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 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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Tue 18th February

A Cappella Taster Event
18th February 6pm - 7:30pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre 1.48 (BSTC.1.48)
Give It A Go and join the A Cappella Society for a fun evening of music!
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Couch to 5k
18th February 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking to move a little more? Our running mentors will be on hand to take you through the NHS Couch to 5k.
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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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Pole and Aerial taster session - 19/02/20
19th February 2pm - 3pm
Space Six, 6th floor Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street (opposite Tyneside cinema)
Give It A Go and join the Newcastle University Pole and Aerial Society for a fun fitness class!
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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

Women's Only Surf (Beginners)
21st February 1pm - 4:30pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Women only surf lesson aimed at absolute beginners! Aimed at those that have always loved the idea of trying to surf but perhaps not known where or how.
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Bollywood Dance Class - 21/02/20
21st February 7pm - 8:30pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre 1.48 (BSTC.1.48)
Give It A Go and join the Hindu and Sikh Society for a fun begginer's Bollywood Dance Class!
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'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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Sun 23rd February

Cultural trip to the heart of Scotland - Glasgow, with Lundgren Tours
23rd February 8am - 8:15pm
Glasgow, Scotland
Give It A Go and join the fantastic Lundgren Tours on a guided trip of fascinating Glasgow!
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Mon 24th February

Ghostly and Grisly guided tour (Newcastle Quayside)
24th February 6:15pm - 8pm
Newcastle Quayside
Give It A Go and join us on a private walking guided tour and learn the horror stories of haunted Newcastle...if you dare!
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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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Couch to 5k
25th February 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking to move a little more? Our running mentors will be on hand to take you through the NHS Couch to 5k.
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Watch Ice Hockey
25th February 10:30pm - 2:30am
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Opportunity to watch Team Newcastle's Wildcat's (A) take on Sheffield Bears.
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Wed 26th February

Rounders - 26/02/20
26th 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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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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Fri 28th February

Newcastle Eagles V Surrey Scorchers
28th February 7:30pm - 9pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give It A Go and watch the Newcastle Eagles basketball live!
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Sat 29th February

Caving Club - Yorkshire Dales Day Trip
29th February 8am - 9pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Join us to experience the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in a unique way, whereby you'll explore a small part of the extensive caving system.
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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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Sun 1st March

Kielder Water Walks
1st March 10am - 5pm
Kielder. Northumberland
Give It A Go and join us for a days walking in beautiful Kielder, Northumberland.
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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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Couch to 5k
3rd March 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking to move a little more? Our running mentors will be on hand to take you through the NHS Couch to 5k.
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Wed 4th March

Lola Jeans Food Social - 04/03/20
4th March 2pm - 3:30pm
Lola Jeans, 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE
Give It A Go and join us for delicious award winning burgers in the heart of Newcastle!
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Practical Chinese Taster Workshop
4th March 2pm - 4pm
Language Resource Centre, Newcastle University City Campus
Give It A Go and join us at the Language Resource Centre to learn how to write Mandarin - one of the most fascinating languages in the world!
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Thu 5th March

Dog & Scone Cafe - 05/03/20
5th March 12:30pm - 2pm
Dog and Scone Cafe, 22 Pudding Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UE
Give It A Go and join us for a unique experience where you not only get a hot drink but a play and a cuddle with the cutest dogs in Newcastle!
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Lush Bathbomb Making - 05/03/20
5th March 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lush, Eldon Square, Newcastle
Give It A Go and make your very own bath bomb at Lush!
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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.

Fri 6th March

Bollywood Dance Class - 06/03/20
6th March 7pm - 8:30pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre 1.48 (BSTC.1.48)
Give It A Go and join the Hindu and Sikh Society for a fun Bollywood Dance Class!
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Newcastle Eagles V Worcester Wolves
6th March 7:30pm - 9pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give it A Go and watch Newcastle Eagles basketball live!
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The Talented Mr Ripley - Northern Stage Tickets
6th March 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Northern Stage, Newcastle University City Campus
Give It A Go and purchase discounted tickets for the production of The Talented Mr Ripley at Northern Stage!
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Sat 7th March

Beginners Surf Session
7th March 11:30am - 3pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Always enjoyed the thought of going surfing? Well now's your opportunity with heavily discounted lessons. Limited spaces
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Sun 8th March

Simonside Hills Hike
8th March 9am - 6pm
Simonside Hills, Northumberland
Give It A Go and join us on a guided hike in beautiful Northumberland!
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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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Tue 10th March

Victoria Tunnel Tour - 10/03/20
10th March 12:45pm - 3pm
Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn
Give it a Go and discover Newcastle's underground hidden tunnels!
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15s
10th March 3pm - 4pm
MLK Room, 1st Floor, NUSU
Come join us for a fun filled, no fussed baking session and make your own 15s!
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Couch to 5k
10th March 6pm - 7pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Looking to move a little more? Our running mentors will be on hand to take you through the NHS Couch to 5k.
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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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Karate Taster Session
11th March 8pm - 10pm
University Sport & Fitness Centre - Studio Two
Want to develop confidence, fitness and discipline in a friendly environment? Newcastle University Karate Club are offering a free opportunity to give Karate a go!
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Thu 12th March

The Full Monty - Tyne Theatre & Opera House tickets
12th March 7pm - 9:30pm
Tyne Theatre and Opera House 117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG
Give it a Go and get your hands on discounted tickets for the theatre hit The Full Monty!
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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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Beginners Surf Session
14th March 11:30am - 3pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Always enjoyed the thought of going surfing? Well now's your opportunity with heavily discounted lessons. Limited spaces
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Thu 19th March

Easter Crafts
19th March 3pm - 4pm
Kate Adie, first floor NUSU
Come along and join us at our Easter crafts session!
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Fri 20th March

Bollywood Dance Class - 20/03/20
20th March 7pm - 8:30pm
Barbara Strang Teaching Centre 1.48 (BSTC.1.48)
Give It A Go and join the Hindu and Sikh Society for a fun Bollywood Dance Class!
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Newcastle Eagles V London City Royals basketball tickets
20th March 7:30pm - 9pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give It A Go and watch the Newcastle Eagles basketball team live!
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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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Beginners Surf Session
21st March 11:30am - 3pm
Newcastle University Students' Union (Front Entrance)
Always enjoyed the thought of going surfing? Well now's your opportunity with heavily discounted lessons. Limited spaces
Buy Tickets
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4th Cowbell Road Race
21st March 1pm - 2pm
Newcastle Town Moor
Give it a Go and join the Newcastle University Athletics and Cross Country Club for the 4th Cowbell Road Race Event!
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Fri 27th March

Newcastle Eagles V Bristol Flyers basketball tickets
27th March 7:30pm - 9pm
Eagles Community Arena, NE4 7AF
Give It A Go and watch Newcastle Eagles live in their brand new arena!
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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.