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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They represent a blueprint for peace and prosperity that all its member states adopted in 2015.

Find out more about how Newcastle University is working towards these goals to help create a better and fairer world.

Goal 16

The University is governed by representatives of the staff and student population. University Council, the executive governing body, is:

  • chaired by an external partner to ensure that we are well connected to our stakeholders

We also have a Students’ Union which supports our student community, separately from the University.

We ensure that we connect and support our local community through our Engagement and Place work. Within Engagement and Place, we have a Social Justice Advisory Group.


Our activity

University Governance

The University’s highest governing body is Council. Attendees of Council include:

  • student representatives (Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers),
  • faculty members
  • professional services colleagues

Students’ Union

Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) is run for students, by students. The NUSU building is in the middle of our central Newcastle campus.
NUSU offers many services to students including forums, societies and welfare support. Elected Sabbatical Officers drive positive change in the Union and the University.

Engagement and Place

Engagement and Place is one of the strands of the University’s Vision and Strategy. It ensures that we have positive effects on the places in which we operate.

Our engagement work aims to benefit communities economically, politically, culturally and socially. Jane Robinson leads the strategy work as Pro-Vice Chancellor of Engagement and Place.

Social Justice Advisory Group

The Social Justice Advisory Group focuses on addressing social and environmental justice issues.

The group membership includes representatives from:

  • the University
  • the Students’ Union
  • the local voluntary
  • community and social enterprise sector
  • local authorities