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Social Activities

We want you to make as many friends as possible during your time with us, so there is also a bustling social side to the Academic Summer School.

Hosted by our team of dedicated student reps, the optional social activities are free of charge and available to all PARTNERS students during the Summer School. We encourage students to take part as much as possible!

Social activities for PASS 2023 will be confirmed on timetables when they are circulated in May.

Since PARTNERS 2019, students have been able to participate in the following activities listed below.

Film Night

Lecture theatres were turned into cinema screens, with free popcorn and drinks for all.

Breakfast Club

Student reps were on hand at Castle Leazes to offer advice and directions first thing in the morning. 

I liked the fact that there were social activities as it allowed for people to meet in a less academic way.

PASS 2022 attendee (from anonymised feedback survey)

PASS Campus Quiz

A pub quiz-style event with plenty of snacks available, and prizes for the winning teams.

At PASS 2022, this was held at Newcastle University's Students Union.

Toon Tours

Attendees had the opportunity to discover Newcastle Upon Tyne (affectionately known as the Toon), with a tour delivered by current students.

This was a great way for non-local students to familiarise themselves with all of the need-to-know locations before starting university in September.

'Pizza & Games night'

Over 450 students were invited to join the mega 'Pizza & Games' night held at the University's Students Union. This activity was for commuting PARTNERS students, to get to know each other and hang out with our local student reps. From giant twister to 'what do you meme' card games - there was loads to get involved with!

So if you're local to Newcastle and therefore won't be staying in halls during PASS - you definitely won't miss out on the fun!