The Newcastle University Students' Association
(NUSA) represents undergraduate students at the University of Newcastle
, NSW, Australia. The organisation is one of four student organisations at the university (the others being UoN Services Ltd
, Campus Central
(a student guild at the university's Ourimbah
campus), and NUSport
) and focuses on advocacy, political representation and organising as well as providing welfare services and supporting a student based food co-operative.
NUSA publishes the student magazine "Opus" quarterly.
Additionally, NUSA has a generally negative reputation on campus as members of the NUSA council concentrate their efforts on fringe ideological politicking.This generally results in NUSA representing only a fraction of the student body as a whole.
NUSA has long been held by the left factions of the National Union of Students of Australia
usually by either the National Broad Left or the National Organisation of Labor Students or more often by the two, cooperatively. Both the NBL and NOLS dissolved in the period of late 2005 and early 2006. Despite the Howard Government's Voluntary Student Unionism legislation causing massive cuts to both staffing and service levels at NUSA , it continues to provide independent representation through independent and university funding. NUSA maintains a strong relationship with the other unions on campus such as the CPSU, NTEU and LHMEU by joining with them... Read More