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About NUSU

Officers & Governance

 

Your Officers

Students’ Union Officers are elected by you the students. Paid for by NUSU, 7 Sabbatical Officers run the Students’ Union on behalf of all the students at Newcastle University. Our students also elect Liberation Officers & NUSU Chairs to sit on committees and represent your opinions.

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Our Trustee Board

Having become a registered charity in 2009, Newcastle University Students' Union is required to have a board of trustees in place. The trustees ensure NUSU is meeting the legal and financial requirements, whilst also providing guidance and structure for future strategies and decision-making. Our board of trustees consists of six Full-time Sabbatical Officers (elected by you), two appointed students and four external members, chosen based on their level of experience, knowledge and skills.

 

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Ben Sadler


Ben is a Management Consultant specialising in IT and Project and Programme delivery based just south of Manchester. Over the last fourteen years, he has worked on and delivered major projects and programmes of work in Government, Healthcare and Telecommunications sectors in the UK, Europe and Asia. Prior to beginning his career, Ben graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from Newcastle in 1996, before organising the First Year Conference (Freshers' Week) in 1996, and holding the position of President of the Student Union in 1997-8.

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David Miller


David studied Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University from 1974 to 1978. He has recently taken early retirement after 40 years in business. David has spent his career in the engineering field of manufacturing, contracting and consultancy both in the UK and international, most of this in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and rail sectors. Along with his engineering skills he has project and programme management experience and has led businesses in a senior management capacity for the last 27 years.

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Sohail Shaikh


Sohail is a highly experienced International Retailer with 20+ years working for a best in class global retail business. Sohail has travelled extensively in his career to 50+ countries and as Managing Director of International Franchise for Mothercare PLC is accountable for Global Retail Sales of £700m. Sohail has great memories of his time at Newcastle University where he completed a BA (hons) in Economics & Accounting in 1994 and stays close to the University as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Newcastle University Business School.

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Adam Warner


Student Trustee

Adam graduated from Newcastle University last year with an undergraduate degree in Politics. He is now a postgraduate student studying an MA in International Relations.  Adam is the former Chair of Student Council at NUSU and has been a Course Representative and a Peer Mentor for the Politics Department. He has also served on a number of student society committees in several different roles, most notably as President of the Debating Society.

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Jon Bennett


Jon is a journalist, TV producer, media trainer and communications consultant.   He attended Newcastle University from 1993-96 and stayed in the region after graduating to train as a reporter with the North East daily newspaper The Journal. He moved to London in 1999 and since then has worked for a wide range of magazines, newspapers and TV news programmes. 

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Chris Simpson


Chris attended Newcastle University from 2006 to 2009, graduating with a first in Maths with Management. After leaving Newcastle he worked for PwC in Newcastle for four and a half years. Three and a half of these were spent in external audit, covering organisations from charitable foundations up to FTSE 100 businesses. The final year was spent in risk assurance, providing internal audit services for clients. Chris joined Northgate plc, the leading provider of light commercial vehicle hire, in April 2014 in the role of Group Financial Accountant.

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James Prowse

Student Trustee