Society of the Month March 2017

Society of the Month

This month has been very busy and eventful for March’s winner, Engineers without Borders.

Chiefly their success has been shaped by three main events…

Most noticeably, their biggest event of the year, the Nuclear Power Debate. This is a debate organised on the motion ‘Nuclear Power should play a major role in Britain energy future and replace fossil fuel’. The debate had  6 speakers, 3 in favour of the motion and 3 against the motion. This event had a great impact on raising awareness of the issue of nuclear energy especially amongst an audience of engineering students who will work in providing energy for Britain in the future.

Engineers without Borders have also been busy with a number of outreach activities. The first of which was an afterschool science club where students built water filters with pupils and explained to them the principles of filtration. The second was a ‘Water for the World’ Workshop. This activity had a lasting effect on students with their science studies as they begin to get a grasp on engineering principles and widened the university outreach to school students as they were very interested to learn more about life in Newcastle University.

 

Other News

Strikes to hit Newcastle University this November

The trade union that represents lecturers, researchers and other university staff such as librarians and administrators– has voted in favour of strike action

 
Tampons… reveal yourself

We’re excited to finally announce that menstrual care vending machines will be up and running in six locations across campus, from Friday 29th November.

 
Exclusive Postgraduate Activities

Check out all the events we have exclusive to Postgrad students at Newcastle University. From Gin masterclasses to a food potluck, this is a great chance to get involved.

 
Our best upcoming Halloween events & gigs

From John Newman, Reverand & the Makers to Professor Green, we have a big line-up of gigs & events coming to NUSU. Check them out here.

 
Going for gold?

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has arrived at Newcastle University!