Postgraduate Officer


Charlotte Boulton

Charlotte Boulton was elected in as the Postgraduate Officer of the Students' Union by students at the Student Elections in March 2020. Charlotte will be succeeded in June 2021 by Eleanor McCarthy.

About the Role

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.

About Me & My Aims

"I'm here to make sure postgraduate students are supported in all things academic, welfare, and social throughout their time here at Newcastle. From Robin Hood's homeland of Nottinghamshire, I came here to study BA Media, Communications, & Cultural Studies. I couldn't get enough of the city so stayed for a masters in Sociology. I've made the most of student life, and now, I'm excited to support PG students and make change happen here at NUSU."

Expand mental health and wellbeing training for supervisors/ personal tutors
Organise welcome events & PG Refreshers to improve social life
Collaborate with the university to provide academic and careers skills workshops
Improve integration for international students, mature students, and marginalised student groups
Campaign for PG mental health action, financial support and fair treatment for PGRs who teach
Create an online group for PG research discussion & recruitment
Represent all postgraduate needs in university meetings
Ensure PG's are not unfairly disadvantaged by COVID-19 adjustments and policies throughout the year