Welcome to the School Rep webpages, your first step to applying for one of the most prestigious roles at the Students' Union.
The purpose of this role is to ensure that students in your School feel their voice is being heard, and feeding back to them changes or progress that has been made. Each School will have two representatives for 2012/13, one taught and one research student.
As a School Rep, you will play a crucial role in helping Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) in our commitment to support and represent students in their academic lives.
You will guide the work of the NUSU Education Officer, playing a pivotal role mediating between staff and students at both School and Faculty levels.
Communication and understanding between students, University staff and NUSU is a key part of the role, ensuring that students feel their views are being listened to and feeding back so that they know they have been acted on.
Click here for more information about a School Rep's role and responsibilities .
Skills & knowledge gained from the role
Gathering and disseminating views and information; communication and skills for meetings; confidence in own ability to work independently and as part of a team; people management; interpersonal skills; the ability to lead and motivate others.
Opportunities & benefits
You will have the rewarding opportunity to contribute to and have a positive impact on the student experience within your School and Faculty. You will play a vital role in the efforts to improve communication between students and staff.
You will increase your confidence by working with a broad group of people and gain a valuable insight into the inner workings of your School, Faculty and the University. You will gain experience of working on education issues, networking and campaigning.
You will receive training and personal development opportunities through the Students’ Union, University and External Organisations. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the NCL+ awards as well as receiving a job reference from the Students’ Union Education Officer.
In addition, all School Representatives, will be offered an honorarium of £200 across the year, subject to attendance at training and all relevant meetings.
Time commitment (average over period of office): 2-3 hours per week.
The vast majority of schools within the University are participating in the School Reps scheme. However, there are a couple of exceptions. Both INTO and CDM will not be participating during 2012/13. Please check here for a full list of schools and institutes* that will be participating.
How to apply
Initially you will need to complete a short application form. If you are then shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in a telephone interview. Applicants will then be selected based on the interview and application. Click here for more information on the application process.