School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Student Life

Student Life


Find out more about the vibrant, dynamic and exciting social scene at Newcastle University.

Student societies

Many of our students are members of student societies. They're a chance to meet other students for regular meet-ups, social events, trips and lectures. 

The Students' Union website has information about the societies you can join when you get to Newcastle. These include:


We're a top 10 University for sport (British Universities and Colleges rankings), with over 65 student-led sports clubs, covering a wide range of sports from beginner to elite level. Our sports clubs, known as Team Newcastle, are part of the Athletic Union which operates out of the Students’ Union. We've recently invested in expanding our sports facilities, including a new Sports Centre with a range of indoor and outdoor facilities.

Life in Newcastle

Newcastle is a lively and exciting place to live. There's lots to do and see, and a great selection of shops and eateries to explore. Visit out central website to find out more about:

Historical Visits

Get out of the city and explore your fascinating and beautiful surroundings during our regular trips to classical and historical Northumbria.

During your time here at Newcastle University, there'll be plenty of opportunity to get out of the city and explore your fascinating historical surroundings.

Please note: Covid-19 restrictions will impact group excursions in the 2020-21 academic year. Please speak direct with Dr Phillippo if you are interested in visiting these locations independently.

From the discovery of exotic treasures in Bede’s burial, to the essential supply of coal to the Industrial Revolution, Northumbria has fascinating connections to the history of the world.

One of our valued Classicists, Dr Susanna Phillippo, has run informal trips to the surrounding area for eight years now, and there is certainly much to be gained by attending these interesting excursions.

Regular trips include:

  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Roman ruins in Corbridge
  • Alnwick town and castle
  • historical and classical Newcastle

The trips are open to and enjoyed by students of all schools at the University, but are of particular interest (and academic value) to history, classics and archaeology students.

For more information about the trips please email Dr Phillippo or join the Classics Facebook page. You can also read further details about some of our visits on the school blog Polaris.

Warkworth Castle photograph (1,790KB)


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers both academic support and pastoral support. Further support is offered by central University services.

School support

Degree Programme Directors are there to give you academic support on your particular programme, such as module choices and general academic queries.

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

You may also want to speak with our Student Wellbeing Adviser. Contact them by emailing

You can also go to the School Office (on the 1st floor of the Armstrong Building) for general queries, such as information about:

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

University support

Other support services include the Student Wellbeing Service which offers confidential advice and support on issues such as:

  • finance
  • disability
  • mature students
  • students with children
  • emotional health
  • mental wellbeing