Your Voice news

Our 2019/20 Annual Report
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Read up on all the different campaigns and projects we worked on or supported that helped us tackle our Campaign Priorities during 2019/20 academic year.

Outcomes of the NUSU Student Summit

Find out what happened back in February when student representatives discussed key issues with senior University staff.

2020/21 School Reps
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We are delighted to announce who has been appointed as a School Rep for the 2020/21 Academic Year.

Recent updates to academic representation.
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Earlier this week, the University approved a number of updates to academic student representation.

Campaigning in Covid
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When Newcastle (and the world) shut down, NUSU stepped up.

Everyday Sexism Campaign - How to keep the conversations going.

Gender equality is a fundamental human right!

Between 25 May and 7 June, we are running an everyday sexism campaign which aims to highlight and call out sexism in the ‘new normal’. It also aims to empower the leaders of tomorrow.

Big changes to Hall and Community Representation!

Get involved and have Your Voice heard.

A message from Pablo and Karina
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A 'thank you' from your Education and Postgraduate Officers

What happened at the last Student Council of the Year
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Find out which motions passed at the virtual Student Council meeting on 7 May.

Cancelled: Leave Newcastle Happy campaign
The Tyne river & bridge during the day

As with most things there are changes to how we can support you during this unusual time

Winners of the Student Rep Awards 2020
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Check out who won the 2020 awards and find out more about the online awards ceremony.

Academic Rep E-certificates

If you are a Course Rep, Student Chair or Student Secretary, find out how you can apply for a e-certificate.

Are you a Newcastle student volunteering with the NHS?
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Let NUSU give you a little something back.

NUSU Online Council, 7th May, 5.15pm
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We can’t cancel democracy!

Amazing Newcastle Students!

You have been quick to help!

Penultimate Council update
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Where has the time gone?!

The Sabb stance on the Industrial Action
The 19.20 Sabb Team

Defining our neutral stance.

NUSU Reps gathered your feedback in February
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Find out what happened during Rep Awareness Week 2020.

Proud 2 Be

Proud 2 Be is our campaign developed your LGBT+ Officer (Tobias Lawrence) to raise awareness and representation of the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Find out more and join the events.

Take our misconduct survey

NUSU's Marginalised Genders Officer and Disability Officer have designed a short survey to gauge the frequency and impact of incidents of sexual misconduct on campus.

Permission to Pause supported your mental health in January
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NUSU are committed to supporting your mental health

Leave Newcastle Happy 18-19 update

A big shout out to all of you who donated, skipped and picked up litter!

Did you give a F.U.C.C. on the day of action?
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Find out what happened on our Day of Action and read the NUSU Green Pledge here!

February Council Update
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Newcastle University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Day joined us for a chat!

My experience as a School Rep

Find out how I have found being the 2019/20 Postgraduate Taught School Rep for Arts & Cultures.

University of Sanctuary Survey
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Are you a Newcastle University student from a refugee and asylum seeker background or have in some other way been affected by forced displacement? If so, the University has created a short survey to better understand your experience and wellbeing needs at Newcastle.

Rep Awareness Week

Our campaign which aims to give you an insight into student representation at Newcastle and how your Reps make your voice heard on your course, in your School, in your halls of residence or out in the community.

FAQs: Erasmus+
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Our update on what the Withdrawal Agreement Bill might mean for the Erasmus+ programme.

Students with Caring Responsibilities Survey

Our Student Parents, Guardians & Carers Officer wants to know more about the issues affecting students with caring responsibilities.

Community and Hall Rep update

Find out what your Hall & Community Reps did in term 1

Supporting Your Voice in the Community and beyond!

Helping you live the best life you can.

Student Campaigns

Check out our Campaign Priorities, the Campaigns we have coming up and the NUSU help and support available to help you run your own Campaign.

February Council got interesting

This month's Student Council includes a Vice-Chancellor Q&A and our Annual General Meeting.

Attainment Inequalities Workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to gather insight from our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students on the barriers that they face whilst studying at Newcastle University and how these barriers can contribute to gaps in degree attainment.

Term 1 EDI Update

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - What happened in term 1?

Meet your Ethics and Environment Rep

Emilie Coutin has been elected as 2019-20 Ethics and Environment Rep

NUSU Christmas Council 2019 Update
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The final Student Council of 2019 featured motions on Taking Action Against Racist and Homophobic Behaviour On Campus and the recent UCU Strikes.

Indicatively Vote on the Council Motions

Even if you can't attend Student Council, you can indicatively vote on the motions, so that those who are voting at the meeting have a sense of how you would like the vote to go.

Looking Living Leaving
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Helping you make informed decisions when it comes to housing.

Meet your 2019/20 School Reps
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See who your School Reps are for 2019/20.

Council Dates 2019/20

Find out when Student Council will be taking place this academic year.

Rock the Cis-tem

Check out our LGBT+ Officer's Trans Awareness Campaign that is running 11-17 November!

Your new Marginalised Genders Officer is.......
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Thanks to everyone who voted!

November Student Council Update
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Find out what happened at November's NUSU Student Council.

Update on the first NUSU Student Council of the Year
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2019-20 NUSU Council gets underway….

Community Rep applications are now open!

Community Reps represent students in their area by working alongside the University and City Council to enrich the local community and student involvement in it.

Keep Jesmond Clean - Broken Glass Campaign

Have you spotted the posters?

Trick or Treat for the Hungry
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Get involved in collecting food to be donated this Halloween

Black is Gold

This year's Black History Month is about reclaiming and celebrating black voices.

End Hunger UK - Week of Action
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Everybody should have access to good food. Nobody should go to bed hungry.

Extinction Rebellion “Die-In”
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Climate Emergency Action: "Die-In at Newcastle & Northumbria Universities"

What kind of feedback can be provided to your SSC?
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Want to provide feedback to your reps or Student-Staff Committee, but not sure what sort of feedback to provide? Check out this handy little guide.

Student-Staff Committee EDI and Society Reps
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From 2019/20, we're encouraging Student-Staff Committees to appoint optional EDI and Society Reps.

Bridging the Gap
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Click here for the most up-to-date portfolio of Bridging the Gap transition resources!

NCL+ Award
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Get accreditation for being a Rep!

TEAs Report 2019: Research Intern Blog #3
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Find out how Prothoma got on in her final week in the Research Intern role.

TEAs Report 2019: Research Intern Blog #2
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Find out the latest from our TEAs Intern Prothoma on the progress of the TEAs Report.

Marginalised Genders Officer Election
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Find out how to run to become the 2019-20 Marginalised Genders Officer

Sustainable Goals in Malaysia

Newcastle University students target a sustainable future.

TEAs Report 2019: Research Intern Blog #1
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Find out how NUSU's Research Intern is getting on as she analyses the nomination data from the 2019 TEAs.

Chat Bot

If there was a bot (like Siri, Alexa or Google) that could answer any question about your course, University services or any aspect of University life what would you ask it?

Goodbye from Haaris
Haaris Qureshi 2018/19 Disability Officer

A final blog from your outgoing Disability Officer

Spotlight on - Fossil Free Newcastle Campaign
Receiving their prize at the Student Rep Awards

We caught up with the Fossil Free Campaign to see how they are getting on as they demand for Newcastle University to ‘fully divest’ from fossil fuels.

Hall and Community Rep Term 3 Update
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Find out what the Hall and Community Reps have been up to in term 3.

Liberation Officers and NUSU Chairs Vs Part-time Officers

What's in a name change? We look at why we are changing the name of Part Time Officers to Liberation Officers and NUSU Chairs for 2019/20.

NUSU's Response to the Augar Review

The long-awaited Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, otherwise known as the Augar Review, outlined numerous recommendations for change to the Higher Education sector. Here's our take on what it said.

Student Rep Awards - Winners
The winners at the Student Rep Awards

Find out who picked up the prizes at the 2019 Student Rep Awards.

NUSU's Big Academic Wins

Find out how your NUSU Officers and Academic Reps have been representing you over the last few years.

What happened at the last Student Council of 2018/19

A Council that will not soon be forgotten!

TEAs Winners Revealed

Find out which members of University staff won at The Education Awards.

Your Commuting Students' Officer is........

Thank you to everyone who voted for your first ever Commuting Students' Officer

Leave Newcastle Happy

Make sure you get rid of your rubbish and unwanted items responsibly.

E-portfolio Survey
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Looking for a little procrastination?

NUSU to introduce a new Commuting Students’ Officer
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A new officer role to represent students who commute from home to University.

A Case for Change
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Read about how, as a Course Rep, I helped improved the grading for an assignment for me and all my class mates!

Hitting Back at Additional Course Costs
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Find out how we are fighting for a more affordable campus!

Breaking Barriers
Newcastle University

Join us on the 8 May to discuss how Newcastle University can be more inclusive and how to break down the barriers of attainment!

Your Voice is strong in your local community
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Find out what NUSU has been working on and how to get involved in community campaigning!

TEAs Shortlist Revealed
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Find out which members of staff have been shortlisted for The Education Awards

Nominees for the Student Rep Awards 2019

Check out who has been nominated for the 2019 awards and register to attend the ceremony on 13 May.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - What NUSU is doing?
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With International Women's Day coming up, here is a round-up of the equality campaigns and projects we are currently involved in.

What is Council? What is to be done?
Adam Warner - your superstar Chair of Council

A few musings from your Chair of Council on reflections so far and ideas moving forward for Student Council.

March Council Round-Up
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A breakdown of all the motions that were passed at March's meeting of NUSU Student Council!

Commuting Students' Officer Election

Find out who is up for your vote for Commuting Students' Officer and don't forget to vote from 7.30pm on Thursday 16 May.

What matters to your quality of life?

Give your views about your quality of life in our focus group!

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey
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This PGR student survey is open from 18 March - 17 May!

NUSU's Pledge of Solidarity
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Our pledge of solidarity to Newcastle University student who are victims of hate crime.

Cross River Gorilla Project’s Race for the Case
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Newcastle students are supporting projects across the world!

Stage Evaluation Proposals – Have your say!
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The University is considering changing the way it uses your stage evaluation survey responses.

Non-anonymous Marking
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As non-anonymous marking is introduced, find out how SSCs will have a huge role to play in deciding which assessments are no longer marked anonymously.

Go Green Week 2019
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A student-led campaign dedicated to raising awareness of climate change and environmental issues.

Shout Out

Shout Out is our campaign to promote the amazing work of our Academic Reps and hear the changes that YOU want to see made on your degree programme, at the Students’ Union or the University!

NUSU to remain out of NUS
National Union of Students Referendum

The vote was close with 52% voting to remain out of NUS with 48% voting to re-affiliate.

2019/20 School Reps revealed

Thank you to everyone who applied. We are pleased to announce the successful candidates for 2019/20 School Reps! We have also highlighted which positions are currently available to apply for.

Term 1 Community Rep Update
Community Reps and a Councillor

See what projects your Community Reps have been working on during the first term!

My Story!
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Find out how being a Community Rep helped me become a more active student and well rounded individual.

Term 1 Welfare Campaigns Round-up
The Trans Panel

It has been a busy term!

Hall Rep - Term 1 Update
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Find out how your Hall Reps have been working for you during the first term!

Join our Student Council Facebook group

For all the latest information and news.

We won!
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The joint working in your community between NUSU, Newcastle University and local authorities is award winning!

TEA Reports

For the 2016, 2017 and 2018 TEAs (The Education Awards), we have produced reports analysing what students highlighted as amazing teaching and support in their nominations. Click here to read more!

My Story!
Rob in Green

Find out how my experience as Ethics and Environments Rep helped me once I left Uni.

Tuition Fees FAQs
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As a Union, we’re opposed to any increase in tuition fees. We hope that this FAQ will answer the main questions you might have about tuition fees in England.

Leave Newcastle Happy update!

Come along to the Students’ Union on the 10th October, 11-3pm for a British Heart Foundation Pop-Up shop.

Community Rep Applications Now Open!
Apply now!

Represent the Student Voice in your local area.

Just what the Doctor ordered
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The mental and physical wellbeing of our students is always a major priority.
That’s why Newcastle University Students’ Union is teaming up with CampusDoctor to make signing up to a GP service easier than ever.

Represent the student voice in your halls!

Hall Rep Applications are now open.

Student Voice Report Published
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Read our latest report into Academic Student Representation at Newcastle University.

Feedback Fortnight
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Find out what you can expect and what you can request in terms of exam feedback.

2017-18 Campaigns
We've been busy!

Find out what we have been working on this year.

Did you Leave Newcastle Happy?
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The annual campaign returned bigger and better!

NUSU Elections Results

Find out who has been elected in the NUSU elections for the vacant International Students Officer, Racial Equality Officer, Students & Disabilities Officer and Students with Faith or Belief Officer.

Inspiring Women 2018

Amazing feedback after an amazing day!

Leave Newcastle Happy

Find out how to donate or recycle your unwanted items at the end of term.

Improving Satisfaction of Students With Disabilities

Olivia and Matt have been presenting their findings to staff!

PICNIC round-up

Find out what PICNIC is and read the reports from some recent student exchanges.

When Emma went to Northumbria!
Emma Kampouraki

As part of the PICNIC scheme, find out what happened when current School Rep, Emma Kampouraki, visited Northumbria.

15 minutes was never enough!

New 30 minute break in the library!

Helen's visit to Durham

See what happened when Helen visited Durham for their PICNIC exchange.

Wellington St Petition

Following March's Student Council, NUSU President, Ronnie Reid, has created a petition to ask the council to protect Newcastle Students and put in place urgent safety measures.

When Antonia went to Durham

Read all about Antonia's PICNIC exchange to Durham University

Free bus travel for St Mary's!

NUSU President Ronnie Reid gives details for St Mary's residents.

Luiggi in Swansea

See what happened to Luiggi when he visited Swansea University for his PICNIC exchange.

Week off after January Exams Update

Check out Rowan's progress with his plan to introduce a week off after January exams.

Requesting out of hours access to study spaces
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Find out the process for students to request out of hours access to study spaces.

Sarah's PICNIC at Northumbria

See what Sarah got up to when she visited Northumbria University for their PICNIC exchange

Grab a voting place at the next Student Council

Do you want to vote on the motions at the next meeting Student Council? Make sure you register for a Casual Place. The deadline is 5pm the Tuesday before the Council Meeting.

Tuition Fee Review

Earlier this week, Theresa May announced a year-long review of post-18 education. This article explains the background and its potential impact on students.

March Council Results!

Find out what happened here....

PEC form victory for students with caring responsibilities

Following campaigning from Holly Waddell (NUSU Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer), The Courier reports that the University has decided to support PEC form submissions for dependents of student parents, guardians and carers.

Newcastle University cap international students’ work hours

Newcastle University has recently discussed changing its policy regarding employment stipulations for international students holding a Tier 4 visa.

Book a 'Meet a Rep' stall

If you are looking to boost awareness of student reps in your school, then we can help. You can order banners and other publicity materials to help you setup a stall in your common room or other communal areas.

Council Dates 2017/18

Put the date in your diary!

Hall Rep Applications Are Open!

Even if you don't know your Halls, get in touch!

Community Rep needed in Sandyford!

Represent students living in your local area.

Representation Opportunities

The University are looking for students to sit on a number of cross-campus committees during 2017/18 and want you to get involved. Find out here what opportunities are currently available.

TEAs Shortlist Announced
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Find out who the shortlisted candidates are for this year's Teaching Excellence Awards.

Report into the Work of Student-Staff Committees

Read NUSU's report into the achievements of SSCs in 2015/16

School Rep Positions Available

Find out which School Rep Positions you can currently apply for.

2016-17 Campaigns

Have a look at the many campaigns our students have been involved in!

November Council Results!

A 100% pass rate on motions.

Teaching Excellence Awards

Find out all about the NUSU Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs), including previous winners, the most recent TEAs Report and how you can nominate your favourite member of staff.

Campaigns Fund

Looking for funding or support to help you campaign on an issue that's affecting your student experience, but don't know where to start? Then the Campaigns Fund is a great place to start. We have loads of support and grants of up to £300.

Rep Training and Events

Here is where you can find out about all the training we offer our reps