Here at NUSU we understand that life as a student is so much more than just your course; it’s also about being part of something, making friends, playing sports, volunteering and learning from new experiences. All our extra-curricular activities and the skills you learn from your new experiences help to make you more employable. NUSU offers you a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills and experience with an unrivalled amount of voluntary and paid opportunities
The ncl+ Award is a way for you to demonstrate key skills to employers. The accreditation scheme gives you recognition for the volunteering work you do on your Higher Education Achievement Report. Whether it’s clubs and societies, volunteering, part time work or an international experience – if you are doing something outside of your course, the ncl+ Award is perfect for you!
Ncl+ Advanced Awards
Want to push yourself further? If you have already completed or are currently completing the ncl+ Award in Newcastle, our Advanced Awards will let you do this whilst also gaining valuable skills and knowledge as well as build key contact which could help you in your future career. We have advanced awards available in communication, project management and a leadership award accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Our students are amazing. We know this, you know this – let’s celebrate it and tell the world!
Nominations open in February
We want you to tell us what we should be celebrating. NUSU wants you to nominate yourself, another student or a student group for one of our suite of awards, recognising the amazing achievements of so many students at Newcastle University. Whether you volunteer out in the community, do great things within a club or society, have invented or developed something that will have a great social or economic impact, have started a business or been enterprising in other ways – basically, anything extra-curricular you’ve done, we want to hear about it!
Categories and awards nights details can be found here: – but remember, whether it’s inside or outside of the university, we want to know about what you’ve been doing beyond your course, and how wonderful it is! Nominate yourself, a friend or a whole group of students, and on the awards nights we’ll recognise the remarkable contribution our students make to the university and local community.
2017-18 Awards included:
Pride of Newcastle University Awards
The culmination and spectacle of the academic year – the best of the best!
Selected winners from categories across the Celebrating Success Awards were put forward to this prestigious ceremony, organised by NUSU and Newcastle University Careers Service.
Guests included all of the nominees plus their friends/family, university and students’ union staff, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, local and national employers plus community leaders.
2018-19 Pride of Newcastle University Awards will take place on Thursday 6th June 2019 at the Civic Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
For more information on any of these awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org