Student Wellbeing

Newcastle for Student Parents

Newcastle for Student Parents

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Family Activities

Newcastle is full of interesting and fun-filled opportunities for parents and children. Whether you are looking for somewhere to go, something to do, volunteering or support, you are bound to find it on one of these resources.


Netmums is a valuable resource for any parent. This website lists various information on activities in your local area such as baby and toddler groups, ideas for school holidays, places to go and after school clubs.

Newcastle Families Information Service

The Newcastle Families Information Service is a useful guide to organisations, childcare and events for families in Newcastle.


Sure Start

Sure Start Children’s Centres are for children under five years old and their families, where skilled staff are on hand to give help and advice. You can go there for health sessions and advice, parenting and family support, play sessions and childcare and it is a place to meet other parents and carers. Visit the SureStart Newcastle website to find your local centre.


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Baby Changing On Campus

Need to know where the baby changing facilities on Newcastle University campus are?


If you are on campus and have small children, please note that Newcastle University and the Students Union have baby changing facilities. These can be found at King's Gate on level 2, Hadrian Building, the Students Union and the Robinson Library.

There will be additional facilities in due course through ESS refurbishment. The Student Wellbeing and Student Union websites will be updated in due course

Real Student Parent Stories

What's it like to study at Newcastle from a parent's perspective? Read the stories of 8 students who are parents.

• Intan Juliana Abd Hamid, mother of four

• Emmanuel Ayodele father of two

• Jane McRobb, mother of five

• Lisa Nevens, mother of two

• Tim Porter, father of one

• Robin Wardle, father of two

• Joanna Wharton, mother of two

• Andrea Wilkinson, mother of one

Useful Links

Where to find additional useful information for parents in Newcastle.


Toy Library

Childcare and Schooling

Transport and Practicalities

Useful Contact Information