Edinburgh Napier University Nsa

Edinburgh Napier University Nsa

Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (NSA): What It Is and What It Does

NSA Edinburgh Napier UniversityThe Napier Students’ Association (NSA) is the organisation that alongside ISAS makes sure students have the best possible experience and achieve their full potential whilst studying at Edinburgh Napier University. The NSA represents the university’s student union and it can help you in many ways, from getting the necessary support for personal matters to keeping you entertained with social activities. When I was a student at Edinburgh Napier I did get involved in many NSA activities and I’m glad I did so because by doing that I met fantastic people and opened many doors for myself. Just to clarify, the NSA is a self-standing organisation and is run separately from the University (it’s run by the students for the students), but cooperates with the University on various levels e.g. to report problems or cooperate for different campaigns. Finally, their mutual goal is to make sure students are happy with their experience at Edinburgh Napier.

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So what does the NSA do exactly?

The NSA’s mission is “to work with our [=NSA’s] members, our staff, the University, the community and other stake-holder who are involved in all aspects of the Student Experience by providing the representation, student centred services and activities necessary to achieving our vision”… which translates into students representation as well as great activities and services that all students can get access to.

Representation refers to the ability of students to elect some reps (at Napier there are currently three) that can have an impact on how things are ran by the university by taking into consideration students’ feedback on various topics. The main representation role is taken by the President, who along with two VPs, is elected on an annual basis. The President is the main voice for the students who feel like something should change in the way certain things are run by the University, helps with complaints and any kind of request students might have. Similarly, the VP of Reps and Volunteers has a key role in addressing key issues raised by student reps for each course. However, the role goes well beyond that and concerns areas like event organisations and fundraising initiatives. The third executive role, VP of Sports and Societies, is responsible of making sure the existing sport clubs and societies (to which I’ll dedicate a full blog post) get the necessary resources to keep existing as well to review new proposals for new initiatives.

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In addition to representing students within Edinburgh Napier and at a larger scale within the UK Universities, the NSA is also responsible for offering students the opportunity to take part in social activities. As already mentioned, these activities not only include sports and societies, but also fundraising and local community initiatives – as well as parties, of course! ?