student.union@newcastle.ac.uk

Candidate for the position of Postgraduate Officer

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Karina Sorrels

I am Karina Sorrels a Postgraduate Taught Master’s of British History student, and I am campaigning to be your first ever Postgraduate Officer. I strongly believe that I am the best candidate there is to not only represent your views on the postgraduate experience but also strive to implement the following to aid your experience and the future at Newcastle University.

University:

  • Ensure the university recognizes the postgraduate experience equally and fairly in comparison to the undergraduate experience
  • Continue to provide ongoing funding for postgraduate research projects
  • Encourage schools to adopt interactive and experiential learning opportunities for postgraduates

Support:

  • Establish a centralized feedback form for all postgraduate programs, ensuring the success of the student’s assessments within term one 
  • Form a Resilient Working Group for postgraduate students to help combat anxiety, mental health issues, and assessed assignments, tackling the larger issue of PEC Forms
  • Provide more active resources, social networking events, alumni connections, talks, and activities aimed at postgraduate students to build on their career opportunities

Your Voice:

  • Build a stronger relationship between each school, and postgraduate students as a whole
  • Reform the student council to encourage and spread awareness of the voice postgraduates have on the Council and Union

Experience:

  • Organize social events intended for postgraduates to network, explore, entertain, and learn outside of societies
  • Modify the student wellbeing services to host events specifically designed for postgraduates and their mental health
  • Adjust societies to be more inclusive to older students and postgraduates

Your Voice:

  • Build a stronger relationship between each school, and postgraduate students as a whole
  • Reform the student council to spread awareness of the voice postgraduates have on the Council and Union
  • Encourage consistent feedback between students, faculty, representatives, and committees

My Position:

  • Student Ambassador
  • Course Rep
  • School Rep