Student Services

Be Connected Week In Person

Be Connected Week - In Person

Our Be Connected Programme is culminating in a one-week programme of blended social, support and networking activities focussing on a warm welcome & familiarisation of the campus for students and colleagues.

We hope that you can join us for a fun way to end the academic year for those finishing for the summer, or as a nice start to the summer for those working through.

We have lots of exciting opportunities for you to get involved, whether you are in Newcastle or connecting with us remotely. Check out our calendar of events below that are taking place in person for those in Newcastle. For everyone connecting remotely, check out our calendar of online events!

Information, events and activities will be regularly updated on the Be Connected Week pages, so please make sure you check back regularly to get involved!

All in person events will comply with Government regulations in place during this time. 

Hatton Gallery

The Hatton Gallery will be open. There will be new exhibitions and displays available to view. Booking is essential and will open Tuesday 24th May to the General public. Click here for more information. 

Special Collections Campus Tour

 Are you interested in the history of our campus? Our Special Collections team have compiled lots of information about our campus, including how our buildings were used in both World Wars and how our new Frederick Douglass Centre was named after a prominent slavery abolitionist.
Follow the walking route on our Special Collections Campus Tour and scan the QR codes to find out more about each location

Monday 14th

Time
Activity
   

8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   

10am - 11am

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

 

11am - 12.45pm

 Tezhib Workshop

Join the Turkish Society for a Tezhib (Islamic illumination workshop) and learn how to produce borders of a sketch on a paper, then paint it with dyes. All workshop participants will be provided with the necessary tools, and participants can keep their practice materials. You don't need to be part of the society to take part - everyone is welcome! Book here.

   

12.30pm - 1.30pm

 Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talk sessions are a great way to take a little time out from your work, enjoy some fresh air as we walk through one of our city centre parks and share in good conversation with others along the way.

Join with up to 9 others on a short (45mins) walk in the vicinity of the Newcastle University campus for opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and share with others.

You can find out more and register for Walk and Talk sessions here - Walk and Talk - Be Connected Week Tickets | Eventbrite

   

1pm - 2pm

Special Archives Campus Tour

Join us for a tour around campus and find out lots of interesting facts; who knew that the Student’s Union used to have a women’s entrance and that the Claremont had a paternoster lift? Click here to book this unique event and impress your peers by quoting your newfound knowledge as you walk around campus with them! This event is free but booking is essential.

Book your place here.

   

2pm - 3pm

Information / Drop In Session

We've got refreshments in the stretch tent, in front of Northern Stage, if you've got any questions come and ask them! Or just join us for a drink and a chat! 

   

3pm - 4pm

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

 

4pm - 5pm

Luther's Social

We're so excited that Luther's is open again so we've planned a social visit and we'd love for you to join us!

Join our outdoor table for a coffee or drink and chat - a great way to take some time out and meet new people!

   

Tuesday 15th

Time
Activity
   

 8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   

8.15am - 6.30pm

 Viking Themed Tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh

We're excited to join Lundgren Tours for their fascinating Viking tour of historic Lindisfarne and Bamburgh!

Book your place here. Tickets cost £35 each 

   

10am - 11am

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

12pm - 1pm

 Calligraphy Workshop

Join the Turkish Society to take part in a Calligraphy Workshop. All workshop participants will be provided with necessary tools and participants can keep their practice materials. Participants will practice initially on paper, and then write their names on a plate.

You don't need to be a member of the society to take part - everyone is welcome! This is a great opportunity to experience a different culture, lear something new, and meet people! 

   

11am - 2pm

Trip to Whitley Bay

Join NUSU on a trip to Whitley Bay. More information and booking will be available soon

   

12.30pm - 1.30pm

 Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talk sessions are a great way to take a little time out from your work, enjoy some fresh air as we walk through one of our city centre parks and share in good conversation with others along the way.

Join with up to 9 others on a short (45mins) walk in the vicinity of the Newcastle University campus for opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and share with others.

You can find out more and register for Walk and Talk sessions here - Walk and Talk - Be Connected Week Tickets | Eventbrite

   

1pm - 2pm

A Campus Tour with a difference - with information from our Special Archives Collection 

Join us for a tour around campus with a difference and find out lots of interesting facts; who knew that the Student’s Union used to have a women’s entrance and that the Claremont had a paternoster lift? Click here to book this unique event and impress your peers by quoting your newfound knowledge as you walk around campus with them! This event is free but booking is essential.

Book your place here

   

2pm - 3pm

Information/ Drop In

We've got refreshments in the stretch tent, in front of Northern Stage, if you've got any questions come and ask them! Or just join us for a drink and a chat! 

   
 

3pm - 4pm

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

4pm - 5.30pm

Walk around Jesmond Dene

Meet up with one of our local students for a chat while walking around Jesmond Dene together. 

Book here

   

Wednesday 16th

Time
Activity
   

10am-3.30pm

NUSU Societies Fair

Come and learn more about the Societies at NUSU & join in with taster sessions in various locations around campus

See the timetable here

 

8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   
 

10am - 11am

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

11.30am - 3.30pm

Surfing

We're so excited to be hitting the waves again and taking part in one of our favourite GIAG trips - Surfing at Tynemouth! This is a great opportunity to have fun, meet new people, and learn how to surf with the help of professional instructors! 

The trip includes wetsuit and surf board hire, and beginner's lessons with qualified instructors. You will need to bring a towel and swimwear/ clothes for under your wetsuit (that can get wet!). We'll be travelling by metro and you'll need either your metro card or change for zone C daysaver travel - or let us know if you'd prefer to meet us there! Book for this activity now!

   

12pm - 1pm

 Grow Volunteer

The garden at Joseph Cowen needs a good clear out as there has been nothing done this year, so if you would like to get your hands dirty preparing the planters for this season now is your chance. 

Book your place here

   

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talk sessions are a great way to take a little time out from your work, enjoy some fresh air as we walk through one of our city centre parks and share in good conversation with others along the way.

Join with up to 9 others on a short (45mins) walk in the vicinity of the Newcastle University campus for opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and share with others.

You can find out more and register for Walk and Talk sessions here - Walk and Talk - Be Connected Week Tickets | Eventbrite

   
 

3pm - 4pm

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

Thursday 17th

Time
Activity
   

8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   
 

10am - 11am

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talk sessions are a great way to take a little time out from your work, enjoy some fresh air as we walk through one of our city centre parks and share in good conversation with others along the way.

Join with up to 9 others on a short (45mins) walk in the vicinity of the Newcastle University campus for opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and share with others.

You can find out more and register for Walk and Talk sessions here - Walk and Talk - Be Connected Week Tickets | Eventbrite

   

2pm - 3pm

Information /Drop In

We've got refreshments in the stretch tent, in front of Northern Stage, if you've got any questions come and ask them! Or just join us for a drink and a chat! 

   

3pm - 4pm

Campus Tour with a difference - with information from our Special Archives Collection 

Join us for a tour around campus and find out lots of interesting facts; who knew that the Student’s Union used to have a women’s entrance and that the Claremont had a paternoster lift? Click here to book this unique event and impress your peers by quoting your newfound knowledge as you walk around campus with them! This event is free but booking is essential. 

Book your place here

   

3pm - 4pm

 

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

Friday 18th

Time
Activity
   

 8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   
 

10am - 11am

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Walk and Talk

Our Walk and Talk sessions are a great way to take a little time out from your work, enjoy some fresh air as we walk through one of our city centre parks and share in good conversation with others along the way.

Join with up to 9 others on a short (45mins) walk in the vicinity of the Newcastle University campus for opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and share with others.

You can find out more and register for Walk and Talk sessions here - Walk and Talk - Be Connected Week Tickets | Eventbrite

   

1.30pm - 3.30pm

 Silver Ring Making

Join us as we visit The Glamorous Owl - one of our favourite craft places - to make our very own jewellery! We'll be taught how to make our very own silver ring and shown how to use the tools by the workshop leader. A great opportunity to try something new, get crafty and meet people in this social activity!

Book your place here. Tickets cost £5 each 

   

2pm - 3pm

Information /Drop In

We've got refreshments in the stretch tent, in front of Northern Stage, if you've got any questions come and ask them! Or just join us for a drink and a chat! 

   
 

3pm - 4pm

Sports Centre Tour 

Our new £30m world-class gym re-opened in April this year. Why not take a tour with our Sports Staff to see our brand new studio spaces, our glass-backed squash courts, and our high-performance strength and conditioning suite? Click here to book your place

   

4pm - 5pm

Luther's Social

We're so excited that Luther's is open again so we've planned a social visit and we'd love for you to join us!

Join our outdoor table for a coffee or drink and chat - a great way to take some time out and meet new people!

   

Saturday 19th

Time
Activity
   

8am - 10pm

Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is open and free to use. The opening hours for casual court bookings have been extended. Badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis, 5-a-side football, netball, futsal, gym slots and fitness classes are all available to book now

   

9.40am - 6.15pm

 Game of Thrones Themed Tour of Hadrian's Wall

We're excited to join the fantastic Lumdgren Tours for their tour of Hadrian's Wall - this is a must if you haven't visited Hadrian's Wall before and especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan!

Book your place here. Tickets cost £35 each 

   

1pm - 2pm

Picnic Lunch

Join in with a picnic lunch - bring your own food and have a chat. Booking information available soon.