The Union is based within University House on the Peel Park Campus and represents the interests of the 19,250 full and part time members. It is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). The Union's affiliation to NUS was re-confirmed by a cross campus referendum in March 2009 which resulted in 98% of voters voting "Yes" when asked if the Union should continue to affiliate to the NUS.
The sabbatical members of the 2010/11 Trustee Board are
Ricky Chotai - President
Jim Dale - Vice President (Science, Engineering, Environment)
Caroline Dangerfield - Vice President (Health & Social Care)
Christabel Brown - Vice President (Arts, Media & Social Science)
Maros Kravec - Vice President (Business, Law & Built Environment)
The next group of trustees are full time students and have no portfolio or mandate
Sylvia Joseph - Student Trustee
James Walsh - Student Trustee
Tom Doyle - Student Trustee
Sophie Atkinson - Student Trustee
The final group of trustees are appointed externally by the trustee board to serve 4 year terms.
Ruth Everard - Regional Operations Director, Aldi Supermarkets, & former President of the Students' Union
Alan Gibson - Former Chair of University of Salford Council
Samantha Foster - Head of Strategy & Performance in Salford Community Leisure Ltd