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Covid-19 Hub

A message from your Activities Officer

2020 is hands down the biggest let down. The start to the new decade had so much promise, but each passing unprecedented event has made this year one of the most difficult for all of us. It’s easy to forget, but we must remember that we’re all in this together, and there are so many ways that we can help one another during these tough times.

It can feel like students are currently the scapegoat for the spread of Covid-19, but the virus doesn’t discriminate and we know that this isn’t true. We are proud of the students at Newcastle who are doing their best to stick to the guidelines and help reduce the spread of the virus, whether this is wearing a mask, organising virtual events, or simply staying at home. You’ll have heard this a thousand times by now, but doing these things, and sticking to the government guidelines, is so important and the more we adhere to the advice, the sooner we can return to normality.

You’ll be getting so much information regarding Covid-19 and it might be overwhelming, so we’ve put together this page. All the key information is here, such as the latest guidelines, information of accessing the SU building, and other handy links for useful websites.

This is a rocky start to the year for sure, but it won’t be forever. Stay safe x

Hannah Finney, Activities Officer

Activities Officer
Hannah Finney

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Visiting NUSU Quick Facts

NUSU building is now open and we have lots of precautions in place to keep you safe.

  1. Enter the building by the main entrance on King’s Walk, unless you are looking for one of our food outlets (more info on those further down)
  2. At the main entrance you will be met by a member of the NUSU team who can help answer any questions you might have.
  3. There is a one-way system operating throughout the building which is clearly marked with floor arrows and there are hand sanitizer stations positioned regularly throughout.
  4. Entry to the building for meetings with the Sabb Officers, departments and accessing our Computer Cluster is by appointment only, so make sure you’ve got this in place before you leave home. If you have accessible requirements, please remember to give this information to the person you are meeting to ensure your needs can be looked after.
  5. If your finding things difficult and need help and support, you can make an appointment with the Student Advice Centre. They’ve moved their appointments online, and more info can be found here
  6. If you’re looking for some Uni merch then head to the NUSU Shop located in the main entrance between 10am-2pm Monday to Friday, no appointment needed. Access to the shop is by the main entrance.
  7. Our computer cluster, on Floor 2, houses 48 computers is available for personal study Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and can be booked via the University Computer Cluster booking page
  8. If you are a little peckish you might want to head to the Co-Op using the entrance on King’s Road (open 8am-10pm daily) or take a short detour past the main entrance and follow the Accessible Entrance signs to find Domino’s pizzas, Shijo and Luther’s Bar and HOPE Terrace.
  9. We’ve got a great programme of events, all in line with government guidelines, for you enjoy on Luther’s Bar HOPE Terrace. Outdoor tables can be booked for groups of 4 and 6 people from one household, find out more here. Luther's Bar is now open 10am to 8pm, Monday - Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.