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Welcoming Postgrads to the start of term and an update on my work

An update on what I have been doing as your postgrad officer so far and some exciting events coming up!

An update from me

Hi everyone!

First off, welcome/welcome back to Newcastle! Whether you are on campus or joining us virtually it’s great to have you as part of the community and I wish you all the best for the upcoming year!

I’m the new Postgraduate Officer and it’s my job to represent postgrads views, lobby for what they want and help to make your experience at Newcastle the best it can be. The students’ union is here for all students, postgrad or undergrad and we hope that we’ll have lots of exciting events and opportunities available this year and plenty to get involved in. So far, I have been meeting Heads of Schools, attending university committees voicing the views of students, helping select welcome week events for postgrad students and planning my priorities for the next year. I can’t wait to properly get started and advocate for postgrads at every opportunity. If you have any ideas, queries, questions or just want to chat please don’t hesitate to email me at pg.union@newcastle.ac.uk

Over this year I’ll be working on improving PG Mental Health support, improving treatment of PGRs who teach, bringing the postgrad community together, decolonising the university and mitigating the ongoing impact of COVID on all aspects of student life. I want to assure you I will voice postgrad views at every opportunity and fight for what you need.

As part of my aim of bringing the postgrad community together and helping postgrads to feel less isolated, I’m running some socials for you to meet me and your fellow postgrads! There is a coffee morning happening next Friday and a food social next Thursday evening, if any of you are interested in coming you can register here – Food Social with your PG Officer (nusu.co.uk)
Coffee Morning with your PG Officer (nusu.co.uk)

We also have loads of Welcome Week activities for you to get involved in, you can find the PG recommended activities here – Postgraduate Students Hub (nusu.co.uk)

Hope to see some of you there!

Wishing you all the best for the start of term, Eleanor