Your Student Union
Our Students’ Union is run by students. As a student at Newcastle College you’ll have the opportunity to have your say and contribute to decisions about what’s going on at college.
The Students’ Union is here to represent you, ensuring you have the best college experience possible, so it’s a good idea to get connected. The Union is a fun and exciting place in the college where there’s always something happening. It’s a great place to meet new people and get involved in various types of activities. You can:
become an Exec officer in our union elections.
become a course rep or part of the student council
become a volunteer and get a nationally recognised certificate for your dedication
There’s also plenty of freebies, discount booklets, magazines and vouchers available in the Student Union!
Newcastle College Students’ Union is affiliated with the National Union of Students’ (NUS) which means that they help us to represent you and your interests on a national level. By becoming a member of the NUS you’ll also be entitled to purchase an NUS Extra Card which gives you fantastic discounts in places such as:
NUS Extra costs £12 lasts for 12 months and is available online now at the NUS website.
We value the act of volunteering, believing it to be rewarding and fulfilling to both the volunteer and the wider community. We have many exciting volunteering opportunities available, including becoming part of our Guidance Team, writing for the student magazine or becoming a Student Ambassador. We also work in Partnership with SCAN (Student Community Action Newcastle) to provide external opportunities with charities and organisations such as Radio Lollipop, Cancer Research, Hattrick Project and Macmillan.
You can gain accreditation for your efforts by working towards the nationally recognised V-Involved Certificate that is highly prized by employers and even carries UCAS points.