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Covid Hub

With the easing of covid restrictions nationwide, here's what were doing to keep you safe on campus.

We can finally go outside and meet in groups of six without being arrested (unless you’re committing a crime). We still have loads going on at NUSU and will be taking a blended approach to our activities, and we’re still organising loads of online events for those of you who might not be in Newcastle at the minute, or those of you who might not want to mingle just yet. You can see all our activities through Give It A Go, Go Volunteer, and our fantastic clubs and societies around this website.

The hub will keep you up to date with the most recent NUSU/Newcastle University Covid updates, as well as any guidance on the lockdown roadmap. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to get in touch with your Sabbatical Officer team!


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Stay Safe

Find out how to access covid-safe facilities on campus.


NHS Vaccine Bus

After such a successful first week on campus, the vaccine team who have been manning the NHS vaccine bus on campus have commented on how enjoyable they have found working on campus! So much so that they have announced that they will be returning every Thursday (between 10am - 3pm) for the next four weeks to provide both first and second vaccines for students and staff. They will also be back again on campus between September 11th -29th.

The NHS vaccine bus will be providing the Pfizer vaccine, and anyone over 18 can receive it. Second doses will also be available (as long as it is 8 weeks after your first). No need to book an appointment, you just need to turn up and queue. Please make sure you bring along with you your vaccine card if it is your second dose and a form of ID.

You will be able to find the bus outside the Students' Union building.

Entry Requirements

For entry to any show (gig or ticketed live event at 'Venue' only) happening at Newcastle University Students Union, you will need to demonstrate your COVID-19 status by providing either:

Proof of a negative NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test (such test to be taken within 24 hours prior to attending the event at the venue); or

Proof of full vaccination - both doses received (with the 2nd at least 14 days prior to the arrival at the venue); or

Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of arrival at the venue (and after the 10-day self-isolation period following the result).


Building Access

Find out how to access your Students' Union.


NUSU building is open and we have lots of precautions in place to keep you safe. Enter the building by the main entrance on King’s Walk where you will be met by a member of the NUSU team on reception who can help answer any questions you might have. 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. We encourage you to continue wearing a mask when you are moving about the building.

The NUSU & Study Cluster (top floor) houses 48 computers available for personal study Mon to Fri 10am-5pm and can be booked via the University Computer Cluster booking page. If you are a little peckish you might want to head to the Co-Op using the entrance on King’s Road (open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday) or make use of their Deliveroo service.


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Support

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Student with symptoms

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • Stay in or go back to your accommodation if you are out.
  • Report symptoms on the Newcastle University App.
  • Request a test online at: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or telephone 119


While awaiting results


If positive

  • Provide information on your possible close contacts to the NHS Track and Trace Team
  • The Wellbeing Service or your School may get in touch, inform them of any close contacts as well.
  • Continue to self-isolate as instructed by NHS
  • Fill in the Wellbeing Service Self Isolation Form
  • Contact your school if you need any academic support


If negative

  • If your result is negative you can return to campus in line with NHS advice.



The Latest

Here's all of our covid-related news.


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Get jabbed outside the Students’ Union at the NHS vaccine bus

Anyone over 18 can get their vaccination. Second doses available 8 weeks after first.

 
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Our Impact: A bigger, better PhD funding scheme

Your Postgraduate Officer is pleased to share the details of the updated COVID-19 Impact Funding Scheme for PGRs (formerly known as the COVID-19 Impact Scholarship Scheme).

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
Welcoming the introduction of Newcastle University's Safety Net Policy

This article outlines the current discussions and decisions made in recent weeks around the issue of a Safety Nets at Newcastle University.

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
What's being done about the concerns over Covid Marshals in student areas?

Read the latest developments regarding the current concerns over covid marshalls in Newcastle.

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
Unite & Student Roost pledge to compensate students after Open Letter

Dorothy Chirwa (Students' Union President) and Chris Day (Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University) have written a letter to private accommodations expressing concerns over students' financial positions.

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
2021 has brought more challenges; what have your Officers fought for?

Over the last few days, as we’ve returned to Uni and to work, things have changed considerably - here's what we have been fighting for.

 
Newcastle University Students' Union
VC Chris Day's update following the 3rd lockdown announcement

Following the Government’s announcement on 4th January, our Vice-Chancellor and President has written to all students.

 
Representation & Democracy
Up to date Self-Isolation Rules (last updated: December 2020)
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Useful information for all, especially those arriving from abroad.

 
 


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