More Big Wins:
You have received extra Print Credits if you are a final year UG and PGT student
Due to campaigning by your current NUSU Sabbatical Officer team, if you are a UG, not studying medicine or dentistry, or PGT student you should have found an extra £10 in your print credits during the Christmas break.
You received extra funds for food on campus if you are student from care
To help with the costs of attending University, your NUSU President, Katie Smyth, helped secure £2,000 for care leavers to spend at eat@Newcastle outlets across campus.
You will have access to free dissertation binding
Thanks to your NUSU Sabbatical Officers, for this academic year all UG & PGT students will have access to free dissertation binding.
You now have access to free sanitary products across campus
To help tackle period poverty and the stigma that surrounds it, following last year’s announcement, your NUSU Sabbatical Officers have been working with the University to get eight vending machines distributing free sanitary items up and running across campus.
You will have access to a Student Support Plan (SSP) if you are a Postgraduate Research student
Following postgraduate student consultations, your Postgraduate Officer, Karina, and the Student Wellbeing team are drafting a new SSP designed for the Postgraduate Research Student community for this February with the aim of a new PGR SSP to be implemented across the University coming the 2020/21 academic year.
You will have microwaves in University libraries
Due to the hard work of Pablo, your current NUSU Education Officer, Microwaves are coming to University libraries. More details to follow soon!
You now have an online induction, to help with the transition to University
Inspired by previous NUSU Campaigns, such as Bridging the Gap, the University and NUSU co-developed Newcastle Beginnings, an online induction for new students designed to help you settle in and give you a head start with your studies.
You will now have 30 minute break times in the Library
You have extended opening hours at the Urban Sciences Building
You are now recognized on the PEC policy if you are a Student Carer
You are not automatically deemed fit to take an exam if you sit it
You have improved access to the University if you are a disabled student
You can contact your Student Reps through the University’s app