NISR supports the networking of researchers, both within the university and without. A selection of networks we support are:
- The North East Race, Crime and Justice Network
- The Children and Young People Research Hub
- The Centre for Learning and Teaching
- Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice
We work with a range of organisations including local authorities (e.g. Newcastle City Council, Gateshead City Council); charities; community and voluntary groups (e.g. Newcastle Council for Voluntary Services); national bodies (e.g. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, NESTA).
Many of our students also work to address community needs through volunteering with other charitable/ community organisations and through their own youth-led projects. Student Community Action Newcastle (SCAN), located in Newcastle University Students Union, helps over 3,200 students to find volunteering opportunities across the North East.