NUSA Council Elections
By-Election Nominations are still open!
If you would like to become a part of the NUSA council please see the bottom of this page for copies of the nomination form, process and position details.
As of 14th January, 2019 - NUSA By Election nominations are open for the following vacancies:
Science and IT (2 positions)
Education and Arts (1 position)
Business and Law (1 position)
Note: All received nominations will remain open for 5 academic days from receipt of nomination. For all faculty representative positions, only students from each faculty may nominate, second and/or vote for the members of their faculty. You may not nominate, second and/ or vote for members of other faculties.
Applications must include; a completed Nomination Form (inclusive of 2 nominators); and an A4 Candidate Policy Statement – on why you will make the best candidate for the role you are applying for. Applications may also include of a photograph of yourself (10cm by 10cm maximum). All Applications must be returned to the Deputy Returning Officer in the NUSA Building.
Please note: Only eligible students as outlined in the NUSA Constitution can nominate. All nominees are expected to have read the Constitution.
Key Election Documents
What 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.
How do I nominate?
To nominate for a position on NUSA Council, you need to fill out a nomination form and complete a policy statement (outlining why fellow students should elect you etc). You will also need two fellow students to sign your form to both nominate and second you. After this is done, hand your nomination form and policy statement in to a Deputy Returning Officer at the NUSA Building.
Where can I find out more about the election process?
The conduct for elections is outlined under Section 5 of the NUSA Constitution. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
What 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 (listed above). Check those out for a better idea about what you will be expected to do.
I want to nominate but I am unable to hand in my nomination form before the close of elections.
If you are experiencing exceptional circumstances that prevent you from travelling to the NUSA Building on Callaghan campus to submit your nomination in-person across the whole nomination period, please contact NUSA and the Returning Officer immediately.
No nominations will be accepted after 4:00pm on the closing date advertised, however at the Returning Officer's discretion, in exceptional circumstances an alternate option may be arranged for you to submit your completed nomination and receive an election slip prior to nominations closing.
This should be arranged with the Returning Officer well in advance of nominations closing. Requests made on the final day of nominations being open will generally not be accepted.
Annual General Elections for 2018 NUSA Council
The Outcome of Nominations and Notice of Election can be found here.
Results: Voting for contested positions in the General Elections closed at 3:00pm on Friday 13 October 2017. Following the conclusion of the vote count, the election results have been declared by the Returning Officer. Detailed results are available here.