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What's On

Wednesday 14th February

Valentine’s Cookery Class (12:30pm, Venue 1, NUSU)

NUSU are hosting a cookery class, offering you the chance to brush up on your culinary skills to impress your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. During the session you will take part in observing and preparing some festive sweet and savory dishes, that you will be able to try at home. Find out more.

NUSU Employability Workshops: Conflict Resolution (5- 6pm, Bamburgh Room, NUSU)

The first workshop in a pick ‘n’ mix series of interview/application booster sessions, to help you improve your employability skills. Find out more.

Hi Lo Aerobics – Fitness Class (5:15pm, Multi B, Sport’s Centre)

Hi- Lo Aerobics is a cardio workout for building strength and stamina. A high- energy interval training class combining athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises, for a fun and fantastic class. Find out more.

Thursday 15th February

Rupert’s Wood Conservation Task (10:30pm, Rupert’s Wood)

Go Volunteer and Rupert’s Wood are offering students an opportunity to volunteer to help prepare the wood for residentials, through a series of conservation activities they are seeking participants to aid with. Find out more.

Afternoon Tea with the Baking Society (2pm, The Lounge, NUSU)

Join NUSU and the Baking Society for an afternoon of tea, cakes and scones; all at a discounted price. Find out more.

Friday 16th February

Chinese New Year (9am, TBC)

Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Newcastle with a massive celebration parade through Chinatown. The parade is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles to help make the parade its biggest success yet. Find out more.

Jump 360 Extreme Trampoline (1pm, Meet outside Hatton Gallery)

Jump 360 provides an exhilarating indoor trampoline park, with a variety of obstacles and ninja warrior course for you to conquer. NUSU are offering you the chance to tackle this bouncy day out. Find out more.

Fat Buddha 2 Course Meal – Chinese New Year Celebration (5pm, Meet outside Hatton Gallery) 

Join Give it a Go for a beautiful meal to celebrate Chinese New Year at Fat Buddha. We are offering you a 2-course meal and a drink for only £5 per person. Find out more.

Saturday 17th February

NUFC Stadium Tour (1:30pm, Meet outside NUSU front entrance)

Located in the heart of the city, St. James’ Park is the home to Newcastle’s own Newcastle United FC. Enjoy a tour of the stadium, visiting the player’s entrance, home and away dressing rooms, media suite and tunnel to the pitch side, it is a day out not to miss. Find out more.

Sunday 18th February

Beamish – The Living Museum of the North (9:30am, Meet outside the Hatton Gallery, NUSU)

Come and visit the North East’s ‘living’ museum, offering you the chance to experience life in the North East in the 1820s, 1910s and 1940’s. Set across 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside, the museum offers a living, working museum featuring costumed folk bringing the town, pit village, house farm and Pockerley Old Hall back to life. Find out more.

Ladies Football (7pm, Sports Hall, Sports Centre)

Women’s 5-a-side football, welcomes people of all abilities to this session. Whether you want to try football for the first time or want to get competitive, why not come along and have a go? Find out more.

Monday 19th February

  • Golf (5:15pm, Meet outside Hatton Gallery, NUSU) 
    Learn how to impress your future boss on the greens with this beginner’s guide to golf. A massive success every term, the price of the activity includes transport, equipment, and entrance to the driving range, as well as one hour’s coaching with a professional golfer. Find out more.

Tuesday 20th February

  • Indoor Kayaking (7pm, Gosforth Leisure Centre Regent Farm Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3HD)
    Ever fancied trying out Kayaking? Here’s a chance to learn some new skills and play some fun games. Find out more.
  • Postgraduate Researcher Workshop (5:15pm, History Rooms, NUSU)
    A free workshop designed to identify and discuss potential improvements of the academic interests of PGR’s. Find out more.

Wednesday 21st February

  • Virtual Reality goes to Primrose Hill (9am, TBC) 
    A group of volunteers will be visiting Primrose Hill care home in Felling. The Virtual Reality kit will be set up to create personalised VR experiences for the residents. Go Volunteer are searching for volunteers to help with this project. Find out more.
  • Netbox Making with children (12:30pm, TBC)
    We're making nestboxes with children at small, remote rural first schools (children ages 5 - 8). It'll be a fun, hands on session building something useful. Find out more.
  • Big Culture Conversation (5:30pm,Great Hall, Discovery Museum)
    In September 2018 we will launch an exciting new programme called City of Dreams. We aim to make life better for all children and young people in Newcastle and Gateshead. Come to this meeting to voice your ideas and opinions. Find out more.


  • Cinematography workshop with the film society (6pm, History Room, NUSU)
    Fancy yourself making films but not sure how to get that perfect shot? Then come along to Film Society's Cinematography Workshop! 


  • Tea Tasting at Quillam Brother’s Teahouse (6:45pm, Meet outside NUSU front entrance)
    Come back to school for a lesson of tea tasting at the toons most popular tea shop - Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse! The lessons lasts for 2 hours and comprises of an l presentation covering exciting info about the world of tea. Find out more.

Thursday 22nd February

  • London Fashion Week Festival Trip (4pm, TBC) 
    Join the NU Fashion Society to London for our 3 night extravaganza! In our trip, you will get to see the front line of modern fashion and all its influences. Find out more.
  • Let’s Play Darts Newcastle (8pm, Venue, NUSU)
    After touring the country we roll back into Newcastle this February! Bringing the craziest atmosphere, you've come to know and expect, outrageous fancy dress, cheap drinks and the North East’s best Pro/Am players throwing it out to be titled as Lord of the Darts 2018! Find out more.

Friday 23rd February

  • Cocktail Making Masterclass Party and Food (3:30pm, Meet outside NUSU front entrance)
    Come and learn the tricks of the trade with Revolution’s Cocktail Making Class. From muddling and mixing, to shaking and stirring, you’ll become a cocktail connoisseur in no time. Oh, and did we mention the food? You'll feast on a gourmet buffet fit for a King or Queen! Find out more.
  • Eagles Newcastle vs. Leeds Force (6:30pm, Meet outside NUSU front entrance)
    Join us as we head to Sport Central to see the mighty Eagles take on the Leeds Force it’s bound to be an exciting game! Find out more.

Saturday 24th February

  • Leeds Trip (8am, Meet outside Hatton Gallery, NUSU)
    Another one of Give it a Go's famous city trips, explore the Leeds City It’s been called the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ - only not as astronomically priced. 
  • Stan Calvert Fun Run (11am, TBC)
    Want to be part of the biggest varsity event in the North East? This year all students will have the chance to take part with the 1st Stan Calvert 5k Fun Run taking place on Saturday 24th February, 11am, Newcastle University Town Moor. Find out more.

Sunday 25th February

  • Ski Lesson (10am, Meet outside Hatton Gallery, NUSU)
    Always wanted to try it, but can’t afford a trip to the mountains? Take the easy option! Come with us for a beginner session on the dry slope, all equipment & transport provided. Find out more.
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