Ensuring that International Students feel welcome into University life is a big priority of ours. From campaigning on the behalf of International student representation, to providing International welcome weeks, we want to ensure the International student experience is as good as it can be.
At the Union
NUSU wants every part of the student community to be represented and have their voice heard. That’s why we hold yearly elections to find a dedicated team of student officers, including a representative for the International student body. If you encounter an issue related to being an International student, need advice or just want to talk to a friendly face, you can contact NUSU’s International Officer.
Join one of the many Societies including the Hong Kong, Filipino, and International-Intercultural Society.
NUSU has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to harassment, discrimination and hate crime. If you’ve experienced harassment because of who you are, or witnessed an incident on campus, we want to know. Head to our to our Report and Support page for information on how to report and get support.
If you encounter an issue related to being an International student in your academic life, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team exists to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive culture throughout all faculties of the University. Find out about the University commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here.
When joining clubs in the Athletic Union, keep an eye out for our ‘Earn Your Stripes’ Inclusivity badges. Clubs which display this badge have actively worked to include underrepresented members, participated in positive campaigns, and appointed a welfare officer on committee.
The Student Financial Support Team may be able to provide discretionary funding to assist international students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulties and who struggle to cover their living costs as well as providing additional information.
Want face-to-face financial advice? You can also book an appointment with one of our friendly advisors at the Student Advice Centre, right here in the Students’ Union.
Newcastle University International Undergraduate Guide: Download here
Newcastle University International Postgraduate Guide: Download here
For a ton of information including health services, visa support and how to adapt to a new country head here.