Institute for Social Renewal



There are many networks that you can get involved in, within the university and beyond.

NISR supports the networking of researchers, both within the university and without. A selection of networks we support are:

We work with a range of organisations including local authorities (e.g. Newcastle City CouncilGateshead 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.