With over 160 societies and 65 sports clubs there's something for everyone here. Head down to venue on 23rd and 24th September to meet all the clubs and societies here at NUSU and sign up for as many as you want. Because there's more to uni life than studying.
Not one to be missed. With the likes of Domino's Pizza, Greggs, Amazon and Microsoft the Companies Fair is the place to be on 30th September and 01st October. Over 100 companies over 2 days, make sure you prepare for all the freebies.
Clubs and Societies Fair
Angel of the North
Need we say much about this one?
The famous landmark stands at 54m wide and 20m high, (taller than four double decker buses and with a wingspan as big as a jumbo jet!) and is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world.
Archery is a great way to prove your sporting prowess and get competitive. You’ll have the opportunity to start target practice under careful supervision from fully trained staff. They will also give you the opportunity to take part in a range of competitive Archery games.
Hatchet Harry's is bringing urban axe throwing to Newcastle! You'll be throwing axes in a competition against your friends or colleagues in a bid to get that illusive high score. All backed up with a solid soundtrack, great music and Geordie hospitality.
Bath Bomb Making- Lush
Blue Reef Aquarium
We all need to relax sometimes so why not relax in a bath with your very own bath bomb. We'll take you to Lush to get creative. We can feel the relaxation already
Use all your wits and skills against the enemy. You’ll need to employ cunning strategies and pull together as a tight-knit team of élite
die-hards. The action all takes place in The Arena itself, and this cool, sprawling, industrial setting with its heavy-duty obstacles, abandoned vehicles and provides a shoot-out atmosphere like no other.
Quite different to your usual idea of an aquarium, there is also a monkey enclosure (no, not underwater). And with the usual colourful tropical fish, there is a seal show to look forward to and an underwater tunnel full of all sorts of aquatic creatures.
This activity is right up our alley.
A little competition never hurt no one. Show off your skills, have a heap of fun and make friends for life
Bubble Football is an alternative and whacky way of playing the beautiful game. While wearing a Zorb-like inflatable bubble, players are encouraged to bounce, smash and crash into each other while fighting for possession of the ball. There is no room for fancy footwork in Bubble, regardless if you have never played football before anyone can play, no footballing ability required!
Get to know Campus...We mean you'll be here everyday for at least the next three years. So this is not only fun but super useful too. Our friendly Freshers' 2019 crew will show you how to get to the different buildings as well as give you an insight into all the hotspots on campus.
If you’re ‘feline’ tired, then this is the answer to get rested. Based at Catpawcino, have a free cuppa and get cosy with the resident cats that love attention, if maybe a bit too much!
Get to know the city you'll come to call home. We'll take you on a tour of the amazing city and show you all the best places to eat, drink and just have fun.
Scale new heights of fun at the climbing wall.
If you can scale the climbing wall there's not much else that can phase you.
Whether you like your drinks shaken or stirred become the connoisseur in your flat. Learn how to make the most popular cocktails and become the most sophisticated Fresher on campus
The title says it all, have a cuppa in this local café while cuddling up to the cute little canines at the same time! Just make sure you fight the temptation to leave with one of them.
Test your puzzle solving skills as you try to escape these action packed escape rooms. With three immersive themed rooms you're sure to have a great time.
Eldon Square Food Crawl
Grainger Market Tour
Just a stones throw away from Newcastle University campus Eldon Square hosts a huge array of culinary delights for you to explore. Get to know a handful of the great places on offer with the Eldon Square food crawl.
Now a regular for Newcastle students, Fat Hippo serve up fantastic local beef, chicken and pulled pork burgers, including vegetarian ones too.
Nestled in the heart of the city centre Grainger Market is your go to for fresh, seasonal groceries at a low cost. Get to know your way around the market and visit all the great stalls ranging from butchers to coffee shops. Grab a bite to eat at the café or head to one of the local food stalls offering fresh hot delights. Just make sure you pack plenty of bags to carry all your food home.
Hot Pod Yoga
Grey's Monument Tour
At 130 feet high, the view from the top of the Monument pillar is spectacular. Whilst your there, your tour guide will give you a great insight into the history of your new city
Based in Stack, Hatch 76 will be serving up the gourmet sandwiches and a whole host of great sides that will leave you wondering how you had gone without before.
Relieve some stress and take it easy at Hotpod Yoga. Like normal yoga just in a literal hot pod. Stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience.
Hot Pod Yoga
Glide into Freshers' 2019 with a trip to the ice skating rink. A great way to make friends and hopefully not too many bruises at the end.
So you've moved into your new room but theres just something missing. Well fear not as we have a trip running to every student's favourite place, Ikea. Fill your baskets with everything you need to make you feel at home for the next few years.
let out your inner child and bounce around at the UK's largest indoor inflatable theme park. Think giant inflatable arena filled with an exciting range of activities for you to get involved in, including slides, assault courses, wipeout challenges and so much more.
Jesmond Food Crawl
Jesmond is well known to all students for its famous Osbourne Road. But there's so much more to Jesmond than the pubs. Our Jesmond food crawl will have you familiar with the area many of you will come to call home in future years.
Some great authentic Greek food served up in the heart of the city, with a hot buffet to give you a huge variety to try from
Winners of Battle of the Burger 2019 (that makes it 5 times) there's a reason Lola Jeans is a local and student favourite. With everything done in house from butcher, to prep, to smoke to service the fusion of american inspired comfort food is the perfect way to get to know the city and your fellow students.
Massages By Wan
This local steakhouse offers the American experience, without the travel! Try their hand-cut fries and in-house unique sauce in their wide range of burgers
Let Wan work away some of the tensions from moving into uni. You'll find Wan on the top floor of the NUSU building every Wednesday during term to give you a free stress busting massage.
An indoor mini golf setup that is out of this world (sorry!). With three different courses, you’ll have your inner Tiger Woods tested to the limit with some cool little challenges along the way
Get to know the history of the city and the building that gave it its name. With history dating back to the Roman and Anglo-Saxon eras this medieval building has an interesting past.
A great way to let loose at this outdoor paintball arena. The team will break the session down into smaller mini games such as capture the flag, then of course, the free-for-all. Just be sure to watch your back!
Nestled at the heart of Jesmond Dean, Pet's Corner hosts a whole range of cute animals from guinea pigs to pot bellied pigs.
Pots and Pancakes
Missing a mug for your flat? Let your creative side out as you paint some pottery all whilst enjoying some pancakes.
Based on the main shopping street of Newcastle, we’d hate for you to miss this gem. Apart from serving their great meat dishes, they also provide delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes too!
For all you thrill seekers out there. Speed your way through the course and race your new friends on the quadbikes
Spot White Pool
St James' Park Tour
Enjoy a taste Revolucion at Revolucion DeCuba. An incredible fusion of classic Art Deco and Cuban-inspired décor, dotted with funky tiki tables for dining and, of course, the dancefloor – the perfect place for hosting unforgettable fiestas.
Have a crack at the pool tables in the newly furbished Spot White pool bar. With 10 different tables and an air hockey table too, you can pot the balls to your heart’s content, and add a bit of competition between your mates
The true culture of Newcastle is the football, home to the Magpies playing in England’s top league. Their stadium holds up to 50,000, but is so much more than the seats. Here, you’ll be shown behind the scenes where the players prepare for a game, as well as get a spectacular photo opportunity at the top level.
The Gate Grub Crawl
Victoria Tunnels Tour
Tea Sutra is one of the best veggie and vegan restaurants in Newcastle, serving organic and ethically sourced food. We’ll take you for a taster of their Mezze selection as well as a free pot of tea!
Here’s the chance to explore one of Newcastle’s best food and drink complexes. You’ll be familiar with Nando’s for the starter and Pizza Hut’s ice cream for dessert, but exceptionally, the main course will be held at Za Za Bazaar’s, a local business that offers a buffet from all over the world, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The toon boasts a brilliant cultural history, with the Victoria Tunnel included as an architectural marvel. Dating back to the 19th century, your tour guide will show you what makes the underground of Newcastle so impressive.
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Get a taste of Mexico, but without the journey time to get there. Locally called Zaps, they offer burritos, tacos, and quesadillas and can cater for all dietary needs with vegan and vegetarian options.
After a long week of being active, partying hard and making loads of new friends its time to chill out. But don’t stay locked away in your room, join us on campus for Chilled Friday. You’ll find a whole host of food vendors and other great activities to make you get out of bed and get involved.