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 are currently 3 vacancies for Student Trustees 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.



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.





Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson is a Lay Trustee and currently Vice Chair of the Board.  He is a former University Secretary of the then Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Beckett) University and also served for eight years as Independent Assessor to the Student Loans company.  Mike is also a Lay Trustee at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union where he chairs the Board 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’s degree in European Governance and Politics and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from the University of Sheffield.  He is also in his second year of a Master’s in Business Administration programme at De Montfort University.


Jo Azam

Jo has been a lay trustee at Bradford College Students' Union for just over two 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 8 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!