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 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

Joshua Connor

President

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.

Contact:

01382 386002

president@dusa.co.uk

Stuart Murphy

Academia

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.

Contact:

01382 386007

vpa@dusa.co.uk

Lauren MacGregor

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!

Contact:

01382 386040

vpsw@dusa.co.uk

Olaf Postola

Representation

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.

Responsible for:

School of Life Sciences

Contact:

01382 381084

vpr@dusa.co.uk

Hannah Adams

Communications and Campaigns

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

Contact:

01382 386003

vpcc@dusa.co.uk

Kellie Ioannou

Student Activities

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!

Contact:

01382 386004

vpsa@dusa.co.uk

Izuin Hanis

Engagement

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!

Contact:

01382 381118

vpe@dusa.co.uk

Scott Quinn

Fundraising

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

Contact:

01382 386005

vpf@dusa.co.uk

DUSA's Constitution 2016/17

The constitution of Dundee University Students’ Association

DUSA's Zero Tolerance Policy

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

DUSA's Bye Laws 2018/19

The rules and regulations which govern the organisation.

DUSA Gender Pay Gap Report, April 2017

Read more about our Gender Pay Gap.

Student Partnership Agreement 2018/19

DUSA and the University’s relationship

UoD/DUSA Representation Agreement 2018/19

DUSA and the University’s Representation commitment

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.