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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at the NSU Welcome Desk and we’ll take you there.
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!
£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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com
Workshops run 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
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.
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?
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!