Chair of Council


Chris Winter

Chris Winter was elected into the voluntary Chair of Council role by students at the Student Elections in March 2020. Chris will be succeeded in June 2021 by Haaris Qureshi.

About the Role

The Chair of Council (or 'Student Council') is responsible for chairing the six meetings of NUSU Student Council during the 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.

About Me & My Aims

I am a third-year Electrical and Electronic engineering student studying here at Newcastle University. I ran for this role because I have thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the council last year as the Liberation officer for students with a faith or belief and I wanted to really help to make a difference this year by improving the Student Council's accountability and clarity with students.

During my tenure as Chairman of the student council, I am keen to improve the respectability of the council amongst the student body by improving our transparency. To do this, I have proposed the voting records of permanent members of the council. I would also like to see the student council promoted more to the students in general during the fresher’s fair and via email.