We were planning to launch the 2019-20 campaign in May but of course the world has changed and the support we can now offer to students moving out of their private houses and flats has also changed. Because we will be limited in working out in the community safely we are focussing our efforts in a different way for 2020.
The environmental campaign would usually take on a three-way attack at the end of year to help students clear out their houses and flats in a sustainable way.
Read about the 2018-19 campaign here.
Plans for summer 2020
British Heart Foundation donations
The BHF are not classed as essential work and therefore are working in a very limited capacity. Donations banks and collections remain paused during the lock down period. Read up to date information here.
Now that movement is less restricted you may be planning to come back to Newcastle to clear out your old house or flat. Please don’t dump your unwanted household rubbish in the lane but instead (if you have transport) visit one of the rubbish tips in Newcastle.
The three Household Waste Recycling Centres have reopened with measures in place.
Byker is closest to the areas that students live, allow 4 cars in at once with 10 minutes to unload
Brunswick offer a one in one out arrangement.
Walbottle allow 5 cars in at once with 10 minutes to unload.
Visitors cannot use vans or trailers. Only one person is allowed out of the vehicle. Ideally only one person in a car but it is appreciated that there are exceptions (a student may be with a parent who is the driver that would be acceptable), as long as only one person gets out the car inside the site. The student would have to show a bill or other statement with their name and Newcastle address on it along with photo ID. Their student ID pass would suffice so with both of these they would be able to access the site.
Read all of the Newcastle City Council Coronavirus advice here.
Litter Picks have also been halted across the city.
NUSU Officers and help available at the SU.
The NUSU Officers are lobbying local government to support their plea for landlords to be as fair with students as they can be. You can read their letter and additional housing information here.
The SAC have a really useful FAQ and latest news section to help answer the main queries that they are dealing with. If you need to speak with an advisor you can book an online or telephone appointment here.
We know this is not the answer to every issue that students are facing. Be assured that your Officers are in constant communication with the University and are working hard to represent you in this very unusual time.
Email your thoughts, questions or concerns to CDC.email@example.com and we will try to help or signpost you on to someone who can.