School of Modern Languages

Student Life

Student Life

Find information about student societies, support services and online resources.

Student societies

Student societies are a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved with different activities.

There are more than 150 societies at Newcastle University. Some that may be of interest to Modern Languages students are:

Student support services

The School of Modern Languages offers two types of support. There is academic support, given by Degree Programme Directors, and pastoral support, given by personal tutors.

Degree Programme Directors provide academic advice about your programme. For example, they'll give advice about module choice or general academic queries.

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

We also have designated pastoral tutors who can offer help and advice on general welfare. This includes finance, accommodation and personal problems. 

You can also go to the School Office for general queries, such as:

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

Online community

As well as having access to teaching materials on Blackboard, you also have access to the online undergraduate community area.

This is divided into various sections including:

  • essential information relating to the School
  • the Modern Languages Society pages
  • useful information to help you get the most out of your degree

Student support in the University

The Student Services website provides information about University-wide support.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School also offers support to postgraduate students within the School.