Student Welcome

International Welcome

International Welcome

Take part in International Welcome and become part of our university and city!

International Welcome

We know that moving to a new country can feel overwhelming - join our International Welcome events to find out how to make the most of your time in Newcastle, start to feel settled, and meet other students. We can't wait to welcome you to Newcastle!

Airport Meet and Greet Service

The Airport 'Meet and Greet' service at Newcastle Airport is for new students arriving in Newcastle for the first time. We will arrange for a taxi or bus to your accommodation, or a drop-off location nearby, free of charge. 

Please ensure that you are able to manage all of your luggage yourself as you may have a short walk to your accommodation from where you are dropped off.    

Our 'Meet and Greet' service will be operating September 10-12, 2024 between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

You will be greeted in the terminal by our friendly arrivals team holding welcome signs, who will arrange for a bus or taxi to your accommodation.

Booking for the September Welcome 'Meet and Greet' service will open in August 2024.

Airport meet and greet

If you arrive outside of the above 'Meet and Greet' dates, or do not want assistance from the 'Meet and Greet' service, you will have to make your own way to your accommodation. More information is available here: Travelling to Newcastle and your Accommodation

Welcome Sessions

Our International Welcome programme of events will take place 11-13 September in the Stephenson Building on the Newcastle University main campus.

Information Sessions

The schedule of information sessions will be available in August 2024.

Information Fair

The information fair will also be in the Stephenson Building from 10am to 3pm on the 11 and 12 September, and 10am to 1pm on 13 September 2024. Chat with representatives from services across the university and city and get more information about:

  • Library Services
  • Sports Centre
  • Language Resource Centre
  • NUSU (Students' Union)
  • Nexus (local transportation)
  • Northumbria Police
  • HSBC (for general banking queries)

Refreshments will be provided - chat with other new students over a tea or coffee!

Campus and City Tours

Our Students' Union will be offering several tours of the city and campus throughout International Welcome and the first week of term - why not join one and explore what the university and city have to offer?

International Welcome Program

Social Events

Social Events throughout International Welcome

Newcastle University Students' Union (NUSU) will also be running a range of social events and activities throughout the year which provide great opportunities to get to know the campus and city, and to meet other students.

Give it a Go also offers activities throughout the year that you can join, from sports or society taster sessions to full-day trips! If you're living in Newcastle University-owned or managed accommodation, you can also check out events offered through ResLife, from pizza nights to arts and crafts sessions.

Prepare for Newcastle!

Want to know more about what to expect while living and studying in the UK?

Find out more about the dynamic city of Newcastle and everything it has to offer! 

Newcastle is also located in the North East of England - read more about our vibrant region!

Read through the Belong Blog to get a sense of student life from our current students. 

Studying in the UK may be quite different compared to how you've studied before elsewhere - read through Understanding academic culture from our Academic Skills Kit to prepare for your studies in Newcastle.

The British Council has courses available that can help you prepare to make the most of your time in Newcastle, inlcuding: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK - Online Course ( and Managing Your Wellbeing When Studying in the UK - Online Course - FutureLearn. The British Council also has the Study UK blog with stories and tips about studying in the UK, from students who have experienced it!

Hear from international students about their experience living in Newcastle!

Want to know more?

You will find additional pre-arrival and registration information for all students at Newcastle in Student Welcome