Our Trustees


Bradford College Students’ Union is an independent charity, separate from the college and registered with the national regulator, the Charity Commission. As a charity, we are overseen by a Board of Trustees who have responsibility for the operations and management of the organisation. At BCSU, our Board of Trustees is made up of external volunteers, students and elected officers. Our trustees have overall legal responsibility for the organisation and are there to ensure that we operate within certain guidelines and that we fulfil certain obligations, such as producing annual accounts and reports.

There is currently 1 vacancies for a Student Trustee and a forthcoming vacancy for a lay-trustee. Please contact John Gilfillan, General Manager, for more information on these roles and an application pack if you feel you could contribute to the work of the Board.

Student Trustees

Waseem SiddiqueWaseem Siddique


Wass is the elected President of the Students' Union for the academic year 2017-18. Wass is an ambassador for the White Ribbon Campaign and as such is an active advocate for the objectives of men playing their role in ending domestic violence. Wass has studied at the college for three years and has a strong interest in the hospitality industry as well as events planning.


Nazia KoserNazia Koser


Nazia is a mature student currently in her first year of a BA (Hons) in Education Studies. She is also a lead rep for the School of Education, Sport and Professional Studies, and is committed to becoming a teacher (perhaps after undertaking a PGCE after her undergraduate degree). Nazia is currently serving as a parent governor of a local school, chairing the finance committee.

Yasmin AliYasmin Ali


Yasmin is a returner to education who has volunteered with her local childcare playgroup ahead of undertaking her current course (level 1 childcare) and has been an active fundraiser for BBC’s ‘Children in Need’. She is a lead rep for the Department of Health and Social Care and an active student rep who has already achieved significant changes in timetabling for her course cohort with concerns about student safety.



If you are intersted in serving as a student trustee of the Students' Union, please contact us for a chat, a cuppa (perhaps a biscuit) and we can explore the commitment expected of a charity trustee as well as all the support you can expect and the experience you can gain. Student Trustees serve for 2 years or until their studies at College finish, whichever is earlier.





Mike Wilkinson


Mike Wilkinson is a Lay Trustee and currently Vice Chair of the Board.  He is a former University Secretary of Leeds Beckett University and also served for eight years as Independent Assessor to the Student Loans company.  Mike is also a Lay Trustee at York St. John Students’ Union and is also Chair of the Board of Unipol Student Homes, a charitable student housing company operating in Bradford, Leeds and Nottingham.  He is a member of the NUS Oversight & Direction Board – Students’ Union Quality.


Alex Erdlenbruch


Alex Erdlenbruch works as Executive Officer in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at De Montfort University, carrying out a number of roles in support of the Vice-Chancellor’s portfolio.

Alex is an accredited Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner and has extensive experience of the higher education sector.  He was elected International Students’ Officer at Sheffield Students’ Union and represented international students nationally through the National Union of Students.

Alex holds a Master of Business Administration degree from De Montfort University, and a Master’s degree in European Governance and Politics from the University of Sheffield.


Jo Azam


Jo has been a lay trustee at Bradford College Students' Union for just over three years. Jo currently works full time at Leeds Beckett Students' Union as Head of Commercial Services, and is also the Deputy Chief Executive.

With over 9 years of experience working at a students' union, Jo brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a trustee. Outside of work Jo enjoys travelling, cooking, swimming and being a mum!


Andy CookAndy Cook

Andy is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. Andy has some experience in a manufacturing environment with apprentices, and has experience in the Benefits agency and JobCentrePlus at times of massive change and financial challenges. Andy is currently undertaking a PhD, and has recent teaching experience at Calderdale College.