NUSU INCLUSIVITY AMBASSADOR PROJECT

 

The Inclusivity Ambassador Project aims to build supportive networks, create events, drive positive change and promote inclusivity here at Newcastle University. Currently, the project will be supporting BAME students and students from lower income backgrounds. We aim to support other underepresented and minority groups as the project progresses.

Inclusivity Ambassadors are from underrepresented groups, including BAME students, mature students, care leavers, students with disabilities and students from a lower-income background or a low participation neighbourhood.

The project also aims to create a sense of empowerment, tackle issues and provide Ambassadors with development opportunities, such as increasing employability.

 

MENTORING

As part of the Inclusivity Ambassador Project we have 12 student ambassadors in stage 2 and above who have been selected to answer questions from incoming students. The online scheme runs from August (A Level Results Day) to give students the chance to chat and ask burning questions they may have about coming to university.

If you are a potential or first year student looking for a mentor click here.  

Frequently asked questions can be found here. 

PARTICIPATION BURSARY

Are you planning to get involved with any clubs or societies this year to make the most of your time at university? If so, you may be eligible for a £200 cash bursary to help towards covering the costs of getting involved- such as membership fees, sports centre/gym membership, kit and social activities. To find out more about the Participation Bursary and to check your eligibility click here

YOUR IDEAS

The Inclusivity Ambassador Project is student-led so we want to hear from YOU about the type of activates and support would be of benefit. Below are some potential strands that could form part of the programme.

If you have any ideas or would like to be a volunteer ambassador please contact us on access.union@newcastle.ac.uk

  • Events & Campaigns
    As ambassadors, you can develop events and campaigns promoting issues that are important to you and promote social equality and inclusion. This could be specific to Newcastle University or part of wider campaigns.
  • Sharing experiences to create change
    By sharing your experience on areas such as learning & teaching practises, wellbeing and support services, any gaps related to progression to employment/further study etc. we can explore ways to improve the student experience.