Reps Digital Resources
To support Student Representation across Newcastle University, at NUSU we have worked with the University to develop a number of digital tools. The University app runs as standard, but the other opportunities are optional for Student Staff Committees (SSCs) to decide whether they would like to introduce them to support the committee.
During this time when physical meetings are not possible, guidance has been produced to support the running of virtual SSCs.
The Newcastle University App.
As a standard feature, the My School section of the University App allows students to identify and directly contact their Course Rep and School Rep. An upcoming update will also allow students to identify and directly contact their EDI Rep, where applicable. Students can access the App by logging into a cluster room PC on campus or downloading it from the relevant app store (iTunes, Google Play, Windows Phone).
As additional features, your SSC can use the My School section to conduct opinion polls and post news and events relating to your School or Institute. For information about using these features, contact the IT Service Desk.
Anonymous Suggestion Box
Individual SSCs can also request an online Anonymous Suggestion Box. This allows students to submit anonymous feedback directly to the SSC Chair, Secretary, Course Reps and/or Staff Facilitator via a webform. The webform features guidelines for giving feedback and can also be integrated with the University App.
NUSU provides a template webform which you can customise to meet the needs of your SSC. We will then generate the webform based on your customisations. To request your webform template, please contact NUSU’s Representation & Research Coordinator.
Teams can be used to support both the day-to-day business of the SSC and the student voice more generally. Creating a Student Voice Team for your School, moderated by Academic Reps, provides students with a platform to raise issues and allows Academic Reps to effectively close the feedback loop by posting updates on the progress of specific actions (Further details can be found in our Supporting Academic Representation via Microsoft Teams guide document).
For more information on setting up and moderating Teams for Academic Representation purposes, contact NUSU’s Representation & Research Coordinator.