Give it a Go

Get involved and Give It A Go with exciting activities for all Newcastle students and staff! Try something for the first time, meet new people, and gain experiences with activities from social sport sessions, to creative craft workshops, exciting day trips, discounted tickets, and lots more!


Email: adc.union@newcastle.ac.uk   
Tel: 0191 239 3904
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Fri 15th November

Wylam Brewery Tour & Tasting
15th November 3:30pm - 5pm
Wylam Brewery
Give It A Go and taste the local brews at Wylam Brewery with a private tour!
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Sat 16th November

Christmas at Beamish Museum
16th November 9:30am - 5pm
Beamish Museum, Durham
Give It A Go and step in to Christmas Past with a magical trip to Beamish Museum
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Entry Level Squash
16th November 9:35am - 11am
University Sport & Fitness Centre
Entry Level/Introductory squash sessions, delivered by a qualified coach.
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Sun 17th November

Viking and Christmas Market trip to York with Lundgren Tours
17th November 8am - 8:30pm
York
Give It A Go and experience a viking adventure with the fantastic Lundgren Tours as they bring this era to life in historic York!
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Tynemouth Markets - November Event
17th November 10am - 4pm
Tynemouth Metro
Give It A Go and spend a day at beautiful Tynemouth and experience the markets and more!
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Newcastle University Badminton Club
17th November 3:45pm - 6pm
Eldon Leisure Centre Reception (NE1 7XY)
Open, Fun & Social Badminton ran by Newcastle Universities Badminton club. Open to all abilities.
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Mon 18th November

FREE Social Table Tennis
18th November noon - 1:30pm
Venue, NUSU
Open table tennis session. Bring along a course mate, or challenge a fellow student.
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Tue 19th November

Jump 360 - Extreme Trampoline and inflatables!
19th November 5pm - 7pm
Jump 360, Longbenton, Newcastle
Give It A Go and jump in to extreme trampolining and inflatables for a fun filled evening!
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Couch to 5k
19th November 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking for that excuse to get up off the couch? These social sessions will help you build up to running 5k
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Wed 20th November

Lola Jeans Food Social - 20/11/19
20th November 2:30pm - 4pm
Lola Jeans, 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE
Give It A Go and try some of the best burgers in Newcastle with our social event at the lovely Lola Jeans!
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St James' Park Stadium Tour
20th November 3pm - 4pm
St James' Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and take an access all areas tour around the iconic St James' Park!
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Archery
20th November 4:45pm - 8:30pm
Meet outside NUSU Front Entrance
Come test your aim with Newcastle Universities very own Archery Club
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Handball taster session
20th November 6:55pm - 8:30pm
Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, NE6 4NU
Give It A Go and try a free taster session in Handball with the Newcastle Vikings!
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Jam Night
20th November 7:30pm - 9pm
The History room, NUSU
Give It A Go and join in with our social and relaxed Jam Night for all music fans!
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Thu 21st November

Dog & Scone Dog Cafe
21st November 12:30pm - 3pm
Dog and Scone Cafe, 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UE
Give It A Go with our cafe experience like no other! Join the resident pooches at the Dog and Scone Cafe for delicious treats and canine company!
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Female Only Self-Defence Class with It Happens Here Society
21st November 5pm - 8pm
Felling, Newcastle
Give It A Go and develop new skills in a female only self-defence class with the It Happens Here Society
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GIAG Squash
21st November 5:20pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Want to try squash? Fancy getting back involved?
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Fri 22nd November

Indoor Cricket (Kwik Cricket)
22nd November 3:50pm - 5pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Remember Kwik Cricket at School? Well its back but indoors. Mixed teams, everyone gets involved, roll back the years with a social hit.
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Cinema Night at Quilliam Tea Rooms
22nd November 7pm - 10pm
Quilliam Brother's Tea Rooms, Claremont Buildings, 1 Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RD
Give It A Go and enjoy a cosy cinema night at the Tea House!
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Sat 23rd November

Tree Identification and Woodland Walks with the Go Volunteer Team!
23rd November 9am - 5pm
Allen Banks, Northumberland
Give It A Go and explore the beautiful Allen Banks area on this guided woodland walk with the fantastic Go Volunteer Team!
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Christmas Trip to the Alnwick Garden and Light Parade with Lundgren Tours!
23rd November 1pm - 9pm
Alnwick, Northumberland
Give It A Go and see the Alnwick Christmas lights spectacular with Lundgren Tours!
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Sun 24th November

See the Seals!
24th November 9am - 5pm
RSPB Saltholme, Middlesbrough
Give It A Go and see the Harbour Seals on our trip to RSPB Saltholme!
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Newcastle University Badminton Club
24th November 3:45pm - 6pm
Eldon Leisure Centre Reception (NE1 7XY)
Open, Fun & Social Badminton ran by Newcastle Universities Badminton club. Open to all abilities.
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Mon 25th November

Lush Bathbomb Making - 25/11/19
25th November 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lush, Eldon Square, Newcastle
Give It A Go and make your very own Lush Bathbomb!
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Tue 26th November

Vertigo Adventure Climbing - 26/11/19
26th November 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Eldon Leisure Centre
Give It A Go and reach for the heights with Vertigo Adventure Climbing!
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Couch to 5k
26th November 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking for that excuse to get up off the couch? These social sessions will help you build up to running 5k
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Wed 27th November

Go Karting
27th November 2:45pm - 5pm
Unit B, armstrong works, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6UX
Give It A Go with indoor Go Karting for any thrill seekers!
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Thu 28th November

Female Only Self-Defence Class with It Happens Here Society
28th November 5pm - 8pm
Felling, Newcastle
Give It A Go and develop new skills in a female only self-defence class with the It Happens Here Society
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Fri 29th November

Men's Futsal
29th November 5pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Fast paced, skillful small sided game. Got what it takes?
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Women's Futsal
29th November 6pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Fancy taking on a new Challenge? Indoors + small space = Creativity
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Sat 30th November

Edinburgh Christmas Markets
30th November 8am - 8pm
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give It A Go and get in to the festive spirit with a trip to the wonderful Edinburgh Christmas markets!
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An Introduction to Coppice Woodlands
30th November 9am - 5pm
Coppice Woodlands
Give It A Go with our hands on adventure in woodland work with the fantastic Go Volunteer Team!
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NUFC v Manchester City
30th November 3pm - 5pm
St James' Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and experience NUFC v Manchester City live at St James' Park!
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Sun 1st December

Christmas shopping at Tynemouth Markets
1st December 10am - 4pm
Tynemouth Metro
Give It A Go and kick off the 12 days of Christmas with a visit to the Tynemouth Markets which will be full of festive treats!
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Edinburgh Christmas Markets Trip with Lundgren Tours
1st December 10am - 9:15pm
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give It A Go and join Lundgren Tours for a historical tour of Edinburgh and free time to explore the Christmas Markets
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Newcastle University Badminton Club
1st December 3:45pm - 6pm
Eldon Leisure Centre Reception (NE1 7XY)
Open, Fun & Social Badminton ran by Newcastle Universities Badminton club. Open to all abilities.
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Mon 2nd December

Christmas Crafts
2nd December 5pm - 6pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a Christmas Crafts session to get you in the festive mood!
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Christmas Crafts 2
2nd December 6pm - 7pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and make your own Christmas Cards and Tree Decorations to get in the festive spirit!
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Tue 3rd December

Christmas at the Dog and Scone Cafe!
3rd December 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dog and Scone Cafe, 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UE
Give It A Go and celebrate Christmas with the pooches at the Dog and Scone Cafe!
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FREE Social Table Tennis
3rd December 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue, NUSU
Open table tennis session. Bring along a course mate, or challenge a fellow student.
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Wed 4th December

Christmas Social at Lola Jeans!
4th December 1:45pm - 5pm
Lola Jeans, Newcastle City Centre
Give It A Go and experience Lola Jean's festive burger to get you in the Christmas spirit!
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Christmas Jumper Zumba!
4th December 5pm - 6pm
Venue, NUSU
Give It A Go and dance yourself in to the festive mood with our Christmas Jumper Zumba event!
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Thu 5th December

Christmas Crafts - 05/12/19
5th December noon - 1pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and make your own Christmas Cards and Christmas Tree Decorations in our festive crafts session!
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Female Only Self-Defence Class with It Happens Here Society
5th December 5pm - 8pm
Felling, Newcastle
Give It A Go and develop new skills in a female only self-defence class with the It Happens Here Society
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Fri 6th December

Festive Film Night
6th December 5pm - 8pm
MLK, 1st Floor, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a festive film to get you in the Christmas spirit!
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Men's Futsal
6th December 5pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Fast paced, skillful small sided game. Got what it takes?
Buy Tickets
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | Sports | GIAG Active
Women's Futsal
6th December 6pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Fancy taking on a new Challenge? Indoors + small space = Creativity
Buy Tickets
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | Sports | GIAG Active

Sun 8th December

Christmas shopping at Tynemouth Markets - 08/12/19
8th December 10am - 4pm
Tynemouth Metro
Give It A Go and get in to the festive spirit with a trip to the Tynemouth Markets in time for your Christmas shopping!
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NUFC V Southampton tickets
8th December 2pm - 4pm
St James' Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and experience a live football match at St James' Park!
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Newcastle University Badminton Club
8th December 3:45pm - 6pm
Eldon Leisure Centre Reception (NE1 7XY)
Open, Fun & Social Badminton ran by Newcastle Universities Badminton club. Open to all abilities.
Buy Tickets
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | Sports | GIAG Active

Mon 9th December

Christmas Cuisine (food from around the world)
9th December 5pm - 6:30pm
The History Room, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a fun filled evening of festive food and treats from around the world!
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Tue 10th December

Christmas Crafts - 10/12/19
10th December noon - 1pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and make your own Christmas Cards and Christmas Tree Decorations to get you in the festive spirit!
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Wed 11th December

GIAG Christmas Party!
11th December 5pm - 6:30pm
The History Room, NUSU
Join us for our Give It A Go Christmas Party!
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Sew your own Christmas decorations
11th December 6:15pm - 8pm
Barbara Strang B32
Give It A Go and join the Fashion Society for a fun and festive evening making your own Christmas decorations!
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Thu 12th December

FREE Social Table Tennis
12th December noon - 1:30pm
Venue, NUSU
Open table tennis session. Bring along a course mate, or challenge a fellow student.
Buy Tickets
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | Sports | GIAG Active
Female Only Self-Defence Class with It Happens Here Society
12th December 5pm - 8pm
Felling, Newcastle
Give It A Go and develop new skills in a female only self-defence class with the It Happens Here Society
Buy Tickets
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Fri 13th December

'Tis The Season for Trampoline!
13th December 6pm - 8pm
Sports Hall, Newcastle University Sports Centre
Give It A Go and jump in to the festive spirit with a Christmas-themed trampoline event!
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Tue 17th December

GIAG Badminton
17th December 11:50am - 2pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Staying on Campus throughout Dec? Join us for a FREE social badminton session.
Sports | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | Club or Society Events

Thu 19th December

GIAG Basketball
19th December 2pm - 3pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Staying on campus over December? Well we've got some mixed basketball for you! FREE sessions for all ability.
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GIAG Futsal
19th December 2:50pm - 4pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
On Campus over Dec? Fancy trying a new sport? We're running a FREE Futsal session for everyone to get involved within.
GIAG Active | Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | Sports

Fri 20th December

GIAG Squash
20th December 2:20pm - 3:15pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Looking to keep active over Dec? Well our GIAG squash session is perfect for those looking for a social opportunity.
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Health & Safety

Our primary concern with any activity is to ensure its safe, so that all students can enjoy and have the best possible experience. In order for us to ensure we reduce the inherent risks involved with activities ask everyone to read and understand the NUSU Activities Health & Safety Document. Our risk assessments play a fundamental role in ensuring that we take into consideration all the needs of our participants, therefore please let us know of any disabilities or presenting issues ahead of the activity. Profile pages should be up to date in accordance with our T&C’s.

In order to provide wide-reaching experience for students we do use 3rd party and community partners, therefore it’s advisable for all students to read the companies policies and procedures for participation by contacting us directly at adc.union@newcastle.ac.uk

Refunds & Exchanges

We can give refunds and exchanges for Give it a Go activities where we have been notified 2 weeks  or more in advance to the event date. All GIAG activities that include overnight accommodation are non-refundable unless in the event of cancellation.

Interested in running a GIAG event for your club or society?

Give it a Go is a great way for your club or society to gain new members. We are one of the biggest departments in the Students’ Union, and it is a fantastic way to advertise your club or society to new and existing students.

Submissions are now open for our Term 1&2 Give it a Go programme. You can run as little or as many Give it a Go sessions as you would like.

In order to book in your Give it a Go session you will need to complete this form. If you would like to run several different sessions you will have to submit one form for each session – you don’t need to do this if it’s the same activity but over different dates, just pop the various dates on the form.

All Give it a Go activities are run at a basic introductory level and should be suitable for beginners. Please remember that you should run workshops which link to your activities. For example, society led Give it a Go sessions should relate to your society activity. You should run an event in what you are experts in.