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Trustees can be removed from their positions under the following circumstances:

  • If they are prohibited from being a trustee by any provision of the Companies Act 2006.
  • If they are prohibited from being a company director by law.
  • If they are prohibited from being a charity trustee by law.
  • If they are no longer an employee of the Students’ Union (in the case of Sabbatical Trustees).
  • If they are no longer a student (in the case of Student Trustees).
  • If they are no longer an employee of UCL (in the case of External Trustees (College)).
  • If they give notice of resignation to the Students’ Union (but only if at least four Trustees will remain in office when the notice of resignation is to take effect).
  • If the Trustees reasonably believe that they are suffering from poor health in a way that makes them incapable of acting as a Trustee and resolve that they should be removed from office.
  • If they fail to attend three consecutive meetings of the Trustees without giving sufficient reasons why and the Trustees resolve that they should be removed from office.
  • If a motion of no confidence in the Trustee is passed by a 75% majority vote of the Members voting in a Referendum, provided that at least 5% of all Members cast a vote in the Referendum. Such a motion shall only be triggered by a Secure Petition of no confidence signed by at least 2% of all Members.
  • If a resolution is passed by 75% of the Trustees, where the Trustees agree that they have failed to act in the best interests of the Students’ Union (only in the case of an External Trustee (Alumni, College or Professional)).