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NUSU 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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Newcastle's Iconic Landmarks Self-Walking Tour
11th January 9am - 30th June 5pm
Newcastle city centre
Give it a Go and discover Newcastle's iconic landmarks on our self-walking tour!
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Virtual Laing Art Gallery experience
13th January 9am - 30th June 5pm
online
Give it a Go and experience the fascinating Laing Art Gallery with this virtual tour
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Step back in Tyne self-walking tour!
15th January 9am - 30th June 5pm
Newcastle city centre
Give it a Go and take our self-walking tour of the history of Newcastle!
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Newcastle city scavenger quest!
17th January 9am - 30th June 5pm
Newcastle city centre
Give it a Go and take part in our city scavenger quest!
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Quayside self-walking tour
19th January 9am - 30th June 5pm
Newcastle city centre
Give it a Go and enjoy some fun facts as you walk along our suggested route along the beautiful Quayside!
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Tezhib Workshop
14th June 11am - 12:45pm
NUSU Stretch Tent (opposite Northern Stage), City Campus
Give it a Go and join the Turkish Society for their Tezhib workshop - a traditional Turkish craft workshop on Islamic illumination!
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Monday Motivation (Exercise Class)
14th June 12:15pm - 1pm
Live online Class with Instructor
Join us for a Monday boost, kick start the week with a short whole body workout! All fitness levels welcome.
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Luther's Social 3
14th June 4pm - 5pm
Luther's bar, NUSU, City Centre
Give it a Go and join us at our favourite hang out on campus - the infamous NUSU bar Luther's!
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Mindfulness (PreRecorded)
14th June 6pm - 6:30pm
Pre-recorded Video -visit at a time that suits you
Join our amazing Instructors on a journey of mindfulness. A well-evidenced practice for reducing stress, improving focus and enhancing resilience.
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Viking themed tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh with Lundgren Tours 15/6/21
15th June 8:15am - 6:30pm
Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, Northumberland
Give it a Go and join the fantastic Lundgren Tours for their historic trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh!
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Calligraphy Workshop
15th June 11am - 1pm
NUSU Stretch Tent (opposite Northern Stage), City Campus
Give it a Go and join the Turkish Society for a traditional Turkish Calligraphy Workshop led by instructors!
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Whitley Bay trip
15th June 11am - 2pm
Whitley Bay
Give it a Go and join us for a trip to the seaside as we visit the beautiful Whitley Bay!
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Mystery Exercise Challenge
15th June 5pm - 6pm
Complete in your own time
Term 3 Challenges have landed. Sign up to be allocated a mystery challenge to complete in your own time. Suitable for all fitness levels
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Beginners Yoga
15th June 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Live Zoom Class
A free online beginners class, whereby Sally will take everyone through the fundamental processes of Yoga.
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Surf Lesson
16th June 11:30am - 3:30pm
Tynemouth
Give it a Go and join us for a beginner's surf lesson at Tynemouth beach!
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Sleep Workshop
17th June 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Online Workship via Zoom
Sleep patterns have worsened since lockdown for many and with the end of term in sight, that can only mean one thing – exams and deadlines. That’s why GIAG are putting on a sleep workshop to help our students explore techniques and theory behind a wo
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Yoga (Beginners & Returners)
17th June 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Class
This practice is aimed at those of you who perhaps have never done yoga or who are returning after a break and want to be reminded of the postures and alignment that suits your body and ability.
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Zoomba Zumba
17th June 6:30pm - 7:30pm
zoom
Give it a Go and join the Zumba Society for this fun free virtual beginner's Zumba class!
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Silver Ring Making
18th June 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Glamorous Owl, Newcastle City Centre
Give it a Go and join us at The Glamorous Owl where we'll be making our own silver rings!
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Luther's Social 4
18th June 4pm - 5pm
Luther's bar, NUSU, City Centre
Give it a Go and join us at our favourite hang out on campus - the infamous NUSU bar Luther's!
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Game Of Thrones Themed Tour of Hadrian's Wall with Lundgren Tours 19/6/21
19th June 9:40am - 6:15pm
Hadrian's Wall
Give it a Go and join the fantastic Lundgren Tours for a historic tour of Hadrian's Wall with a Game of Thrones theme!
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Picnic Lunch!
19th June 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Newcastle City Centre
Give it a Go and join us for a picnic lunch as we take our pack ups outside to enjoy in the sun!
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Social Badminton
19th June 6pm - 8pm
University Sports Centre, Sports Hall
Join us for in-person Social Badminton - This in person event is FREE and open to all NCL students.
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Mindfulness (PreRecorded)
21st June 6pm - 6:30pm
Pre-recorded Video -visit at a time that suits you
Join our amazing Instructors on a journey of mindfulness. A well-evidenced practice for reducing stress, improving focus and enhancing resilience.
Give it a Go | GIAG Active
Spanish holiday class
21st June 6pm - 6:45pm
zoom, online
Give it a Go and join us for a virtual Spanish class to learn some handy phrases for your holidays!
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Dog & Scone Cafe
22nd June 11:40am - 1:05pm
Dog & Scone Cafe, Newcastle
Give it a Go and join us and the cutest pooches in Newcastle for a cuppa at our favourite Cafe - the Dog & Scone Cafe!
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Silver Ring Making 23/6/21
23rd June 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Glamorous Owl, Newcastle City Centre
Give it a Go and join us for a crafty afternoon making our very own silver jewellery!
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Wildlife Boat Trip around the Farne Islands with Lundgren Tours
26th June 10:25am - 7pm
Farne Islands, Northumberland
Give it a Go and join the fantastic Lundgren Tours for a boat trip to the Farne Islands - a must for any wildlife lover!
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20 Minute Society Holiday from Home!
29th June 9am - 4th July 5pm
Newcastle
Give it a Go and take part in the 20 Minute Society's Holiday from Home! A week of exciting activities based in and around Newcastle!
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News


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.

Participation Risk Assessment Activities Protocol

Please be aware that photography and / or videoing may be taken during activities and shared on NUSU and GIAG social media and NUSU digital platforms. Activities may also be livestreamed, and you will be notified in advance if this is the case. Please contact us in advance if you have any questions regarding this.

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.

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.

  • Meet the Team

    Give it a Go is ran by staff members, as well as a whole team of volunteer Activities Assistants. Find out more about them below.

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  • Join a Society

    Interested in meeting new people? We have over 200 societies that are now taking new members on! Check all we have on offer below.

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  • Join a Club

    Why not have a look at our Sports Club list? From competitive teams to social leagues, we have a vast selection of sports for you to try.

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