10 Things About ENSA

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Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association is…

1. YOURS

ENSA belongs collectively to all 14,000+ Edinburgh Napier University Students. Membership of ENSA is automatic when you become a student.

2. STUDENT-LED

Elected students lead ENSA – democratically through the Executive and as part of the Board of Trustees which sets the overall strategic direction for the organisation. Student Councils and Forums are all-student bodies making policy for ENSA too.

3. DEMOCRATIC

The leadership is from the student body, elected by the students, to represent the students and be accountable to the students for the things they do (or don’t do) on behalf of the students.

4. INDEPENDENT

It’s a partner in the university community but free to act on behalf of students as it thinks fit, even if this means it does not always agree with the university and is openly critical of it at times.

5. DIVERSE

14,000+ student members – different abilities, backgrounds and aspirations. ENSA celebrates diversity and works to remove unfair barriers that may prevent anyone achieving their full potential as students.

6. REPRESENTATIVE

Responsive to the broad needs of the whole student demographic – actively listening to what students want and taking forward their concerns and ideas to where they can make a difference.

7. ACTIVE

Busy and committed to winning improvements for students.

8. CARING

ENSA’s elected officers promote student well-being through policy and campaign work, while our ENSA advisors provide confidential one-to-one support to students on course, money and other issues when they need it.

9. A PROVIDER OF VOLUNTEERING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Sporty students, whether playing competitively or just for fun, members of societies, Programme Reps, conference delegates, campaigners, committee members, volunteers in charitable projects in the community…so many opportunities to learn new skills and have fun.

10. A FRIENDLY FACE

To welcome you to student life ENSA stages a Freshers’ Week full of events to get your university career off to a great start and introduce you to other new students. It works in partnership to provide a “union bar” off campus and regular club nights throughout the term to build the “Napier spirit.”