February Council will take a different format to usual. Before the business of Student Council begins, Professor Chris Day, the University Vice-Chancellor will be taking questions relating to harassment, sexual misconduct and hate crime in higher education.
A message from Katie Smyth, NUSU President-"Our University Vice Chancellor, Chris Day, will be attending the first part of our February Student Council meeting. This is an opportunity for you to ask him, your Welfare & Equality Officer and I (President) questions relating to harassment, sexual misconduct and hate crime in higher education and give your views and share experiences of this area. As something we are taking very seriously, it’ll be great to hear the student perspective and discuss the developments at Newcastle and across the higher education sector. We expect this to be a busy session, so questions must be submitted here by 12noon on Monday 10th Feb in order for them to be covered in Council."
The NUSU Annual General meeting will also be held at this meeting.
As you will be aware all students automatically become members of their students’ union (unless they opt out) when starting university and are welcome to attend the AGM.
The AGM is the chance for members to receive a report from the President which will cover all of last year’s activities, finances and accounts; students will also have the opportunity to raise questions on any of the detail before the reports are put forward for approval.
The AGM is expected to last no more than 30 minutes and copies of the agenda and key documents can be found here
The Council meeting will follow and you can read the submitted motions here. To apply for one of the 20 Casual Places available for this meeting, please see here. Places stand for each meeting, and are allocated randomly from the pool of people who apply. The deadline for applying is 48 hours before each meeting and we will email you the morning before Council to let you know if you have/haven’t got a place. There will be refreshments, pizza and the chance to get a free drink in Luther’s afterwards, looking forward to seeing you there.