Meet the Freshers' Week Organisers

Hi everyone, we’re Boni, Chloe, Kieran and Josh and we’re the team of students that’s organising Freshers’ Week this year! This means we spend the summer trying to make your Freshers’ Week the best week of your life.


Hi, I’m Boni and I’ve just graduated with a degree in Politics and History. My main responsibility for Freshers’ Week is logistics – in other words, I’m timetable queen!


I’m Chloe, I’ve just graduated with a degree in Art and my main role during Freshers’ Week is all things Health and Safety as well as organising some of our fab daytime activities!


Hi! I’m Kieran, I’ve just finished my Masters in Maths and Statistics and I’m in charge of the finances this year, so part of my job is to ensure you get the most out of your wristband!


Hey I’m Josh and I’m in charge of Marketing for Freshers' Week 2017, working with the Students’ Union’s amazing Marketing department!

Meet your Students' Union Sabbatical Officers

Ronnie Reid

President of the Students' Union

Hi! My name is Ronnie Reid, and a massive welcome Fresher’s Week 2017. The stage is all set for all of you to have an amazing time, meet new friends and try lots of new things.

Rowan South

Education Officer

Hey! My name is Rowan South and I am your Education Officer for the 2017/18 academic year. My job is to represent you the students in all matters involving your education, whether it be assisting with an individual academic query or representing the student body as a whole on University Senate, I will endeavour to achieve the best possible outcome for you!

Sarah Craggs

Welfare & Equality Officer

Hi! I’m Sarah, your Welfare and Equality Officer for 2017/2018! I am here to represent and guide you on matters outside of your academic life! Throughout the year, I will be running liberation and informative campaigns to support and represent your student interests, from mental health awareness, to housing and financial advice.

James Sproston

Editor of The Courier 

Now then, I'm your Editor of the Courier, which means I'm in charge of all student media here at Newcastle. We run a weekly term-time newspaper called The Courier, and have both a radio and a TV station, NSR and NUTV. We're both your weekly source of news, sport and culture, and a quality opportunity to get involved in media, so keep an eye out for us because we may come in useful.

Clara Pettitt

AU (Sports) Officer

I’m Clara, the Athletic Union Officer for 2017/2018. My role for the year is to ensure that all sports students across Newcastle University fulfil their potential and have an enjoyable experience, getting as many people involved in sport as possible. I act as a point of contact for students interested in sport so if you love sport come and speak to me. I will be running campaigns throughout the year, reporting on fixtures and results, organising Stan Calvert (our annual varsity match) and ensuring everyone loves sport.

Rebecca Bainbridge

Activities Officer

Hi, I’m Rebecca Bainbridge and I am your Activities Officer for 2017-18. I oversee all societies at Newcastle. We have over 190 societies for you to join so I would be surprised if there wasn’t something that interested you.