

The University of Dundee and Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) have signed the 2016-17 Student Partnership Agreement (SPA), reaffirming their joint commitment to enhancing student engagement, employability and now digital representation. First developed...

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