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Get to Know Your Students Union Disability Officer for Newcastle College

Let’s get to know the NSCG Students' Union (SU) Team for 2023/24! Read on to find out more about what your new officers want to achieve in their roles this year and discover a few fun facts about them too…

Find out more about Newcastle College's SU Disability Officer, Ed Cager


Name: Ed Cager

Role: Students' Union Disability Officer at Newcastle College

Studying: Level 3 Health and Social Care

Former school: Home Schooled

Why did you run for the position?

I ran for my position because I have a drive to support others. Through my own personal experiences I understand how difficult life can be due to a variety of circumstances or problems we can encounter.

Through my course I’ve gained an understanding of how to support a variety of people and want to ensure that everyone’s voices are heard to ensure that the College is accessible to anyone, regardless of ability.

What would you like to achieve during your post?

I would like to get feedback from students with a disability on how they are finding their studies at NSCG, whether good or bad. I’d like to use this feedback to make positive changes to our environment, by making reasonable adjustments or through removing barriers that some people may face.

What makes you passionate about this position?

My own life has been impacted by my disability, but having overcome certain difficulties, I feel motivated to try and help others overcome their own, no matter if they are small or large.

What are you looking forward to over the next 12 months?

I’m extremely excited to work with the Students' Union and the student community across the College. Also, I'm looking forward to doing well in my exams - hopefully! And getting accepted into university.

What’s your favourite thing about studying at NSCG?

The staff - always. They are incredibly supportive and are with you every step of your journey. I have only positive things to say about them!

Tell us a random/interesting fact about yourself.

I’ve been at College for almost four years now, so I feel like I know it well!

What 5 words would your friends use to describe you?

Hard-working, responsible, helpful, engaging and curious.

What are your hobbies/interests?

Reading, writing, guitar and games.

What’s your favourite NSCG hangout?

Starbucks has a nice atmosphere but the LCR is great to just relax in to read or study by yourself!