Student-led outreach in schools and the community is the best way to raise aspirations and inspire the next generation of learners. Sharing your personal experiences of university life, your skills and your passions is a rewarding opportunity to encourage other young people to realise their potential, regardless of their socio-economic background. Whether you'd like to join an exisiting project in schools or have your own idea, NUSU can support you to make this happen!
Set up your own project!
NUSU Into Schools is a student-led outreach scheme at Newcastle University Students’ Union aiming to get individuals and members of clubs and societies back into your old schools (or a local school) to show off your unique extracurricular skills. We want you to come up with some exciting workshops and activities to showcase the huge variety of activities ran by the students here at Newcastle to pupils and inspire them to consider applying to university in the future.
Whether you're an individual with a great idea, a group of people from a society or a sports team, NUSU can support you to help get you out in the community and working with young people. NUSU can provide development of your outreach idea, training and guidance, travel expenses and resources, communication with the school and coordination of the visit.
We understand that every idea is unique so if you're interested in getting involved in NUSU: Into Schools, please contact Flo, Widening Access Project Worker at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial meeting.
Join an existing project:
There is a wide range of exciting and fun projects that already exist and could do with more volunteers to help run their outreach sessions! Please click on the pictures below to see more details of each project and how to get involved.
Engineers without Environment and Finance (Employability
Borders Soil Science Skills Workshop)
Teddy Bear Hospital Music Mind the Gap (Mental Health)
Technology Archaeology LGBT+
Speech Therapy We Are
Into Schools Donors Sexpression
Become a Student Ambassador or Street Scientist
Applications open in October 2017 so keep checking back so that you don't miss out!
Volunteer for an external organisation
NUSU's volunteering service Go Volunteer can link you to a number of external organisations in the North East who work closely with young people. From teaching performing arts with Teatro to acting as a buddy for a vulnerable child with Children North East, there are hundreds of opportunities available to Newcastle University students. Find out some more about all of these opportunities here at Go Volunteer.