Jesmond Dene Walk
Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Jesmond Dene Walk

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and visit Jesmond Dene, a tranquil oasis just outside Newcastle’s City Centre. We will be taking you on a guided tour around the beautiful surroundings you can visit Pet’s Corner, where you’ll find everything from alpacas to pot-bellied pigs, a boating lake and if we’re lucky the ice cream van will be there too!

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk and we’ll take you there.

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Open Top Bus Tours of the City
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Open Top Bus Tours of the City

  • Claude Gibb Halls of Residence (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hop on board for FREE and discover all of Newcastle’s fabulous sights and ancient secrets from St James’ Park to the Quayside’s famous bridges. Take your parents along before they go home or if you’ve got children, bring them along for the ride.

Tours will be taking place at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Meet at Claude Gibb Halls of Residence.

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intu Metro Centre Shopping Trip
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

intu Metro Centre Shopping Trip

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Indulge in some retail therapy or pick up some essentials for your new student home, as we take you on a tour of one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Please note there is limited spaces for this trip. Pre-book your space on the bus at the SU Welcome Desk (City) or email su.enquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk and we’ll take you there.

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Board Games Social
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Board Games Social

  • Escape @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Love playing board games? Then you’re in luck, we’re holding a games session right here in the SU where you’ll be able to meet your fellow freshers while playing some of your favourite board games. We’ve got everything from Risk and Ticket to Ride to BattleShip and Scrabble – don’t miss it!

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Tynemouth Market and Beach Trip
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Tynemouth Market and Beach Trip

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

£4 for return travel

We’ll be taking you on a guided trip down to the coast to show off one of our regions gorgeous beaches. The best bit about this trip is on Sundays Tynemouth Metro station is home to a fantastic market, filled with delicious food and gifts as well as old books and antiques.

Book your space online here or at the SU Welcome Desk (City Campus) when you arrive.

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk at 11am and we’ll take you there.

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Ten Pin Bowling
Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Ten Pin Bowling

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

£3

Let’s bowl, lets rock and roll .See how your strike skills measure up against your new friends.

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk at 1.30pm and we’ll take down to the bowling alley in Eldon Square, Newcastle.

Click here to buy your ticket or you can buy yours at the NSU Welcome Desk when you arrive on campus.

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Freshers’ Fair (DAY 1)
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Freshers’ Fair (DAY 1)

  • Domain @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come along to get freebies and amazing discounts from all the local bars, restaurants, clubs and shops as well as info from key University services. This Freebie-a-thon lasts for two days so make sure you come along both days to make the most of the amazing giveaways.

What’s more, there’ll be loads of fun things happening outside of the SU too – we’ve got crazy golf, ping pong, air hockey and whole host more.

The stall holders change from day one to day two, so make sure you come to both days to enjoy second helpings of fab freebies!

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University Central Welcome Event
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

University Central Welcome Event

Make sure you go along to the Central Welcome event to get well and truly introduced to life at Northumbria University. Plus, this will be a great chance to meet other freshers.

There will be four separate inductions organised by faculty:

12pm - 1pm Engineering and Environment

1pm - 2pm Business and Law

2pm - 3pm Arts, Design and Social Sciences

3pm - 4pm Health and Life Sciences

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Café Crawl
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Café Crawl

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prefer a coffee over a cocktail? Fair enough, bar crawls aren’t for everyone, we’re dialling the mayhem back a bit and taking you on a guided tour to show you around some of Newcastle best cuppa and cake spots.

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk and we’ll take you around the best places in town.

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Freshers’ Fair (DAY 2)
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Freshers’ Fair (DAY 2)

  • Domain @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s day two of the legendary Freshers’ Fair – come and get your second helping of freebies, vouchers, discounts not to mention free food! You’ll be guaranteed to leave loaded with goodies!

There’ll also be lots of fun things taking place outside our building for you to get involved in with your new mates – crazy golf, ping pong and more!

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Grainger Market Trip
Sep
24
1:30 PM13:30

Grainger Market Trip

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let us take you on guided tour to one of Newcastle's oldest and most popular markets. Grainger Market has something for everyone! Top Tip: Check out pizza by the slice – the biggest slice of pizza you’ll have!

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk at 1.30pm and we’ll take you there.

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Good Food on a Budget Workshops
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Good Food on a Budget Workshops

  • Training Room 1 & 2 @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So you’ve moved away from home and don’t have loads of experience cooking? Fear not, NSU is here to help. We’re bringing you a food workshop where you’ll learn all about doing a food shop on a budget and what kind of things you can make out of it! Fancy coming along? Register at the NSU Welcome Desk or by emailing su.enquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

Workshops run 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

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Newcastle Trampoline Park Trip
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Newcastle Trampoline Park Trip

  • Welcome Desk @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get bouncing with your new mates at Newcastle’s Trampoline Park. There’s a huge jump arena which includes a fidget ladder, slack line, foam pits, performance walls and more!

Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk and we’ll take you there. Meet at 4pm and we’ll be returning to campus at 6pm.

£6 per person for return travel and trampolining

Tickets coming soon.

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Societies and Volunteering Fair
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Societies and Volunteering Fair

Come along to our Societies and Volunteering Fair and find out about the many ways you can get involved at NSU, whether that’s joining one of our 100+ Societies or taking part in one of the countless volunteering projects – or even both!

Coming to university is all about trying new things and meeting new friends; this fair is the perfect chance to find your people – we have everything from politics and faith-based societies through to a Harry Potter Appreciation group! If nothing takes your fancy, NSU is here to help you set up and lead your own society and help fund your activities, who’s up for it?

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The Big Gamer Party AND After Party
Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

The Big Gamer Party AND After Party

  • Reds @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join our Computer Video Game Society for an epic celebration of all things video games at our Big Gamer Party.

With fifteen stations to choose from, race your way down Rainbow Road, take on your friends at Fifa or mess about on Minecraft. Either way, there’s something for everyone of every skill level.

We’ll be serving up pizzas and goodies to keep you going, win or lose and we’re even throwing a Big Gamer Raffle, where one lucky winner will be walking away with a Nintendo Switch!  

Stick around once the gaming is over for the first society led club night of the year, when we’ll crank up the music, open up the bar and see if your dance skills are as good as your gaming skills. The after-party also takes place in Reds from 8pm - late!

 

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Late Arrivals Tea Party
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

Late Arrivals Tea Party

  • Reds Bar @ Northumbria Students' Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Arrived at Northumbria a little bit later? We’ve got you covered. We’ve organised a tea party for those who’ve just arrived on campus. We’ll provide the cake and refreshments so you can concentrate on chatting to your fellow freshers. 

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