On the 1st October, the newly elected General Secretary, Simon Felton, took office replacing Jim Ewing who has served the post for the past year. The NPCs office has therefore been moved to the University of Birmingham Guild of Students in Birmingham where Simon is based and has been a student for the past 4 years. His first degree was in Political Science and he has just completed his MSc in Urban Regeneration Research and Policy. Simon has been involved with BUGS for four years and was most recently the Postgraduate and Mature Students Officer helping to reform the PG Research Student Reps scheme. I hope that my experience can help shape postgraduate support in the UK to enhance the student experience and that I can further postgraduate education. You can hear more from Simon in his plans for the year ahead on page 4.