Rowan South
Education Officer
Hi! I’m Rowan and I am serving as the Education Officer for 2017/2018. My job is to make sure you have a say in your own education while you are studying here at Newcastle.

At NUSU we work in partnership with you and the University to improve the academic student experience. Whether this is through supporting student representation, organising the Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) or presenting the student opinion to the University, we campaign on education issues for you.

On this page, you can find out about the many different projects and campaigns we are working on throughout the year.

Examples of our recent impacts include:

  • Contributing to the University’s decision not to introduce a ‘Fit to Sit’ policy
  • Investigated why students with disabilities' satisfaction is below overall student satisfaction rates and presented our findings to the University for them to consider
  • Presenting to the University, Faculties and Schools about assessment and feedback and how you think it can be improved. This will hopefully lead to more feedback that you consider prompt and useful

If there is anything that you would like us to look into, email Matt, the NUSU Education Officer (, or if you would like to run your own campaign, check out the Campaigns Fund. We may be able to provide you with funds and support to enable you to make a real difference!



Campaigns News

NUSU's Response to University Consultation

NUSU has submitted an official response to the University on its consultation into proposed degree changes.

PEC form victory for students with caring responsibilities

Following campaigning from Holly Waddell (NUSU Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer), The Courier reports that the University has decided to support PEC form submissions for dependents of student parents, guardians and carers.

Newcastle University cap international students’ work hours

Newcastle University has recently discussed changing its policy regarding employment stipulations for international students holding a Tier 4 visa.

Nominations now open!

You can now nominate an amazing member of staff for a 2017/18 Teaching Excellence Award!