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Newcastle University’s Students’ Union is at the heart of campus and is the hub of student life. It warmly welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students for support, guidance and social opportunities.
The students’ union is run by a group of six elected officers who are financially supported by NUSU, as well as part-time officers who represent the voice, opinions and concerns of students at the university. The Union is available 24 hours a day and is there for every student throughout their time at university with support, places to eat, study, and socialise.
Clubs and societies
The university runs over 200 clubs and societies, ranging from the Cheese and Wine Society to Creative Writing. There are plenty of sports clubs including fencing, cycling and ice hockey, as well as football, rugby and tennis. Students can even set up their own club.
Newcastle’s Students’ Union ‘Give It a Go’ programme offers one-off taster activities to help students make the most of their spare time and means everyone can try a new hobby (from arts and crafts to rock climbing), without previous experience or making a future commitment.
Newcastle was ranked the Number One Place in the World to visit in 2018 by Rough Guides, and offers something for everyone, with a bustling city and surrounding countryside. There are two large parks located right in the city centre and next to the campus.
The university campus is compact, beautiful and located in the city centre, so students really are at the heart of everything that’s going on. Traditional red-brick buildings sit comfortably alongside contemporary new builds, while close by, students can explore picturesque open grassland and wooded areas providing plenty of green spaces for relaxation.
The city is full of amazing places to unwind, including the famous Quayside with its iconic bridges, the many art galleries, international music and comedy venues and a diverse range of bars, clubs and restaurants. No wonder so many see Newcastle as their second home once they have visited. And with excellent transport links, including the city’s own Metro trains, the coast, the countryside and the international airport are all in easy reach.
Newcastle is a premier shopping destination with high-street names and boutique brands at Eldon Square, one of the UK’s largest city-centre malls. Combine this with a bustling indoor market, independent shops and a range of global food stores, all just a few minutes’ walk from the Newcastle campus. It’s no wonder that Newcastle has a reputation as one of the best shopping destinations in the North of England.