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Current Students

Here you will find information for new and current students.

This page contains key information for our current students. If you are a new student joining us in September, please read the School Induction section before your arrival.

School Inductions

The first week of a new academic year is dedicated to a programme of induction and orientation activities and it is a chance for you to complete registration and settle in before teaching begins.

There are optional social activities like Fresher’s Week and compulsory activities like registration and school inductions. All you need to know before starting the new academic year can be found on the Student Welcome page. 

It is important that you complete your registration as soon as you arrive on campus and accept all Canvas invitations sent to your new email address.

Induction timetables

2023 School induction timetables are now available to download. Please note: if you are an incoming undergraduate student joining us for the first time in September 2023, you are a Stage 1 student. 

Students sitting outside the Armstrong Building.

Recommended Reading

You’re not required to read anything before you arrive but if you’d like to do some reading, we recommend these texts (PDF 128 KB). You should be able to pick them up cheaply second-hand or as e-books, but please don’t feel the need to buy them. All of the required reading will be available in the University Library, either electronically or in hard copy.


Student Voice Committee

The Student Voice Committee (undergraduate and postgraduate) is made up of both staff and student representatives. Its aim is to improve communication between the two and discuss matters of mutual concern.

Any issues raised by the Student Voice Committees are passed to the Board of Studies for more formal discussion. 

The 2022-23 degree and stage representatives have not yet been appointed. Contact details about the incoming student representative will be on the Newcastle University App and on the notice boards in the Student Lounge and on Floor 1 of the Armstrong Building by October.

Students working together around a table.