What your reps are up to...

NSU reps volunteer to speak up for Northumbria students, giving their time to improve the student experience. This blog is their place to share views and updates, and we hope it gives an interesting insight into some of the work going on to speak up for students at Northumbria. 

Welcoming our new leadership team!

The 2018-19 NSU Education leadership team


Every July we say thank you and goodbye to our outgoing leadership reps and welcome a new volunteer team. It’s never easy to say goodbye to students who’ve put so much into their volunteering, but it’s always exciting to see new ideas and enthusiasm.


This past year has been fantastic. Our reps have given more time and energy than any leadership rep team before. Giving hundreds of hours to speak up for students, they’ve made a real difference through their volunteering.



We celebrated them at our Education Awards in May and we were delighted to see the fantastic volunteers recognised for their outstanding contributions, both those who won awards and those nominated. From Camden Wilkinson working with University staff to get the best from the new building for computing students, to Nessa Wood pushing and petitioning so she could secure better assessment scheduling in business, to David Spoors fighting for fair pay for research students who teach, they’ve really done us proud. All of the winners and nominees impressed us – so well done!


Our new team have just started in their roles. From their applications and interviews, we think they’re going to be our best team yet! We’ve added a Lead Rep and Taught Postgraduate Rep for each faculty, as well as a Degree Apprenticeship Rep, an International Students’ Rep for Business and Law and a Women Students’ Rep for Engineering and Environment. Our new reps are raring to go, and they’ll be speaking up for you when they arrive back on campus in September.



It's important for you to know who your reps are, in case you ever need to contact them. Find our leadership reps are at https://www.mynsu.co.uk/speakup/reps/ and find your Programme Rep through the MyReps section of the Student Portal.


Even better, take the step to become a rep and make a difference for Northumbria students! Speak to your Programme Leader about becoming a Programme Rep or email su.reps@northumbria.ac.uk for more information.


Happy holidays!

The NSU Representation and Democracy team


Eyal Nachum
12:12pm on 12 Oct 19 Eyal Nachum (co-founder of Moneta International UAB) says, "Leaders have to sharpen their public speaking skills from time to time. They are the ones who establish the path for their team, develop a vision for the future, and force innovation. Therefore, to become a good leader, being a good communicator is a huge advantage."
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