10 Things About ENSA

Objectives

The objectives of the Association are to represent the students of Edinburgh Napier University and to provide them with a range of services, as follows:

  1. To represent Edinburgh Napier students to the University and the wider community.

  2. To provide good quality advice and support to students.

  3. To maintain communications between Edinburgh Napier students at all sites.

  4. To provide social facilities for the use of the membership.

  5. To provide opportunities for the personal and skills development of members.

  6. To foster a cross-campus Edinburgh Napier University student culture and a sense of identity.
     

Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association is…

1. YOURS

ENSA belongs collectively to all Edinburgh Napier University Students, both in Scotland and across the globe. Membership of ENSA is automatic when you become a student at Edinburgh Napier.

2. STUDENT-LED

3 full-time, elected, Student Presidents lead ENSA and also form part of the Board of Directors, which sets the overall strategic direction for the organisation. ENSA 50 and various forums are all-student bodies making policy for ENSA too.

3. DEMOCRATIC

ENSA's Student Presidents are elected by their fellow Edinburgh Napier students in online elections, held every Spring. Their term of office lasts 1 year. Any Edinburgh Napier student can put themselves forward for a post - nominations usually open in February. We'll have information about how to apply here on our website and on our social media channels near the time.

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

Our students all have 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 continually winning improvements for students.

8. CARING

ENSA’s Elected Officers promote student well-being through policy and campaign work, while our ENSA Advisers 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…there are so many opportunities to learn new skills and have fun.

10. A FRIENDLY FACE

To welcome you to student life, every year ENSA hosts "Freshers Week" - a 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".

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