School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Student Life

Student Life


Find out more about the vibrant, dynamic and exciting social scene at Newcastle University.

Student societies

Many of our students are members of student societies. They're a chance to meet other students for regular meet-ups, social events, trips and lectures. 

The Students' Union website has information about the societies you can join when you get to Newcastle. These include:


Intra Mural Sport (IMS) is a programme of weekly sport activities available to all Newcastle University students. Students of all sporting abilities are encouraged to join in. 

Our Centre for Physical Sport and Recreation offers a range of sports facilities, including a gym.

Life in Newcastle

Newcastle is a lively and exciting place to live. There's lots to do and see, and a great selection of shops and eateries to explore. Visit out central website to find out more about:

Historical Visits

Get out of the city and explore your fascinating and beautiful surroundings during our regular trips to classical and historical Northumbria.

During your time here at Newcastle University, there'll be plenty of opportunity to get out of the city and explore your fascinating historical surroundings.

From the discovery of exotic treasures in Bede’s burial, to the essential supply of coal to the Industrial Revolution, Northumbria has fascinating connections to the history of the world.

One of our valued Classicists, Dr Susanna Phillippo, has run informal trips to the surrounding area for eight years now, and there is certainly much to be gained by attending these interesting excursions.

Regular trips include:

  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Roman ruins in Corbridge
  • Alnwick town and castle
  • historical and classical Newcastle

The trips are open to and enjoyed by students of all schools at the University, but are of particular interest (and academic value) to history, classics and archaeology students.

For more information about the trips please email Dr Phillippo or join the Classics Facebook page. You can also read further details about some of our visits on the school blog Polaris.

Warkworth Castle photograph (1,790KB)

Student Voice Committee

The Student Voice Committee (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) is made up of both staff and student representatives. Its aim is to improve communication between the two and discuss matters of mutual concern.

‌Any issues raised by the Student Voice Committees are passed to the Board of Studies for more formal discussion.

Details of your degree and stage representative can be found below and on the notice board in the Student Lounge in the Armstrong Building.

Please feel free to contact your Undergraduate SVC student reps or your Postgraduate SVC student reps with any concerns or ideas. Click on the name of the representative to email them directly or contact them via the University App.

If you would like to be considered to be a student representative next year please fill in the or the SVC PG application form‌ and send to Sajidah Saleem.

Student Voice Committee member nominations for Chair and Deputy Chair will take place during the first meeting.

Annual Reports


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers both academic support and pastoral support. Further support is offered by central University services.

School support

Degree Programme Directors are there to give you academic support on your particular programme, such as module choices and general academic queries.

Personal Tutors are there to give you help and advice on your general and personal welfare.

You can also go to the School Office (on the 1st floor of the Armstrong Building) for general queries, such as information about:

  • term dates
  • assignment extensions
  • year abroad issues
  • looking up your student records
  • changing your contact details

University support

Other support services include the Student Wellbeing Service which offers confidential advice and support on issues such as:

  • finance
  • disability
  • mature students
  • students with children
  • emotional health
  • mental wellbeing