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Health and Wellbeing

We aim to look after your mental and physical health at work.

We’re committed to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all colleagues. Our wellbeing strategy aims to support our mission and core values of freedom of thought and expression, freedom from discrimination and the recognition that the university’s employees are its greatest asset.

We integrate wellbeing in all work activities to create a positive environment that promotes colleague engagement, performance and achievement.

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Our wellbeing strategy’s ultimate goal is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of university colleagues at work and to prevent work-associated ill health. This encompasses the physical, mental and social health of colleagues and recognises that employees’ values, personal development and work within the university contribute to their overall wellbeing at work.

We have a large workforce that is geographically, culturally and linguistically diverse. The wellbeing strategy reflects this diversity and provides direction on related issues and challenges in order to support the development of effective solutions and outcomes.

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Leisure and Recreation

Newcastle University sports and fitness centre

Our Newcastle University Sport and fitness centre is open to students and colleagues all year round. You can join as a member with one of our exceptional value for money packages, or many of our activities and facilities are also available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

No matter your level of skill and experience, we have an exciting range of fitness and sporting opportunities for you to enjoy and help to keep you fit and healthy. You’ll find a huge range of options to get you moving and we can help you stay on track, whether you’re playing a racket sport, building your strength and fitness in the gym or sweating in a group fitness class.

Our other top-quality facilities include squash courts, sports hall, studios, and grass and artificial pitches.

New Colleagues at Newcastle University are entitled to a 1 month free trial period at the Sport & Fitness Centre.  This free trial entitles those to use our gym, fitness classes and sports hall activities.  All activities must be booked prior to arrival.  Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance using our App or Online Service.  Pleaase note that booking restrictions apply, only one booking per activity can be made each day.