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!


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Mon 20th January

Tea Light decorating
20th January noon - 1:30pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and take a break from revision with tea light decorating!
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Tue 21st January

Coffee morning
21st January 10am - 11am
Luther's Bar, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a cuppa!
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Lush Bathbomb Making
21st January 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Lush, Eldon Square, Newcastle
Give It A Go and take time out to make a beautiful bath bomb in a fun session!
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Wed 22nd January

Upcycle T-shirts for homeless people
22nd January 10am - 4pm
The History Room, NUSU
Give It A Go and join the Fashion Society in turning second hand t-shirts in to new garments for homeless people
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Dog & Scone Cafe - 22nd Jan
22nd January 12:30pm - 2pm
Dog and Scone Cafe, 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UE
Give It A Go and take a break from revision by cuddling the cutest dogs in the Toon whilst enjoying a hot drink!
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NU Taekwondo Club - Taster Session
22nd January 6:25pm - 8pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre
Opportunity to join the Taekwondo club for a introductory session focused around developing speed and agility, the technical side of the martial art.
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Fri 24th January

Comedy Screening
24th January 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and have a laugh with us at our comedy show screening!
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Newcastle Eagles v Leicester Riders basketball tickets
24th January 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give It A Go and watch Newcastle Eagles basketball live!
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Sat 25th January

Day trip to the beautiful city of Edinburgh - Lundgren Tours
25th January 7:45am - 8:45pm
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give It A Go and take a day trip to Edinburgh with the fantastic Lundgren Tours - a chance to see Edinburgh live never before!
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Mon 27th January

Conversation Cafe!
27th January 4pm - 5pm
Luther's Bar, NUSU
Give It A Go and practice your conversational English over a cuppa!
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Women's Only Basketball
27th January 5pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Opportunity to enjoy some FREE basketball. Our lead female coach will be on hand to help you get to grips with the fundamentals. All abilities welcome for a fun and social session.
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Wed 29th January

Rounders
29th January 2pm - 3:30pm
Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and take part in a fun rounders session with the fantastic rounders society!
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St James' Park Stadium Tour
29th January 2:45pm - 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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Handball
29th January 7pm - 8:30pm
Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, NE6 4NU
Give It A Go and try a free handball taster session with local club the Newcastle Vikings!
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Thu 30th January

Creative Writing
30th January 5pm - 7pm
The Planning Room, 1st Floor, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a creative writing session!
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GIAG Squash
30th January 5:25pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Total beginner or looking to improve your skills? GIAG Squash sessions are open to all and designed to play at your pace
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Fri 31st January

Fencing
31st January 4:55pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio One
Come join us for an action packed evening of Beginners Fencing. Perfect opportunity to learn a new skill for 2020!
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Sat 1st February

Entry Level Squash
1st February 9:40am - 11am
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Introductory squash sessions, perfect for those that are new to the game. These coach led sessions are open to all abilities.
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NUFC v Norwich City tickets
1st February 3pm - 5pm
St James' Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and watch NUFC live at St James' Park!
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Sun 2nd February

Historical Trip to York Ice Trail - Lundgren Tours
2nd February 8am - 7:30pm
York
Give It A Go and join Lundgren Tours on their next adventure to York's Ice Trail!
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This Girl Can - Women's Indoor Football
2nd February 7pm - 9pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
FREE Indoor Women's Football sessions, perfect for those looking for a social and fun session. Zero previous experience needed.
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Mon 3rd February

This Girl Can - Free Gym Access
3rd February 8am - 4pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre
Free University Gym access throughout 'This Girl Can' Week.
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Coffee morning
3rd February 11am - noon
Luther's Bar, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a cuppa and a biccy!
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This Girl Can - BodyPUMP
3rd February 5pm - 5:55pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre- Studio 2
This Girl Can - BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout that burns calories, strengthens and tones.
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This Girl Can - Women's Basketball
3rd February 5pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Opportunity to enjoy some FREE basketball. Our lead female coach will be on hand to help you get to grips with the fundamentals, regardless of your previous experience. All abilities welcome.
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This Girl Can - Female Only Ultimate Frisbee
3rd February 7:25pm - 9pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Join the Ultimate Frisbee club for a female only taster session, showcasing this non-contact sport.
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Tue 4th February

Cream Tea afternoon
4th February 2:30pm - 4pm
Kate Aidie, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a typically British afternoon of tea and scones!
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This Girl Can - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Self Defense & Exercise Class)
4th February 4:50pm - 6:30pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre
This Girl Can Campaign - Free Introductory BJJ session based around exercise and self defense.
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This Girl Can - Female only Taekwondo
4th February 5:50pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio
This Girl Can Opportunity; Empowering women through a female only class, led by female instructor.
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Mamma Mia!
4th February 7:30pm - 10pm
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Give It A Go and watch one of the West End's most popular musicals as it comes to Theatre Royal Newcastle!
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Casual Swim - NU Tri Club
4th February 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Outside Jesmond Metro Station
Fancy a free swimming taster session? NU Tri Club are hosting a GIAG only session, perfect for all abilities.
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Wed 5th February

City Highlights Tour
5th February 12:30pm - 2pm
Newcastle City Centre
Give It A Go and become a genius of your city with our private City Highlights Tour!
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This Girl Can - Female Only Taekwondo
5th February 1:50pm - 3pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio
This Girl Can Opportunity; Empowering women through a female only class, led by female instructor.
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This Girl Can - Give it a Go Cheerleading
5th February 1:50pm - 3pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Old Sports Hall)
Newcastle Northern Angels Cheer Team are running a training session for any ladies who want to try a new skill or want to move a little more
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Lola Jeans Food Social - 05/02/20
5th February 2pm - 3:30pm
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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This Girl Can - Bike Ride & Cake Stories
5th February 2pm - 4pm
West Jesmond Metro
This Girl Can Opportunity - The Universities Triathlon and Cycle club have teamed up for a This Girl Can bike ride, followed by a social in Jesmond's 'Cake Stories'.
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This Girl Can - Yoga
5th February 4:50pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio 1
This Girl Can Opportunity - Limited spaces to try Yoga exercise class thanks to the TGC campaign.
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Q&A discussion on NU sustainability policies
5th February 6pm - 8pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, B.36
Give It A Go and join the discussion about NU sustainability policies - the second Environment and Ethics event of the year!
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Thu 6th February

Jump 360 - Extreme Trampoline
6th February 5pm - 7:30pm
Jump 360, Longbenton, Newcastle
Give It A Go and have a fun and adrenaline filled afternoon at Jump 360!
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This Girl Can - Climbing/Bouldering
6th February 5:20pm - 8pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Female only session - Limited space. Fancy enhancing your problem solving skills and increase that heart rate? Join us for some indoor bouldering
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This Girl Can - Jazz Fit
6th February 5:40pm - 6:30pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre
This Girl Can Opportunity - Try the Jazz Fit Exercise class, increase that Heart Rate by exploring a range of routines.
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This Girl Can - Women's Lacrosse
6th February 6:20pm - 7:30pm
Longbenton Sports Ground (NE12 8AD)
Women's Lacrosse are hosting an open training session specifically for TGC. Showcasing a basic introduction of skills and games that get everyone involved.
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Casual Run - NU Tri Club
6th February 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meet beside the famous Campus 'Arches'
Fancy increasing that heart rate with a gentle run? Come and meet the NU Triathlon Club members and committee for a route around Newcastle at your own pace.
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Fri 7th February

Fencing
7th February 4:55pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio One
Come join us for an action packed evening of Beginners Fencing. Perfect opportunity to learn a new skill for 2020!
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This Girl Can - Inner Warrior (Womens Rugby)
7th February 5:50pm - 7pm
Newcastle University - Cochrane Park (NE7 7JX)
A less daunting rugby skills session, held to encourage women to unleash their inner strength and determination as they embrace the challenge of trying a new sport
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Cards games night
7th February 6pm - 8pm
The History Room, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a cards games night!
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Cookery Masterclass with Food Nation - 07/02/20
7th February 6pm - 8pm
Venue, NUSU
Give It A Go and take a cookery masterclass to develop your cooking skills!
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Newcastle Eagles v London Lions basketball tickets
7th February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give It A Go and watch Newcastle Eagles basketball live!
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Sat 8th February

Entry Level Squash
8th February 9:40am - 11am
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Introductory squash sessions, perfect for those that are new to the game. These coach led sessions are open to all abilities.
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The Armstrong Legacy Tour - a historic journey through hidden Jesmond
8th February 11:15am - 1pm
Armstrong Bridge, Jesmond, Newcastle
Give It A Go and join us on a guided walk through time and see Jesmond as never before!
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Sun 9th February

Women's Indoor Football
9th February 7pm - 9pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
FREE Indoor Women's Football sessions, perfect for those looking for a social kick about
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Mon 10th February

Women's Only Basketball
10th February 5pm - 6pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
Opportunity to enjoy some FREE basketball. Our lead female coach will be on hand to help you get to grips with the fundamentals. All abilities welcome for a fun and social session.
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Lush Bathbomb Making
10th February 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lush, Eldon Square, Newcastle
Give It A Go and take time out with a fun bath bomb workshop!
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Wed 12th February

Rounders - 12/02/20
12th February 2pm - 3:30pm
Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Give It A Go and join the fantastic Rounders Society for a fun session!
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Thu 13th February

Book Swap
13th February 12:30pm - 2pm
MLK, 1st Floor, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us at our book swap event!
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Wylam Brewery private tour and beer tasting!
13th February 5pm - 7:30pm
Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park
Give It A Go and take a tour around the fantastic Wylam Brewery - just a stones throw away from uni, and sample their award winning beers!
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GIAG Squash
13th February 5:25pm - 7pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Total beginner or looking to improve your skills? GIAG Squash sessions are open to all and designed to play at your pace
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Cocktail Making
13th February 7pm - 9pm
Revolución de Cuba Newcastle
Give It A Go and shake up your night with a cocktail making class at Revolucion De Cuba!
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Fri 14th February

Valentine's at the Dog and Scone Cafe
14th February 12:30pm - 2pm
Dog and Scone Cafe, 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UE
Give It A Go and spend your Valentine's sharing the love with the dogs and pups at the Dog and Scone Cafe!
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Sat 15th February

Edinburgh and the Underground City of the Dead Tour
15th February 8:20am - 8pm
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give It A Go and spend a day visiting the Scottish Capital and join us for a private tour of the Underground City of the Dead!
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Entry Level Squash
15th February 9:40am - 11am
University Sport & Fitness Centre (Squash Courts)
Introductory squash sessions, perfect for those that are new to the game. These coach led sessions are open to all abilities.
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Sun 16th February

Hauxley and the Wild Northumberland Coast with Go Volunteer!
16th February 10am - 5pm
Hauxley, Northumberland
Give It A Go and join the wonderful Go Volunteer Team for a trip to the beautiful Wildlife Trust site of Hauxley.
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Women's Indoor Football
16th February 7pm - 9pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Sports Hall
FREE Indoor Women's Football sessions, perfect for those looking for a social kick about
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Mon 17th February

Cookery Masterclass with Food Nation - 17/02/20
17th February 6pm - 8pm
Venue, NUSU
Give It A Go and join our cookery masterclass with Food Nation!
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Wed 19th February

Lola Jeans Food Social - 19/02/20
19th February 2pm - 3:30pm
Lola Jeans, 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE
Give It A Go and join us for a social afternoon enjoying delicious award winning burgers at the popular Lola Jeans!
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Kielder Observatory - An introduction to astronomy: navigating the sky
19th February 2:30pm - 9pm
Kielder Observatory, Northumberland
Give It A Go and spend the evening learning about astronomy at the incredible Kielder Observatory!
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Thu 20th February

Victoria Tunnel Tour
20th February 12:45pm - 3pm
Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn
Give It A Go and join us on a secret journey underground Newcastle in the Victoria Tunnel!
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Fri 21st February

'The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson' tickets- Northern Stage
21st February 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Northern Stage, Newcastle University City Campus
Give It A Go and and join us at Northern Stage's production of this smash hit!
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Sat 22nd February

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Visit
22nd February noon - 2pm
BALTIC Centre, Gateshead Quayside
Give It A Go and join us for a visit of the beautiful BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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Tue 25th February

Pancake Day!
25th February 4:30pm - 6pm
Daniel Wood Room, 1st Floor, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for national Pancake Day!
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Wed 26th February

Tyne Theatre & Opera House private tour
26th February 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tyneside Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
Give It A Go and join us on a private tour of the historic Tyneside Theatre & Opera House and take a look behind the scenes at this iconic venue!
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Sat 29th February

Durham and Cathedral tour
29th February 9:30am - 5pm
Durham
Give It A Go and join us for a day trip to Durham and a private guided tour of the historic Cathedral!
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Dodgeball!
29th February 3pm - 5pm
Newcastle University Sports Centre
Give It A Go and dodge, duck, dip, dive and .....dodge in a fun sessions with the Newcastle University Dodgeball Club!
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Tue 3rd March

Black and White Friars - guided history tour of Newcastle's Castle & surrounding area!
3rd March 5:15pm - 7pm
Newcastle Castle, City Centre
Give It A Go and join us on a private guided tour on a journey through time at Newcastle's Castle and surrounding area!
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Thu 5th March

This Girl Can - International Women's Day Celebration
5th March 5:30pm - 8pm
Exhibition Park
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day at Active Newcastle's very popular UV themed event with our optional 1 mile or 5k “do it your way” celebration.

Mon 9th March

Cookery Masterclass with Food Nation - 09/03/20
9th March 6pm - 8pm
Venue, NUSU
Give It A Go and join us for a cookery masterclass with Food Nation!
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Wed 11th March

Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20 - 1pm
11th March 1pm - 1:30pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Give It A Go and join us to the top of Grey's Monument on a private tour!
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Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20 - 1:30pm
11th March 1:30pm - 2pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
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Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20 - 2pm
11th March 2pm - 2:30pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Give It A Go and join us on a private tour of the iconic Grey's Monument!
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Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20 - 2:30pm
11th March 2:30pm - 3pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Give It A Go and join us on a private guided tour right to the top of the iconic Grey's Monument!
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Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20 - 3pm
11th March 3pm - 3:30pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Give It A Go and join us on a private guided tour right to the top of the iconic Grey's Monument!
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Top of the Monument Tour 11/03/20- 3:30pm
11th March 3:30pm - 4pm
Grey's Monument, 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF
Give It A Go and join us on a private tour right to the top of the iconic Grey's Monument!
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Sat 14th March

Viking themed tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh - Lundgren Tours
14th March 9:15am - 6:15pm
Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, Northumberland
Give It A Go and take a trip back in time to Viking Northumberland with the fantastic Lundgren Tours!
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Sat 21st March

Harry Potter themed day trip to Edinburgh
21st March 9am - 8:15pm
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give It A Go and join Lundgren Tours on a magical trip to Edinburgh - a must do for any Harry Potter fan!
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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.