Vice President Education

                                                   Claudia Shaw 

I represent students on all things education related! I sit on a lot of different committees in the University, speaking on your behalf on issues that matter to you - from the Board of Governors to Educational Analytics! I support Programme Reps and Department Reps, empowering them to ensure your Northumbria experience is the best it can be.


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What Have I been up to?

Covid-19 Learning survey

We took part in the Covid-19 Learning Experience Survey, commissioned by WonkHE. Over 1000 of you responded which is AMAZING!! We’ll get the results of this soon, and this will inform the work and feedback I can give to the University next semester. If you missed the chance to fill in the survey, but still have feedback to give, email me:

Programme Rep Training

Programme Rep training has been in full force this month, it’s been lovely getting to meet so many of you. If you haven’t yet been trained, head on over to the Rep Blackboard Organisation where you can complete it online!

Student Council

Student Council was back again for the last meeting of 2020! You can read the minutes, submit a policy and submit your questions for us here!

'So you want to be a sabb' session

NOMINATIONS HAVE OPENED!! We’re on the hunt for the next lot of SU Leaders…

Manny, Anna and I hosted a ‘So you want to be a Sabb’ session, giving you the opportunity to come and find out more about what it means to be a Sabb and how YOU can run in the upcoming elections! We’re hosting another in Jan, find out more here.

Catch Up with Claud

‘Catch Up with Claud’ has been going really well. I’ve caught up with Academic Societies, Reps and Students this month – and what a wonderful bunch you are! You can book your place here.

Rep of the month

Our Rep of the Month for November was Lucia Blackmore! Here’s why… Their awareness of other student’s wellbeing is wonderful to see, and Lucia has been a clear and compassionate voice on behalf of these students. Their communication with Programme Staff has been effective and has helped to alleviate those student’s concerns.

If you want to win Rep of the Month, submit your wins, feedback and everything in between to Speak Up!

Board of Trustees

It’s our final Board of Trustees meeting for 2020 and this is where we ensure everything is running smoothly in the Students’ Union. We discuss the finances, Health & Safety, Elections planning, all things Students’ Union! It’s an important meeting that ensures everything is tickety-boo in the SU!

Plan, plan, planning

I've spent the last few days planning ahead for next sesmster, and there's some exciting stuff coming up! In January, Know Your Rights Week is coming where you can find out more about your rights as a student, a tenant, and even in the community! In Febuary, Raj and I will be revisiting Academic Misconduct and making sure you know what to avoid, and where you can get help. March will see a week focussed on supporting our Estranged and Care Experienced Students, working with the University in lobbying for the Stand Alone Pledge to be signed.


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