About the Students' Union
We’re the big red brick building on King’s Walk in the centre of campus, perfectly located to keep you entertained, well fed and with plenty of space to study. Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) is known by all of our students as the place where you really can Live, Work, and Play. We’re the social side, the welfare side and overall general fun side of your time at University. Want to party? We’re here. Need to study somewhere a little less stuffy? We’re here. Need a Subway sandwich, Domino’s pizza, Starbucks Frappuccino and get your dissertation bound, all at the same time? You guessed it, we’re here and we’ve got it all.
NUSU is led by students, for students. Your time at University really matters to us, that’s why we’ve had a huge £8 million refurbishment to make sure we can provide you with the best facilities to help make your time here with us the best it ever could be. We have a team of 6 Sabbatical officers and 5 Part Time Officers who represent you and your views from academic to welfare and all round wellbeing.
Get Involved with Clubs and Societies
It’s not like us to boast but we’re going to! We are one of the top universities in the country for societies – there are over 200 societies to choose from! Ranging from Accounting to Tango, Baking, Comedy and Dance – there really is something for everyone, whether you’re already a die-hard fan or just simply want to try something new. Got plans of your own or think Newcastle is missing out on a great society? Why not set up it up for yourself! You’ll have plenty of help from the Students’ Union. Go to www.nusu.co.uk/soc to find out more.
The Athletic Union (AU) runs all of the sports clubs at Newcastle University – our 60+ clubs mean there is something for everyone at every level and if not, you can set up a new club! We compete in the British Universities College and Sport (BUCS) league and we are currently in the top 10. Getting involved in sport and being a part of Team Newcastle is one of the best experiences you can have, so get involved!
Earn your Stripes - our brand new initiative for disability-friendly clubs! Keep a look out for sports clubs who have a bronze, silver or gold stripe which is awarded for excellent work in inclusivity. Interested in getting your club their first stripe? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Give It a Go with our Activities Programme!
'Give it a Go' is your chance to get involved in different fun activities every week during term time. With events ranging from Extreme Trampoline to pole dancing, quad biking and trips to cities across the UK you can have loads of fun for a very low cost (or even FREE)! See this term’s timetable at www.nusu.co.uk/giag, make friends on Facebook www.facebook.com/NUSUgiag or come to the Activities Centre in the Students’ Union building!
Hall Sport and Inclusive Newcastle
A weekly recreational sports programme run by the Students’ Union catering for all abilities with a wide range of sports to choose from. Play as an individual or enter one of our team sports and represent your academic course, halls of residence, society or simply put a team together as a group of friends. Get involved by emailing email@example.com
Inclusive Newcastle, our disability sport and physical activity programme, provides a wide range of services to remove the barriers you may face to participate in sport and physical activity. Working closely with local clubs and organisations, our programme is aimed at all abilities and includes the delivery of para-sports, on campus activities, a qualified staff and volunteer support team. If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Advice and Support Services
The Student Advice Centre(SAC)
The Student Advice Centre is an independent and professional service offering help and advice to students on various issues including academic housing, debt and legal issues. SAC runs a variety of different clinics - please check www.nusu.co.uk/sac for details.
Nightline is a service run by student volunteers, for students. It offers completely confidential and anonymous phone-in, e-mail and IM services for students to get in touch with trained call-takers who are 100% non-judgmental and non-advisory. They won’t tell you what to do; they’ll just be there to listen. Call if you want to talk through your thoughts, have a rant, or just have a chat! Open every night during term time from 8pm – 8am on 0191 261 2905.
Go Volunteer with NUSU
Go Volunteer is part of NUSU and helps students find the ideal community volunteering opportunity within the city.
Anyone can volunteer, it doesn't matter who you are or what experience you have. Our volunteering is designed with students in mind and requires no previous experience. As well as projects within NUSU and running our own exciting student led projects we also have some great links to a wide variety of charities and worthwhile organisations within the local community.
We have one off as well as regular long term opportunities, so whether its volunteering with children, in schools, helping the elderly or doing a spot of gardening Go Volunteer will find the project for you.
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Course Reps are elected by you and every student at Newcastle is represented by at least one. They present your views on your course to the University at Staff Student Committee meetings and then feedback any changes agreed. Make sure you find out who your Course Rep is and let them know your thoughts on your course or, if you want to become a Course Rep yourself, go to www.nusu.co.uk/courserep for more information and speak to staff on your Course to put your name forward for election. It’s a fantastic way to get involved!
Student representatives are elected in halls of residences to represent the views and opinions of students in halls. Whether you have a suggestion about how you can improve the quality of your accommodation, you want to run a campaign or organise a social, your Hall Reps will be able to help. Go to www.nusu.co.uk/hallrep for more information and look out for the Hall Rep elections in November.
Community Reps represent students in one of six wards that has a large student population. They will have direct access to local councillors, making sure that those in charge of the local communities know what improvements students want to see in their ward. Go to www.nusu.co.uk/communityrep
for more information.
Students' Union Shop and Amenities
Students' Union Shop
The shop is a convenient place to stock up on snacks and drinks and you can even pick up some Newcastle University clothing while you’re there! The SU shop also stocks a wide range of stationery (coming in handy around exam time), cards and gifts. You can even order online by visiting www.nusu.co.uk/shop
. Whatever you’re looking for, be it a branded tankard or a packet of jelly sweets, we’ll probably have it in stock!
Students' Union Amenities
The SU also have a number of providers within the building including Sploshh in-house printing, Domino’s Pizza, Subway sandwiches, Santander Bank
and Centurion IT repair services
. Head down to -1 Floor to see the great range of services on offer.
Entertainment and Social
NUSU has some great opportunities to socialise and let loose after all those lecture hours. Mens Bar and Venue are situated in the Students’ Union building and offer fantastic food and drink deals as well as providing you with unrivalled entertainment so there’s always something for everyone. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got fantastic artists coming in the next couple of months including The Pigeon Detectives and The Complete Stone Roses . Keep your eyes peeled to find out what we have in store for you and make sure you get involved.
Go to www.nusu.co.uk/social
to find out more.