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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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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Halls Induction
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Halls Induction

Student living by Sodexo welcomes their residents in style on the 24th September 2019. Hosted by a local comedian Joby Mageean fresh from his stint at Edinburgh fringe festival. There will be guest speakers from the Police, fire and rescue and of course the accommodation managers. This is compulsory attendance for all residents staying at either; Claude Gibb, Lovaine Halls, Trinity Square, New Bridge St., Winn or Glenamara. There will be free samples from different vendors across the city and much much more. This isn’t your usual induction! Watch this space for more information.

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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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Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Societies and Volunteering Fair Meet & Greet and Quiet Hour

Wednesday 25th September plays host to our Societies & Volunteering Fair where there will be over 100 stalls hosted by our own societies as well as volunteering groups and charities, and you can chat to all of them about the amazing activities and opportunities you can get involved in whilst at Northumbria. On this day, there will also be a designated 'quiet hour' from 10-11am with no music playing so if you prefer to attend when there is more space and you're able to hold a better conversation, be sure to head down early.

If you have access needs and wish to attend any of these fairs accompanied by one of our Sabbatical Officers or trained volunteers, please complete the following form and we will book you in for a suitable appointment: https://www.mynsu.co.uk/surveys/fairsmeetandgreet/

For more information, please contact anna2.kemp@northumbria.ac.uk

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Cycle Tours
Sep
26
10:30 AM10:30

Cycle Tours

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

Newcastle City Council have organised cycle tours of Newcastle.

City Tour – 10.30 to 11.00

City Tour – 11.30 to 12.00

City Tour – 12.30 to 13.00

Tours are leaving from the Quad (outside Northumbria Students’ Union) and all you need to do is turn up.

You can bring your own bike or if not, there are some bikes that you are available to borrow.

Please note: this is first come, first served.

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Pottery Painting
Sep
26
2:15 PM14:15

Pottery Painting

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

Fancy a bit of downtime this Freshers’ Week? Bring some mindfulness to your week by coming along to this event, where you can paint some pottery (you’ll be able to keep it too)!

We have arranged space for 30 students to attend a FREE pottery painting session with The Pottery Experience.

You will be able to pick from a selection of pottery to paint and design.

Not sure where to go? Fear not, our Freshers Team will meet you at the NSU Welcome Desk and walk you to the Pottery Experience.  

Spaces are limited and signing up doesn’t guarantee you a spot, so if you’re late you might miss out.
It’s first come first served on the day, so register now and the first 30 registered students to arrive at the Welcome Desk on the 26th September will be taken for a free mindful pottery painting experience.  

So sign up today and meet Freshers’ Team at 14:15 at the NSU Welcome Desk

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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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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The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (matinee)
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (matinee)

  • Stage 2 @ Northumbria Students Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fancy belting out “This Is Me” while you watch an exclusive FREE screening of the Greatest Showman? If the answer is yes, then don’t miss out on this fun-filled event! Head down to Stage 2, the Unions’ dedicated performance space, where you’ll get to watch the blockbuster hit and show off your best Zac/High/Zendaya impressions.

If you’ve got kids, bring them along, it’s the ideal daytime event for the while family to enjoy!

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