The Project Officer is responsible for NUPSA’s frontline services: its workshops, social events, website, newsletter, mailing list and social media platforms. Through consultation with the Executive, they make creative and logistical decisions regarding each of the association’s projects, and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that each is run successfully.
The Project Officer works with stakeholders both within and outside the University to organise workshops and events, and also attends them in person, connecting with students to promote NUPSA’s services and gather feedback for future initiatives.
Hi! I’m Hugh Milligan, NUPSA’s Project Officer. I’m not a postgraduate student like our Executive members, but I’m an alumni of the University of Newcastle; I have a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Ancient History.
As Project Officer, I organise and facilitate all the academic workshops, training sessions, social events and (most importantly) free pizza dinners we run throughout the year. Whatever’s on, chances are you’ll see me there – come over and say hi! And if you have any thoughts on how we could assist you better, or potential events you’d like us to run in future, please let me know.
Outside of work, I’m writing a sci-fi novel; it’s currently sitting at about 200,000 words. (It’s like a thesis, but with more explosions and sassy robots.) I can tell you from experience that our Shut Up and Write boot camps are enormously useful in keeping you productive, and we run them every month at Callaghan and Ourimbah campus – so if your next assignment or journal article seems like an unassailable mountain, check out our calendar and book yourself in.
I’m also a huge gamer, so (unsurprisingly) I love the Wii Wars sessions we host each month. You’ll often find me curled up with my Nintendo Switch in one of the quiet study rooms on my lunch break.