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Academic Issues

Academic Reps

Working in partnership with Newcastle University we support over 1,200 Academic Reps. Your Academic Reps are here to represent your academic interests and work with the University staff to create positive change for our students. Every year, students can apply for these roles, and once elected into the role, will serve as your leading representatives for you to contact about any academic issues you feel students are facing within certain aspects of the academic experience at the University.

Students' feedback to their Course Reps, who feedback to the School Reps, who in turn bring important issues to the attention to the University & the Students' Union (via Student-Staff Committees (SSCs)*, and Education Exec). All of this feedback leads to a large number of changes and impacts on how the academic system functions in each School. Here are what roles are representing you:

*In some Schools, Student-Staff Committees (SSCs) are known as Student Voice Committees (SVCs).

Education Officer & Exec

Education Executive is chaired by the Education Officer and attended by all School Reps. This is the School Reps' opportunity to find out what the Education Officer has been up to, feedback the key issues in their School, and discuss new University policies and future education-based campaigns that the Students' Union may want to run. 

School Reps

Our School Rep role is the most senior academic student representative position in each School. Your School Rep will attend key faculty meetings and represent the views of students within their School in the aim to make a change and improve the student academic experience. If you would like to feedback to your School Rep, you can do so here.

Course Reps

Course Reps are students elected by you to represent the academic interests of the students on their course or programme. They attend Student-Staff Committee (SSC) meetings where they pass on your views to the staff and hopefully help find solutions to the issues that have arisen. If you would like to feedback to your Course Rep, you can do so here.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (Course) Reps

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Reps are Course Reps who, in addition to their regular duties, take a lead on identifying and raising EDI issues within the School or Institute at the Student-Staff Committee (SSC). These reps are on hand to take feedback on any EDI issues you feel you are facing within your School. If you would like to feedback to your EDI School Rep, you can do so here.

Environmental & Sustainability (Course) Reps

Environmental & Sustainability Reps are Course Reps who, in addition to their regular duties, take a lead on identifying and raising environmental and sustainability issues within the School or Institute at the Student-Staff Committee (SSC).  If you would like to feedback to your School Rep, you can do so here.

 

Contact My RepsBecome a RepYour Education Officer

 

Big Wins

At NUSU we work in partnership with the University to ensure that you have a fully functioning Academic Rep system in place that will help achieve the changes that you want to see in your Course and School. Students' feedback to their Course Reps, who feedback to the School Reps, who in turn bring important issues to the attention to the University & the Students' Union (via Student-Staff Committees, and Education Exec). All of this feedback leads to a large number of changes and impacts on how the academic system functions in each School. When we make a positive change, we call this a 'Big Win'. Follow the links below to see what changes we have made within your School, or across the board.

View Big WinsEducation Officer