Being a Course Rep is the perfect way to get involved with the Union whilst having a positive effect on your course, your school and the University. As a Course Rep you will feedback the views and opinions of your course mates to key members of staff from your course or programme who will be able to initiate change.
However, becoming a student representative does not have to stop with just being a Course Rep. If you are keen and want to get further involved then there are many roles that you can take up as a Course Rep. You could become the student Chair or Secretary for your staff student committee, setting the agenda and leading the discussion on the key issues affecting your course or programme. You could also become a School Rep, representing the views of students in your school and leading change at faculty learning, teaching and student experience committees.
If as a Course Rep, Chair/Secretary or School Rep you have the passion to get further involved in the Students Union then why not consider becoming a Students' Union Officer? Students' Union Officers are elected by you, the students to run the Union. The six Sabbatical Officers are full time and paid by the Union to run it on behalf of the students of Newcastle University. Part-Time Officers are elected to sit on executive commitees and represent your opinions. They do this on a part-time basis and combine it with their studies.
To find out more about the different positions, click on the title of the role(s) you are interested in below.