My initial doubts:
- I had lectures every day from 9am til 2
- Meeting people outside my course
- Everything would be full on and burn me out
What I was looking to do:
- Listen to good music
- Do more interactive and sporty daytime activities
- See the sights of Newcastle
- Get as much free food as possible
How the week panned out:
It was great to find out that, not only were all the different activities on offer after my lectures finished, I could sign up to them an hour before my lectures started! It meant I had something to look forward to after uni and made friends with people on them too. The highlight was the Escape Rooms for sure, even if it did take us a while to get out. We realised we had to break the ice to work the clues out, which really helped the nerves of making friends outside my course. Other ones I loved were the free grub crawls, Zapatista, Toon Food, bubble football and Laser Quest.
Obviously, I was a tad worn out after all this, so I went for more chilled things afterwards, like the dog café and an amazing tour inside St James’ Park. Plus the Friday daytime helped a lot with the free massages and petting zoo.
So despite my initial worries about the week, I made friends so easily and managed to do everything I wanted to. I also now know the city really well thanks to the volunteers that guided us to each trip!