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Nominations close 20th February 2020

 

NUSU Elections 2019

Elections for the full and part-time and officers 2019/20

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Activities Officer

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. The Activities Officer leads the training and support of our Societies and alongside the AU Officer, has a shared responsibility over student activities at the Students' Union. In recent years, the role has included the organizing of high-profile events here at the Students' Union such as Freshers' Fair, Grad Ball, Summer Jam, NUSU's Festival of Culture as well as helping with the Societies Awards/Pride of Newcastle. Within the role, the Officer also liaises closely with the Careers Service on employability and the NCL+ award. See full job description here.

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Athletic Union Officer

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. The Athletic Union role deals with all things sport-related and leads the development, training, and support for Sports Clubs.  Main responsibilities have included club grant allocation, overseeing BUCS/Non-BUCS fixtures and chairing the AU Executive Committee. This role leads on many projects such as Inclusive Sports Week, This Girl Can as well as Mission Nutrition. In recent years, the AU Officer has also been inputting ideas to the development of sports facilities at NCL and organizes the legendary AU Ball as an end of year celebration of sport. See full job description here. 

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Editor of the Courier

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. The Editor of the Courier is responsible for student-led media at the Students' Union. This primarily covers our newspaper The Courier as well as radio station NSR and production team NUTV. Within the role, the Editor oversees a team of over 50 sub-editors and a vast radio and production team. In recent years, the efforts of the Editor and their team have been showcased in winning numerous national awards for leading student journalism in The Guardian Media Awards. See full job description here. 

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Education Officer

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. The Education Officer is the main representative for students on institutional and national educational matters. They assist staff to coordinate and train our network of Academic Reps (Course & School Reps) and organize the Student Rep Awards and The Education Awards ("TEAs"). The role is also heavily involved in helping implement University-wide changes and influence a number of big decisions, some of which have included the Right to ReCap campaign, launching an investigation into additional course costs, reforming the University Student Representation policy as well as helping to extend library hours during the summer. See full job description here.

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Postgraduate Officer

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. As a fairly new position here at the Students' Union, the role focuses on PG student issues. The Postgraduate Officer ensures that the University acts on PG concerns and difficulties as well as drives more opportunities and activities to help better integrate postgraduates into the Students' life on campus. This has included a stronger PG Welcome week, the introduction of PG Tips as well as a dedicated PG Refreshers week for existing students as well as PGT students starting at the university in January. 

Students running for the PG Sabbatical Officer position must be a PG student in the calendar year of the opening of nominations to the post, pending clarification of any visa eligibility and requirements.

See the full job description here. 

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President

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. As the lead representative of the Students' Union, the President has a unique responsibility in representing all students. As chair of the Trustee Board and a member of the highest-level committees of the University, the President leads on representing students on key issues with the University, nationally and in the community. From lobbying the University to provide free sanitary items across campus to overseeing the University's divestment from fossil fuels, the role is perfect for anyone whose natural leadership and initiative can be used to create impactful positive change. The President has also had the unique opportunity to help arrange such past projects as Summer Jam, University Challenge & Cutting the Costs.

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Welfare & Equality Officer

Full time, paid position for 2020-21. The Welfare and Equality Officer is the voice of welfare, diversity, and equality at the Students' Union - coordinating NUSU’s welfare work and leading on all welfare/inclusivity related campaigns and events. In recent years, some of the big projects that the Officer has worked on have included Black is Gold (Black History Month), SOS/Permission to Pause & S.H.A.G Week. They also liaise heavily with the welfare services/staff and sit on several University committees including the Diversity Committee. As well as this, they support the Liberation Officers in their roles and campaign work to help better represent all students across the University. See full job description here. 

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Chair of Council

The Chair of Council (or 'Student Council') is responsible for chairing the six meetings of NUSU Student Council during the 2020/21 academic year. The Chair will also be a member of Steering Committee for NUSU Student Council and have a responsibility in the training of all new councilors. As Chair of Student Council you would receive substantial training and support throughout your time in the role.

This position is open to all Newcastle University students who will be studying at the University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here.

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International Students' Officer

As the International Students Officer, you will represent all international students studying at Newcastle University. You will chair and convene the International Students forum, aid in the organization of the festival of arts, culture, and music and work with the Sabbatical Officers and the University to tackle issues that affect international students and their University experience.

To nominate yourself for the position of International Students Officer you must be an international student studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here.

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LGBT+ Officer

The NUSU LGBT+ Officer is responsible for representing the interests of LGBT+ students within the Students’ Union and the University. They will oppose all prejudices and discrimination against people who are LGBT+ on campus and raise awareness of issues of sexuality and gender. They will liaise with the LGBT+ Society and will be a non-executive non-voting member on the Society’s committee.

To nominate yourself to be the LGBT+ Officer you must be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21 and you must self-identify as LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and any other gender minorities or sexuality minorities). See full job description here.

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Marginalised Genders Officer

The Marginalised Genders Officer is responsible for ensuring that issues concerning discrimination against marginalised genders are accurately represented within NUSU and the University. They'll also work closely with the other Liberation Officers and NUSU’s Welfare & Equality Officer to provide representation, advice and awareness to those affected by gender discrimination.

The Marginalised Genders Officer is open to all students who do not self-identify as cis-male and who will be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here.

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Racial Equality Officer

As the Racial Equality Officer, you will promote anti-racism and racial equality on campus through campaigns and liaising with the University or external organisations. In addition, the Racial Equality Officer will be part of the University’s Diversity Consultative Group, which is a key University committee for promoting equality and diversity across campus. Plus they will represent students who self-identify as a person of colour at a range of NUSU meetings, including Student Council, General Meetings, Welfare & Campaigns Committee and the Officers’ Forum.

To nominate yourself for the position of Racial Equality Officer you must self-identify as a person of colour. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2019/20.

Find out what your current Racial Equality Officer, Chris Wilkinson, has been up to so far this year, head to Chris’ page of the NUSU website. You can also click here for a full job description. Once you have decided you would like to be next year’s Racial Equality Officer, make sure that you nominate yourself by midnight Thursday 21st February. 

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Chair of Scrutiny

As the Scrutiny Officer, you will chair and lead the NUSU Scrutiny and Disciplinary Committees. The Scrutiny Committee reviews the performance and actions of the governing bodies and elected officers of the Students’ Union. The Disciplinary Committee hears, adjudicates and, where necessary, determines the punishment in respect of all offenses against the NUSU Constitution and Strategy & Guidance Documents.

The Scrutiny Officer role is open to Newcastle University students who will be studying at the University throughout 2020-21. See full job description here.

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Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer

As the Students with Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer, you will represent all Newcastle University students who are a parent, guardian and/or carer. You will also actively campaign for, and be centrally involved in, the development of the Students’ Union’s and University’s provision for students with dependents and/or with unpaid caring responsibilities. This may have a particular focus on flexible teaching and timetabling, funding, information, advice and guidance, childcare and any other relevant issues.

To nominate yourself for the position of Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer you must self-identify as a parent, guardian and/or carer. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here.

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Disability Officer

As the Disability Officer, you will represent all Newcastle University students with Disabilities. You will also coordinate the Students with Disabilities forum and run campaigns, events, marketing and any other activity necessary to address related issues raised by the students you are representing.

To nominate yourself for the Disability Officer you must self-identify as having a disability (i.e a physical disability, a psychological disability, a learning difficulty, mental illness, or other health condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to study). You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here.

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Students' with Faith or Belief Officer

As the Students with Faith or Belief Officer, you will actively seek feedback from students with a faith or belief and act as their representative voice at the Students' Union and the University. You will coordinate the Faith or Belief forum and run campaigns and events to raise the awareness of issues faced by students with faith or belief.

To nominate yourself for the Students with Faith or Belief Officer, you will self-identify as holding a faith or belief. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2020/21. See full job description here. 

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