The academic year starts with Welcome Week on Monday, 28 September 2015 when there will be a range of activities to help you settle in to student life.
The Welcome Week timetable is your guide to the activities we've planned to help you settle in to your new degree programme. You will choose your modules during Welcome Week.
The University also holds an International Welcome Programme for international students which includes both formal and informal sessions to help you settle in to life at Newcastle University.
New postgraduate taught students
Welcome Week timetable (PDF: 38KB) for postgraduate degrees in International Multimedia Journalism, Media and Journalism, and Media and Public Relations.
Programme Handbook (PDF: 1108KB) for MA Media and Journalism, MA Media and PR, MA International Multimedia Journalism.
Welcome Week timetable (PDF: 21KB) for postgraduate degrees in Art, Museum and Gallery Studies; Heritage Studies; and Museum Studies.
Introductory reading lists are available for the following degrees:
In advance of joining our media degrees we recommend you familiarise yourself with the media landscape in the UK by reading newspapers online.
In advance of joining our Art, Museum and Gallery, Heritage or Museum Studies degrees, we recommend you visit as many museums, galleries and heritage sites as possible and look at their presentation and interpretation with a critical eye. For advice on how to gain voluntary experience in museums, galleries and heritage sites, read our information on gaining voluntary experience (PDF: 127KB).
Postgraduate research students
A selection of welcome sessions have been planned for new and returning postgraduate research students starting on Monday 28th of September 2015. Information about these sessions will be circulated by e-mail. If you require any further information students should contact Jane Hagger.
University Induction Information
The University's pre-arrival website contains registration and induction information for all new students:
You can find more information about how to prepare for your time at Newcastle in our Student Guide.
Returning Masters and PhD Students
Registration information for returning students is available on the Student Progress website.