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Student-Staff Committee runner up for Pride of Newcastle University award

The student-staff committee for the School of Computing are the runners up for the Outstanding Contribution to the Student Voice award.

The Pride of Newcastle University awards, which are in association with Nissan and organised jointly by the Careers Service and the Students’ Union, recognise students’ achievements and contribution to university life and the wider community through their extra-curricular activities. The awards ceremony and celebration dinner took place on Thursday 7 June at the Newcastle Civic Centre.

The Outstanding Contribution to the Student Voice Award recognises those who have developed skills while working on behalf of the wider student community on issues that matter to students. It highlights excellence in academic and peer representation where students are often providing a voice and driving change for their peers.

The School of Computing student-staff committee (SSC) provides students with this voice, by electing a student from each stage of each degree programme to be a representative for each academic year. The committee meets four times a year, and at each meeting staff and students discuss topics proposed by both parties.

The Computing UG SSC has managed to improve student experience in the Urban Sciences Building on a wide range of issues, such as opening hours, storage and increased student safety despite facing some difficult challenges. Additionally, the SSC has increased awareness in-school of NUSU campaigns, in spite of the distance between the buildings.

Vic Godsell, Student Representative, said:

"This accomplishment could not have been possible without all of the hard work, and dedication to student representation throughout this year."

published on: 11 June 2018