Hello! I’m Raff and I am the President of Newcastle University Students’ Union. As part of my role, I am keen for Newcastle University students to have a bigger presence in the local community.
One of the ways that we are trying to do this is through the Community Rep structure. The aim of the Community Rep is to represent students in your area through local residence association meetings, talking to students about their opinions on community issues and represent them to the local council and University. They work alongside the city council and residents to enrich the local community and student involvement in it. They will have strong links with local councillors, and be in the best position to run campaigns that are relevant to residents within your ward, including students, and within the wider community.