New to Newcastle? Find out what we do as your Students' Union

A word of welcome from your Students' Union!

We can't wait to see you on campus!

Welcome, New Students!

Congratulations on starting at Newcastle University - we are so excited to have you here! By now, you’ve probably seen us popping up on your social media and appearing every now and again in your inbox, so if you're wondering who we are, let us formally introduce ourselves: we’re Newcastle University Students' Union (NUSU for short)!

Here to Represent

We’re the Student’s Union for everyone here at Newcastle University. Ran for students, by the students – to put it simply, we’re your go-to for anything you can think of to make your student experience the best that it can be. First and foremost, we are here to represent you! From our network of School and Course Reps to our Change Campaigns, Student Council to our team of Officers, we are constantly lobbying for your rights, and to help ease University-wide issues. As our figurehead, our Sabbatical Officers, who are elected every year from a pool of student candidates, represent you in meetings with the University, launch awareness campaigns and fight for change that benefits you. 

Get Involved

Not sure how to get involved? We’ve got your back. The Students' Union is the main hub for everything extra-curricular. Whether you want to get involved in any of our 350+ Sports Clubs & Societies, join our Student media team, or do some volunteering - we have something for everyone! We also run lots of activities and events throughout the year for you to come along to - from Fairs, on-site Festivals, to Activity & Sports taster sessions. Did we mention we also run your Official Freshers'

Your Social Space

The Students Union also plays host to lots of food vendors, and its very own Students' Union bar (Luther's Bar) & Gigs space (Venue). So whether you fancy some live music, a pub quiz, some live sports, or a cheeky Domino's, NUSU is the place to be. Check out all your food & drink options here. 

Here for the Tougher Times

But we’re also here for the tougher times – we know that student life can get hard, and we want to support you whenever you feel like you need us most. As your Students’ Union, we aim to act as your voice and be your very own support network right on campus. Currently in development is our new on-site Welfare & Support Centre which will facilitate staff to be on hand to support you throughout your time at Newcastle University. This center will be also fighting the good fight for equality, diversity, participation & inclusion for students. Very importantly, we also have a dedicated Student Advice Centre where you can book appointments to discuss any issues or concerns you may have in greater depth.

We’ve all had a tough year with the pandemic, and we know that you want to start your time at university off on the best foot, but we also want to keep you safe. So, this year we’ll be doing things a bit differently. We’ll still have all the best Freshers events lined up, but some might look a little different. You can find out more about this on the brand-new Freshers site. You can also find out a little more about what we do (including our clubs and societies, facilities, and resources) and the latest updates and info too.