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Student Life Exec

Representing all aspects of student life.

The Student Life Exec (SLE) is one of newest democratic structures. The Student Life Exec (SLE) includes a student rep or NUSU Officer from the following areas; NUSU, University accommodation, the local community, commuting students, ethics and environment, and volunteering. Each Rep or Officer will lead on campaigns and projects decided within the Exec to enhance and improve student life for the students they represent.


Halls Rep Community Rep Volunteer Rep Enviroment & Ethics Rep
 

About & Apply

Find out more about the roles & how to Apply for 2021-22.


Living in University halls and accommodation can be every kind of experience rolled into one. You can love it one day and then suddenly need a break the next. The Student Life Exec (SLE) wants to fully support the student voice in halls and will have focused campaigns and projects to support that aim. The Hall Rep is a student volunteer who lives in and represents students living in University or University partnered halls and accommodation who at the Student Life Exec (SLE) and other forums or groups. Time commitment (average over period of office): at least 1-2 hours per week minimum. This role will be appointed by NUSU at the start of the academic year. 

How to Apply:

You can apply via the following form.

Access Form

Main Tasks:

  1. To ensure that the student voice is heard in University halls and accommodation, as well as working alongside ResLife and Accommodation services to enrich student life. 
  2. To report to the Student Life Exec (SLE) on what happened at halls and accommodation focussed meetings.     
  3. To safeguard student interests within halls and accommodation. 
  4. Promote activity in halls and accommodation that might be of benefit to students.   
  5. Lead on University halls and accommodation projects and campaigns set by the Chair of the Student Life Exec (SLE) including the NUSU Housing Campaign. 

Meetings:

  1. Community Unity Group – a University meeting working with NUSU, Northumbria and other stakeholders on current issues in accommodation and the local community. 
  2. Student Life Exec – a NUSU meeting where members of SLE lead on campaigns and projects decided within the Exec to enhance and improve student life for the students they represent. 
  3. Student Council – NUSU’s highest student representative body that gives you and all the students of Newcastle University a say on what your Students’ Union should be focusing on and how it’s run. 

Volunteering is rewarding on many different levels and the Student Life Exec (SLE) recognises the importance of this. We want to support student volunteers to enrich the projects and campaigns of the SLE and the Volunteer Rep’s role in this is crucial.  

The Volunteer Rep represents and supports volunteering within the SLE projects and campaigns. From looking at how volunteering could be embedded into the projects and campaigns to finding volunteers to get involved and supporting them when they do. Time commitment (average over period of office): at least 1-2 hours per week minimum. 

How to Apply:

You can apply via the following form.

Access Form

Main Tasks:

  1. The recruitment and support of student volunteers involved in the Student Life Exec (SLE) projects and campaigns. 
  2. Working closely with Go Volunteer staff to update Student Life Exec (SLE) on current projects, campaigns and views of student volunteers. 
  3. Promotion of volunteering impact within the SLE. 
  4. Identifying and working with local charities to enhance the Student Life Exec (SLE) volunteering opportunities, projects and campaigns. 

Meetings:

  1. Student Life Exec – a NUSU meeting where members of Student Life Exec (SLE) lead on campaigns and projects decided within the Exec to enhance and improve student life for the students they represent .
  2. Student Council – NUSU’s highest student representative body that gives you and all the students of Newcastle University a say on what your Students’ Union should be focusing on and how it’s run. 
  3. Relevant stakeholder meetings depending on current projects, campaigns and issues. 

NUSU are keen for Newcastle University students to have a bigger presence in the local community as well as knowing their rights as residents. Alongside this, we want to take every opportunity to shout about the valuable contribution students give to Newcastle. 

The Community Rep is a student representative living in one of designated areas where there is a high number of student residents. These areas include Jesmond, West Jesmond, City & West, Heaton, & Sandyford.

How to Apply:

You can apply via the following form.

Access Form

Main Tasks:

  1. To ensure that the student voice is heard in the local area and other key areas where students are present, as well as working alongside the City Council and residents to enrich the local community and student involvement in it.   
  2. To ensure that student know their rights and where they can access support if/when needed. 
  3. To report back on community focussed meetings they have attended to the Student Life Executive.    
  4. To safeguard student interests within the community.    
  5. Promote community activity in local areas that might be of benefit to students.   
  6. Lead on community projects and campaigns set by the Chair of Student Life Exec, including the NUSU Housing Campaign. 

Meetings:

  1. Community Unity Group - A University meeting working with NUSU, Northumbria and other stakeholders on current issues in accommodation and the local community. 
  2. Student Life Exec – a NUSU meeting where members of the Student Life Exec (SLE) lead on campaigns and projects decided within the Exec to enhance and improve student life for the students they represent. 
  3. Student Council – NUSU’s highest student representative body that gives you and all the students of Newcastle University a say on what your Students’ Union should be focusing on and how it’s run. 
  4. Relevant stakeholder meetings depending on current projects, campaigns and issues. 
  5. Students In Newcastle Forum (SINF) Housing Sub Group – This group meets 3 times per year to discuss current housing issues and feeds into the main SINF. Members include representatives from NUSU, City Council and Northumbria SU. 

Social responsibility, sustainability, and effectiveness are three of NUSU’s key values. Helping NUSU achieve these values, the Ethics & Environment (E&E) Rep works with students and on behalf of students to push forward with NUSU’s sustainable values, ethicalr esponsibilities, and each of our individual roles as global citizens.  Time commitment (average over a period of office): at least 1-2 hours per week.  This volunteer role is a position elected each academic year at NUSU Student Council.  It is elected at the last meeting of the academic year. 

How to Apply: 

This role is elected at NUSU Student Council during the last meeting of the year. Don’t let that put you off as it is a pretty simple process of coming forward and giving reasons as to why you would be great for the role. The Your Voice team can talk you through the process and the full job description. We are here to help. Email to find out more or register your interest. 

Main Tasks: 

  1. Works with the NUSU President to implement policies on sustainability.  
  2. Convenes the Student Environment & Sustainability Committee at least six times a year.  
  3. Liaises with student sustainability representatives from Schools and NUSU societies to deliver activities, initiatives and campaigns. 
  4. Works with the University’s Sustainability Team to promote student engagement, representation and stainable development across the University. 

Meetings:  

  1. Student Life Exec (SLE) - a NUSU meeting where members of SLE lead on campaigns and projects decided within the Exec to enhance and improve student life for the students they represent. 
  2. Student Council – NUSU’s highest student representative body that gives you and all the students of Newcastle University a say on what your Students’ Union should be focusing on and how it’s run.? 
  3. Student Environment & Sustainability Committee – a student focused committee, chaired by the E&E Rep, that looks at environment and sustainability issues across the University. 
  4. University Environment and Sustainability Committee – the University’s committee for discussing environment and sustainability issues across campus.  
  5. Officer’s Forum – a bi-monthly meeting of NUSU Sabbatical Officers, Liberation Officers, NUSU Chairs and the E&E Rep.