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.
Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is the best Student Union in Scotland (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018). 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.
Our Charitable Objectives
The prevention or relief of poverty
The advancement of education
The advancement of health
The advancement of citizenship or community development
The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
The advancement of public participation in sport
The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
The promotion of equality and diversity
The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages
Josh is your lead rep covering everything on campus. They sit on loads of University committees to make sure you are having the best experience possible.
Stuart is responsible for ensuring the student voice is heard in all Learning and Teaching matters, as well as striving to improve the academic experience.
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!
Olaf 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.
School of Life Sciences
Communications and Campaigns
Hannah manages and promotes all our campaigns, communications & student media.
Kellie 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!
Getting you involved in politics and supporting your campaigns. Izzy’s all about engagement. Come and meet her and you will take the first step to change the world!
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: Olaf Ziegler (Chair of the Board), Barry Simpson, Greham McMillan, Peta Dunkley, Tracy Wilkinson. A new trustee will be appointed shortly. 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.