School of Marine Science and Technology

Student Life

General info

We hope you'll have a great time at the School of Marine Science and Technology. Find out more about what societies, sports and support are available to you.

Societies and Sports

Join the Newcastle University Students' Union.

Find out more about Sailing and Yachting Club, watersport activities, and WETSoc in the tabs above. 

Resources and support

Resources and support

Use the University's Careers Service to help you decide what to do after you graduate.

The University also has a Student Advice Centre, and a Student Wellbeing Service.

Personal tutor system

The University runs a Personal Tutor System to give you help and advice.

Your tutor is normally someone involved in the teaching of your degree programme.

They can provide help and guidance for any problems that you may have, and can refer you on to the relevant support.

Sailing & Yachting Club

The Sailing and Yachting Club has three key activities: team racing, yachting and social sailing.

We run a 'social sailing' programme, aimed at students of all ability levels from utter novice to accomplished racer. Social sailing lets anyone get out on the water in a supervised environment and have fun.

Each year we compete at the British Universities Sailing Association team racing nationals and the Yachting nationals. We own our own yacht, based at Royal Northumbria Yacht Club, and a fleet of fireflies, based at South Shields Sailing Club.

We are based at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club.

Club Activities

1st team Training: Wednesday's 1.30pm at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

All Team Training: Saturday's 11am at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Social Sailing: Sunday's 11am at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Yachting: Saturday's/ Sunday's at Blyth Yacht Club (times vary)


Check out our Facebook page to see what events we run.

Join us

See our society page for more information, or get in touch:

Ali Humphries


The society that advances the interest in all things aquatic, be they warm blooded, cold blooded or great big ships!

We organise socials which help join the Marine Scientists and the Marine Technologists together.

We also organise trips in and around Newcastle, through out the UK and even abroad.


Check out our Facebook page to see what events we run. 

Join us

See our society page for more information, or get in touch:

Email: or


Read the latest student Blog of the WETSoc trip to Meyer Werft in Germnany to see one of the worlds largest ship yards.

Meyer Werft Shipyard
WETSoc visit to Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany

Water Sport Activities

Find out what water sport activities you can get involved in.

Scuba Diving

Join the University's Sub-aqua Club.


Get involved in rowing and join the University's Boat Club.

Canoeing and Sea Kayaking

If you're interested in canoeing and kayaking, try Kim Bull Coaching and Tynemouth Canoe and Waveski Club


We have some great surfing in the north east. Try the Tynemouth Surf Co. for lessons and equipment. 

Get a surf report and forecast.

Water Skiing

You can do water skiing at the Newburn Activity Centre and Kielder Water Ski Club.

Boat Clubs

There are several clubs in the north east which let you get involved with boats and ships in different ways.

Here are just a few: