About Mike Potter

As the Vice President Communications and Democracy, I oversee Student Media, Elections and Student Council
Bite the ballot

Register to Vote

The Newcastle local elections are being held on 22nd May this year and it’s your chance to have your say in what happens in your local community If you don’t register, you can’t vote If you don’t register, you can’t vote...

Why vote in the Students’ Union elections

So why vote? It’s an interesting question – the Students’ Union elections are a very busy time where campus is flooded by posters and people are incredibly excited and flamboyant. But don’t be worried, the elections are ...
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Why I ran in the Students’ Union elections…

Sometimes one decision can change the entire route that your life is going to take. Back in February 2012, I made a pretty big decision. A decision to run for a Sabbatical Position at the Students’ Union. It didn’t fit s...
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Counselling and Mental Health

The Counselling and Mental Health Support Team have organised a series of stress, relaxation and social confidence workshops which are being held right here in your Students’ Union!   If you would like support for m...
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday 18th September Societies and Volunteering Fair Fancy trying something new this year? Come along from 10 – 4 to find out what the Students’ Union has on offer for you to get involved in this year. If university ...
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Sabb Spotlight

A Sabbatical Officer is a student who was elected to run your Students’ Union for a year. There are five in total who all have specific remits. We’ve been hard at work working on our plans for the Union over the next yea...
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Academic Advice

Hi Kim and Ashleigh I struggle with writing in English because it’s not my first language. Recently I copied some sentences from an article because they expressed what I was thinking perfectly. Then, my lecturer told me ...
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Heir he is

The day everyone has been waiting for finally arrived last Monday, and people all over the world were on tenterhooks, all eager to catch a glimpse of the new royal arrival. The news was broken in the traditional way: an ...
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Annual Awards Winners!

On Thursday 2nd of May, the Students’ Union celebrated the huge successes of 2012/13 in our Annual Awards ceremony. It was an amazing event to showcase the impact of what our volunteers have achieved over the last year. ...