Inclusive Buddies

Inclusion is one of Newcastle University Students’ Union’s (NUSU) six values. Inclusive Buddies is a project that aims to promote this by building supportive networks and help new students, particularly those that are underrepresented* within Higher Education, settle into life at Newcastle University.

The six students you find below are called Inclusive Buddies. University can be quite daunting, whether you’re incoming, returning, or even a prospective student. These buddies will offer you a warm, friendly, and informative conversation about what the student union and university provide to make your experience the very best. For example, they are happy to pass on hints and tips about the best places to eat, visit, explore, live, or even study. So, register below and ask our Inclusive Buddies, the questions you really want to be answered - click on the chat button to learn more about each buddy. 

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*The Office for Students, which acts as the regulator for Higher Education within England has published a list of students that it considers underrepresented groups. This can be found here – Underrepresented Students 

If you are not sure where to go and need further support, then please get in touch with Rohit Sharma (EDI Coordinator) at 


Your Ideas

The Inclusive Buddies project is student-led so we want to hear from YOU about the type of activates and support would be of benefit. Below are some potential strands that could form part of the programme. 

If you have any ideas or would like to be a volunteer ambassador please contact us on? 

  • Events & Campaigns 
    As ambassadors, you can develop events and campaigns promoting issues that are important to you and promote social equality and inclusion. This could be specific to Newcastle University or part of wider campaigns. 

  • Sharing experiences to create change 
    By sharing your experience on areas such as learning & teaching practises, wellbeing and support services, any gaps related to progression to employment/further study etc. we can explore ways to improve the student experience.