Student Services

Be Connected Week Online

Be Connected Week - Online

w/c 14th June join us for a week-long programme of blended social, support and networking activities

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 online for those connecting remotely. For everyone in Newcastle, check out our calendar of in-person events!

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

Special Collections Virtual Campus Tour

Even if you're not in Newcastle, you can still discover more about the campus by joining our virtual historical tour - our Special Collections team have compiled lots of information on the history of 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.
 

Monday 14th

Time
Activity
 
 

10am - 11am 

(UK time)

Korean Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Korean in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

 
   

10am - 3pm 

(UK time)

 Online Worshop for Creative Businesses

As part of the Unlock the City programme, join Victoria Moodie from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) to sketch out your business plan using a technique known as the Business Model Canvas.

 

 

   

12pm - 1pm

(UK time)


 

 

Glee Club

For the singers amoung us this is your oportunity to joing the Glee Club! You don't need to have any experience at all, the Glee Club is there for anyone with an interest in singing, learning to sing, etc. There's no need to book - just come along & sing! Click here to join on the day

   

Welsh Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Welsh in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

   

12.15pm - 1pm

(UK time)

Monday Motivation Exercise Class

Teaming up with our University Sports Centre, we've adapted the popular exercise class and turned it virtual. Meaning you can enjoy a fitness blast during lunch and energising your afternoon.

So, join Scott in a bodyweight session that’s firstly FUN, but also gets your sweat on with simple, easy to follow moves. Focusing on your core, legs and the biggest muscle in the body - the gluteus maximus. Book your place here

   

3pm - 4pm

(UK time)

Online Drop In

This is your opportunity to join fellow students and members of the Student Engagement and Projects Team for a chat. If you have a question they'll be on hand to help answer them, or they'll just be a friendly face and will happily chat with you. No booking required - Click here to join on the day.

   

4pm - 5pm

(UK time)

Who’s Who in Accommodation and Looking After Each Other Webinar

Find out more about our accommodation team, and find out lots of information, guidance and some top tips on how to look after each other. Click here to book

   

6pm - 6.30pm

(UK time) 

 Mindfulness

In this pre-recorded session you will get the opportunity to practice mindfulness meditation; a well-evidenced practice for reducing stress, improving focus and enhancing resilience and well-being.

Click here to join on the day

   

6pm - 7pm

(UK time) 

Rant/Vent/Study 

Come along and join in the discussion - or just use this space as a chance to rant, vent or talk about your studies. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

7pm - 9pm

(UK time)

Games Night 

Like playing games? Come and join our Games Night, have some fun and make some new friends! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

Tuesday 15th

Time
Activity
   

10am - 11am 

(UK time)

Critical writing: indicating stance

In this interactive and practical session, we’ll invite you to take part in activities working with peers in order for you to build awareness of how to make your views clear throughout your work and to ensure that your writing is critical. This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

 Motivation, Mindset & Me

This webinar will help you to understand and demonstrate the skills and attributes that employers are looking for, giving you the edge in what has become an increasingly competitive labour market.

   

1pm - 2pm

(UK time)

 Finding newspapers and audio-visual sources for your research

Whatever your research topic, newspapers can be a great source of information, with news stories and editorial opinion offering a fascinating angle on a range of subjects and themes. If you’re considering using news sources in your dissertation or you’re interested in finding out more about how they can be useful in research, join us for this one-hour interactive session in which we’ll be exploring some of the Library’s best newspaper archives, and media resources. This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

3pm - 4pm

(UK time)

Chinese Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Chinese in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

   

5pm - 6pm 

(UK time)

 Mystery Exercise Challenge

Join us for a series of Mystery Challenges to keep ourselves active. Each challenge requires you to push yourself and your personal best. Book your place here

   

6pm - 7pm 

(UK time)

Zoom Exercise Class

Join in and get fit at this fun exercise class. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

6.30pm - 7.30pm 

(UK time)

 Beginners Yoga

Our beginner yoga practices will introduce you to the fundamentals of yoga postures so that you can feel comfortable in all yoga classes and allow you to progress your practice as you wish. Book your place here

   

7pm - 9pm

(UK time)

Werewolves Night

If you enjoy playing Werewolves why not come and join fellow students in a game? There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

Wednesday 16th

Time
Activity
   

10am - 11am(UK time)

Business resources: finding and using company information for your research

This session will highlight specialist business resources within our subscriptions at Newcastle University where providers have collated company intelligence. This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

10am - 11.30am(UK time)

 Write Here, Write now

Can’t find the motivation to get that assignment started or edit that thesis chapter? Overwhelmed and struggling to focus on writing or suffering writers’ block? Missing the sense of community on campus?  Whatever you’re studying and whatever level you’re studying it at, if this sounds like you then join us for our online Write Here Write Now writers’ group.This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

11am - 12pm(UK time)

Italian Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Italian in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

   

12pm - 1pm

(UK time)

 

 

Glee Club

For the singers amoung us this is your oportunity to joing the Glee Club! You don't need to have any experience at all, the Glee Club is there for anyone with an interest in singing, learning to sing, etc. There's no need to book - just come along & sing! Click here to join on the day

   

Vietnamese Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Vietnamese in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

   

1pm - 2pm (UK time) 

 

Immigration routes into graduate employment webinar

Immigration routes open to International students are subject to frequent changes. This webinar, delivered by the Visa Team and the Careers Service, will give you information on the types of visas available if you’re looking to work in the UK after graduation and will highlight how the Careers Service can support you during your job search. 

   

Cookalong

Join in with our Cookalong, and maybe find a new favourite dish to impress your friends with! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day
   

1pm - 3pm (UK time) 

Hedgehog Friendly Campus

Newcastle University is currently a Bronze Hedgehog Friendly Campus and needs your help to become even more hedgehog friendly! We will be running a live webinar, giving you the opportunity to learn how to carry out a hedgehog survey. At a later date with Go Volunteer (currently TBC), we’ll build the hedgehog tunnels and deploy them on campus, and check them for the following 5 mornings. Book your place here

 

   

2pm - 3pm(UK time)

 

Academic Skills Development Team focus group

In order to gather feedback on the redevelopment of the Academic Skills Kit website and to inform the creation of future resources, we will be facilitating two student focus groups. If you would like to take part, for more information and to book onto this focus group visit the event page here. 

   

2pm - 4pm

(UK time)

Find a Flatmate

If you are a student who is looking to share private accommodation and wish to join with others to form a group. Come along to this event to meet who will hopefuly be your potential new flatmate! This event is for current first year registered students. For more information and to book onto this event please visit the event page here. 
   

3pm - 4pm(UK time)

Online Drop In

This is your opportunity to join fellow students and members of the Student Engagement and Projects Team for a chat. If you have a question they'll be on hand to help answer them, or they'll just be a friendly face and will happily chat with you. No booking required - Click here to join on the day.

   

4.15pm - 5pm(UK time)

Consent and Report & Support Webinar

Join this informative Webinar to learn more about consent, reporting incidents and the support that is available to you while you are a student at Newcastle University. For more information and to book onto the event please visit the event page here. 

   

6pm - 7pm(UK time)

Study Break

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

7pm - 9pm(UK time)

Bingo

Join us for a game of Bingo virtually and have a chat with fellow students. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

Thursday 17th

Time
Activity
   

9.30am - 12.30pm (UK time)

 TikTok and Your Business

Full of authentic entertainment, and chocka with animal-antics, baking challenges, and educational content, this social media platform could be the perfect place for you to promote your business and grow your brand.

Register for this workshop here

   

11am - 12pm (UK time)

Managing a Dissertation, Thesis or Research Project

Do you have questions about how best you can manage your dissertation, thesis or research project? Then bring them along to our session where you can put them to our tutors! This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

12pm - 1pm (UK time)

 Japanese Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Japanese in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here

   

2pm - 3pm (UK time)

Business resources: finding and using market research for your research

This session will highlight specialist marketing research resources within our subscriptions at Newcastle University where providers have collated market research and company intelligence. These resources provide information on industries and sectors, giving you demographic, sector and market research – domestic and international. This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here. 

   

6pm (UK time)

Pride of Newcastle University Awards

Join us to recognise the achievements, contribution to university life and the wider community through extra-curricular activities celebrating students who have shone through in the ‘Celebrating Success Awards’. For more information visit our Pride of Newcastle Award pages.

This event will be live on the Newcastle University Facebook page.

   

6pm - 7pm (UK time)

Study Break

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

6.30pm - 7.30pm (UK time)

 Zoomba Zumba

The popular Zoomba Zumba is back!

Join the Zumba Society for a fun free beginner's online class - 'Zoomba!' and practice from the comfort of your own home!

Zumba mixes dance routines with fitness, so at our class you'll get your daily dose of exercise whilst dancing and having fun!Set to a pumped playlist of Latin, pop and remixed tunes, our energetic classes are suitable for all levels.  Our qualified and experienced instructor will lead the class via Zoom, for which you need no equipment - just wear comfortable clothes and a smile! click here to book 

   

 Yoga for Beginners and Returners

This practice is aimed at those of you who perhaps have never done yoga or who are returning after a break and want to be reminded of the postures and alignment that suits your body and ability. Book your place here

   

6.30pm - 7.45pm (UK time)

 Sleep Workshop

Sleep patterns have worsened since lockdown for many and with the end of term in sight, that can only mean one thing – exams and deadlines. That’s why we're putting on a sleep workshop to help your explore techniques and theory behind a wonderful night’s sleep. Book your place here

   

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

Quiz Night

Test your knowledge in our quiz! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

Friday 18th

Time
Activity
   

11am - 12pm

(UK time)

Time management: priorities and breaks

We’ve all experienced the following scenario: Staring at the screen for thirty minutes, nothing has changed, frustration growing as we just can’t seem to get anything down. This workshop will take you through all the essentials of effective time management and task prioritisation to help you make the most of each day of your study. This event is for PGT & PGR students. For more information and to book onto this workshop visit the event page here.

   

12pm - 1pm

(UK time)

 

Georgian Language Taster Session

Ever thought about learning a new language? Now's your chance! Come along and learn the basics of Italian in a relaxed and friendly environment. Book your place here.

   

Glee Club

For the singers amoung us this is your oportunity to joing the Glee Club! You don't need to have any experience at all, the Glee Club is there for anyone with an interest in singing, learning to sing, etc. There's no need to book - just come along & sing! Click here to join on the day

   

 3pm - 4pm

(UK time)

 Getting on with Your Household Webinar

Join this informative Webinar to learn more about getting along with your household and get seom handy hints and tips. For more information and to book onto the event please visit the event page here. 

   

 6pm - 7pm 

(UK time)

Study Break

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

 7pm - 9pm

(UK time)

 Murder Mystery Night

Who did it? Come and join in the fun to solve the clues and find out who committed the murder! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

Saturday 19th

Time
Activity
   

2pm - 3pm 

(UK time)

Study Break

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

3pm - 4pm

(UK time)

 

The Study Social

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

4pm - 6pm 

(UK time)

Dance Dance

Put your dancing shoes on and join us listening to music and dancing along! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

 

Sunday 20th

Time
Activity
   

12pm - 1pm

(UK time)

Reslife Rainbow

Reslife Rainbow is our drop in for those who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community or are advocates. It’s a safe space to share information, and to make new friends.There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

 

1pm - 2pm 

(UK time)

Yoga

Relax and join in our yoga class. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

2pm - 4pm

(UK time)

Study Break

Come along and meet other students - take a study break and have a chat. There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day

   

4pm - 6pm

(UK time)

Music Quiz

Test your musical knowledge in our quiz! There's no need to book - just click here to join on the day