This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Ross Renton's notable areas of work included the establishment of Scotland’s first online student book exchange and a member of the lobby team that brought the previous Labour Government to within 5 votes of defeat over the Higher Education bill in 2004.
Renton was elected National Treasurer of the NUS  in 2003 and led the reforms of the financially troubled National Union of Students. This resulted in the introduction of a new system of affiliation and a restructuring of the organisation. Edinburgh University Students' Association rejoined NUS after decades of separation due in part to the new affiliation system.
He was the Dean Of Students at the University Of Hertfordshire. He was also the Chair of the Board of Governors at Watford University Technical College. He also served as a Director for Hatfield Community Free School.