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Sabbatical Officers

These roles are full-time & paid leadership positions you can complete during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year*.

 

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: As the lead representative of the Students' Union, the President has a unique responsibility in representing all students. As chair of the Trustee Board and a member of the highest level committees of the University, the President leads on representing students on key issues with the University, nationally and in the community. From lobbying the University to provide free sanitary items across campus to overseeing the University's divestment from fossil fuels, the role is perfect for anyone whose natural leadership and initiative can be used to create impactful positive change.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Activities Officer leads the training and support for our Societies and alongside the AU Officer, has a shared responsibility over student activities at the Students' Union. In recent years, the role has included the organizing of high profile events here at the Students' Union such as Freshers' Fair, Grad Ball, Summer Jam, NUSU's Festival of Culture as well as helping with the Societies Awards/Pride of Newcastle.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Athletic Union role deals with all things sport-related and leads the development, training and support for Sports Clubs. Main responsibilities have included club grant allocation, overseeing BUCS/Non-BUCS fixtures and chairing the AU Executive Committee. This role leads on many projects such as Inclusive Sports Week, This Girl Can as well as Mission Nutrition. In recent years, the AU Officer has also been inputting ideas to the development of sports facilities at NCL and organises the legendary AU Ball as an end of year celebration of sport.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Editor of the Courier is responsible for student-led media at the Students' Union. This primarily covers our newspaper The Courier as well as radio station NSR and production team NUTV. Within the role, the Editor oversees a team of over 50 sub-editors and a vast radio and production team. In recent years, the efforts of the Editor and their team have been showcased in winning numerous national awards for leading student journalism in The Guardian Media Awards.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Education Officer is the main representative for students on institutional and national educational matters. They assist staff to coordinate and train our network of Academic Reps (Course & School Reps) and organise the Student Rep Awards and The Education Awards ('TEAs'). The role is also heavily involved in helping implement University-wide changes and influence a number of big decisions, some of which have included the Right to ReCap campaign, launching an investigation into additional course costs, reforming the University Student Representation policy as well as helping to extend library hours during the summer.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Postgraduate Officer ensures that the University acts on PG concerns and difficulties as well as drives more opportunities and activities to help better integrate postgraduates into the Students' life on campus. Students running for the PG Sabbatical Officer position must be a PG student in the calendar year of the opening of nominations to the post, pending clarification of any visa eligibility and requirements.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: Full time, June 2021 - June 2022

Status: Paid Sabbatical Officer role, that can be taken during a year out of your studies or during the year following your final year.

Location: Students' Union Building

Description: The Welfare and Equality Officer is the voice of welfare, diversity, and equality at the Students' Union - coordinating NUSU’s welfare work and leading on all welfare/inclusivity related campaigns and events. They also liaise heavily with the welfare services/staff and sit on several University committees including the Diversity committee. As well as this, they support the Liberation Officers in their roles and campaign work to help better represent all students across the University.

Full Job Role How do I run?

 

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

 

*If you are running for a full-time Sabbatical Officer position, you will be a trustee of a charity (NUSU). This requires you to sign a trustee declaration form, which we will email to you after you have attended Candidates’ Academy. In this, you will need to sign to declare you have no unspent conviction for offences such as fraud and are not a disqualified Director or declared bankrupt.

   

Liberation Officer/ NUSU Chair

These roles are voluntary positions you can complete alongside your studies. To run for one of these positions, you must be studying with us for the 2021-22 academic year.

 

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: As the BAME Officer, you will be responsible for representing BAME Students and liaise with the University/external organisations. In addition, you'll be part of the University’s Diversity Consultative Group, which is a key University committee for promoting equality and diversity across campus. You'll represent BAME students at NUSU meetings, including Student Council, General Meetings, Welfare, Liberation & Campaigns Committee as well as the Officers’ Forum. To stand for the position of BAME Officer you must self-identify as a student from an ethnic minority. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer NUSU Chair (solo role)

Description: The Chair of Council (or 'Student Council') is responsible for chairing the six meetings of NUSU Student Council during the 2021/22 academic year. The Chair will also be a member of Steering Committee for NUSU Student Council and have responsibility in the training of all new councillors. As Chair of Student Council you would receive substantial training and support throughout your time in the role. This position is open to all Newcastle University students who will be studying at the University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer NUSU Chair (solo role)

Description: As the Chair of Scrutiny, you will chair and lead the NUSU Scrutiny and Disciplinary Committees. The Scrutiny Committee reviews the performance and actions of the governing bodies and elected officers of the Students’ Union. The Disciplinary Committee hears, adjudicates and, where necessary, determines punishment in respect of all offences against the NUSU Constitution and Strategy & Guidance Documents. This position is open to all Newcastle University students who will be studying at the University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: As the Commuting Students’ Officer, you represent the views and needs of those students who may live locally, or be from the local area, as opposed to those living in halls and the city centre. Issues such as transport and timetabling for commuting students can be overlooked and this role is here to ensure that commuting students’ needs are addressed. This position is open to all Newcastle University students who will be studying at the University throughout 2021/22 academic year.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: As the Disability Officer, you will represent all Newcastle University students with Disabilities. You will also coordinate the Students with Disabilities forum and run campaigns, events, marketing and any other activity necessary to address related issues raised by the students you are representing. To stand for the position of Disability Officer you must self-identify as having a disability (i.e a physical disability, a psychological disability, a learning difficulty, mental illness, or other health condition which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to study). You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: As the International Students Officer, you will represent all international students studying at Newcastle University. You will chair and convene the International Students forum, aid in the organisation of the festival of arts, culture and music and work with the Sabbatical Officers and the University to tackle issues that affect international students and their University experience. To stand for the position you must be an international student studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: The NUSU LGBT+ Officer is responsible for representing the interests of LGBT+ students within the Students’ Union and the University. They will oppose all prejudices and discrimination against people who are LGBT+ on campus and raise awareness of issues of sexuality and gender. They will liaise with the LGBT+ Society and will be a non-executive non-voting member on the Society’s committee.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: The Marginalised Genders Officer is responsible for ensuring that issues concerning discrimination against marginalised genders are accurately represented within NUSU and the University. They'll also work closely with the other Liberation Officers and NUSU’s Welfare & Equality Officer to provide representation, advice and awareness to those affected by gender discrimination.To stand for the role you must not self-identify as cis-male and must be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: As the Students with Faith or Belief Officer, you will actively seek feedback from students with a faith or belief and act as their representative voice at the Students' Union and the University. You will coordinate the Faith or Belief forum and run campaigns and events to raise the awareness of issues faced by students with faith or belief. To stand for the role, you will self-identify as holding a faith or belief. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.

Length: June 2021 - June 2022 (alongside your studies)

Status: Volunteer Liberation Officer (solo role, or as job share)

Description: you will represent all Newcastle University students who are a parent, guardian and/or carer. You will also actively campaign for, and be centrally involved in, the development of the Students’ Union’s and University’s provision for students with dependents and/or with unpaid caring responsibilities. To stand for the role you must self-identify as a as a parent, guardian and/or carer. You must also be studying at Newcastle University throughout 2021/22.

Full Job Role How do I run?

Nominate Yourself

Become a candidate in the student elections. Your nomination will not be made public until after the 4th February.