Eleanor McCarthey

The Role

The Postgraduate Officer role (recently added to our Officer team) ensures that the University acts on Postgraduate 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

Hi, my name is Eleanor! I've lived in Newcastle for 4 years, first doing a BA in Dance and then starting at Newcastle University last year for my MA in Arts, Business and Creativity. I am now your Postgraduate Officer at Newcastle University Students' Union and I am so excited to start my new role! I ran for this position as it was an amazing opportunity to help support postgraduates, fighting for their views to be heard and helping to improve the postgraduate experience for all.

My Aims

Fight for continued funded extensions

More support for PG's feeling isolated

Run PG specific social events

Continue campaigns to decolonise the Uni

Represent all PG views in university meetings

Improve treatment of PGRs who teach


My Updates

Find out what I've been up to this year.


Sabbatical Officers
NUSU Stands in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We at NUSU are deeply concerned about the devastating situation in Afghanistan and know it is very distressing for many of our students. As a community, we are reaching out to express our support for welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Newcastle and believe this should be the case across Newcastle and the UK.

Postgraduate Officer
Welcoming you to the start of term and an update on my work

An update on what I have been doing as your postgrad officer so far and some exciting events coming up!

Sabbatical Officers
A welcome message from your new Sabbatical Officer team!

Hear for the first time from your new Officers!

Newcastle University Students' Union
A final farewell from your 2020-21 Sabbatical Officers!

From your Sabbatical Officer team 2020/21....what a year!

Newcastle University Students' Union
Welcoming the introduction of Newcastle University's Safety Net Policy

This article outlines the current discussions and decisions made in recent weeks around the issue of a Safety Nets at Newcastle University.

Newcastle University Students' Union
Challenging the Russell Group's decision to rule out No Detriment policies

Your SU President, along with and other officers from across the Russell Group wrote to them to express concerns over the No Detriment Policy statement released last week.

Newcastle University Students' Union
Check out the latest Big Wins for Postgraduate Studies

We have secured extended library opening hours for students that are still studying over summer. Read more to find out what has changed.