Newcastle University's Students' Union

Newcastle University’s Students’ Union (NUSU) is a gateway to a wide range of services, facilities and opportunities to help you enjoy your time at university and develop valuable new skills.

Multi-million pound refurbishment      
NUSU reopened in 2011 following an £8m refurbishment. The inside of the Grade II listed building has been transformed, with some outstanding new facilities in the heart of campus:

  • 24-hour computer clusters and social learning areas
  • brand new Student Advice Centre
  • a dedicated sports, societies and volunteering area
  • revamped bar serving food and drinks
  • huge gig and event space, hosting live gigs and regular Saturday club nights
  • Subway sandwich shop, Starbucks coffee, banking services and ATMs
  • café with facilities to work and relax
  • shop selling student essentials
  • IT repair centre
  • print design service

The Union Building has the best social reputation on campus. It hosts a variety of events including gigs and an annual CAMRA Real Ale Festival.

It's a great place to enjoy a drink with friends or get a bite to eat. The on-site shops make it easy to pick up study essentials between lectures.

The Students’ Union has:

  •  Give It a Go Scheme programme of one-off taster activities, helping you to make the most of your spare time
  • Go Play programme, giving you chance to try a new sport under the guidance and support of coaches, with no experience or commitment necessary

The Union Building is also home to:

  • over 200 student societies. The Postgraduate and Mature Student Society provides a programme of social and cultural events
  • The Courier, our weekly student newspaper which won the 2012 Guardian Student Media Award's Student Publication of the Year
  • Newcastle Student Radio, which broadcasts 24 hours a day
  • Athletic Union, which coordinates about 57 sports clubs

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