As at 26 May 2017, the following positions on the NUSA Council are open to receive nominations for by-election:

Collective Convenors

  • International Students Convenor

  • Part-Time Students Convenor

  • Postgraduate Students Convenor

Faculty Representatives (position description)

  • Business and Law (1 Position)

  • Education and Arts (1 Position)

  • Engineering and Built Environment (1 Position)

  • Health and Medicine (4 Positions)

  • Science and IT (4 Positions)

Special Group Representatives (position description)

  • Student Residences Representative

  • Newcastle City Campus Representative

  • First Year Representative (3 Positions)


1What is the NUSA Council?
The NUSA Council (NUSAC) is the governing body of Newcastle University Students' Association and serves two key purposes, one of governance and one of advocacy. Primarily, NUSAC drives the direction of NUSA as an organisation and oversees the Executive and management in delivering the strategic direction. In essence, NUSAC is similar to a board of directors of a not-for-profit company.

Additionally, as the peak representative body for students at UON, the NUSA Council also serves as a forum for debate and policy discussion on student issues. The NUSA Council develops policy platforms in conjunction with its collectives on key issues to advocate on behalf of students at UON.
2How do I nominate?
To nominate for a position on NUSA Council, you need to fill out a nomination form and complete A4 sized policy statement (outlining why fellow students should elect you etc). You will also need two fellow students to sign your form to nominate you and second you. After this is done, hand your nomination form and policy statement in to a Deputy Returning Officer at the NUSA Building.
3Where can I find out more information about the election process?
The conduct for elections is outlined under the NUSA Constitution and the Rules and Regulations. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
4What will my time commitment be?
It depends on which role you are planning to nominate for. When positions are advertised, they will generally accompany a position description. Check those out for a better idea about what you will be expected to do.