NUS Purchasing (Trading Support) Direction and Oversight Board

The Direction and Oversight Boards are there to support the decision making of the NUS Services Board in matters of NUS extra, Purchasing,  and Union Cloud within the Students’ Unions.

Nominations for the Boards and Groups are now open! You can submit your nomination here.

To guide the meetings of the cooperative enterprise units in encouraging a wide representation, the generation of new ideas, and to consider new initiatives that come from the Cooperative Enterprise Units.

This committee is made up of:

  • 2 student officers, elected by the CEU
  • 3 student union staff, appointed by the Board
  • 2 directors, appointed by the Board
  • 2 external members, recommended by the CEU
  • The Company Chair ex officio

You can see who they are for the current year here and you can find out how to get involved on the Get Involved pages.

What happens at meetings?

This committee is required to make decisions and recommendations where appropriate and to make recommendations to the Services Board when necessary.

The committee receives information on and scrutinises the product strategy and commercial decision making.

It will consider feedback raised via the Cooperative Enterprise Units and ensure the platform delivers.

The committee receives information and scrutinises areas within purchasing such as tendering, distribution, statistics and programmes.

Meeting dates for 2016/17

Monday 8th August 2016 - Induction day

Wednesday 7th September 2016 - Meeting 1

Wednesday 30th November 2016 - Meeting 2

Wednesday 15th February 2017 - Meeting 3

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - Meeting 4