Fast Friends is a programme of activities to help you make the most of your time at Northumbria. It is a great opportunity to meet students from an array of different backgrounds, make friends, and discover more of the UK.

Term 2 Trips

Manchester Trip

3rd February

8am – 5pm return, £15

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport.


Liverpool Trip

17th February

8am – 5pm return, £15

Home to the Beatles, Liverpool FC and the iconic Albert Dock, Liverpool has the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London and is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the North West.


Keswick Trip

3rd March

9am – 4pm return, £12

Keswick is the historic market town in the beautiful Lake District, home to idyllic villages, high moorlands and picturesque lakes. You can visit the pencil museum and art gallery or even take a boat trip out onto Derwent Water.


Beamish Trip

24th March

9am – 3pm return, £12

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during, 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

If you would like to attend one of the above events, visit the Welcome Desk to register your interest and to purchase. 


NUFC Tickets

Enjoy the action and atmosphere of the Premiership live at St James’ Park in exclusive seats in the Milburn stand. The Fast Friends programme has negotiated discounted prices for all Newcastle's home games for the upcoming Premier League season. 

2018 fixtures

Saturday 13th January - Newcastle V Swansea City, 3pm kick off

Wednesday 31st January - Newcastle V Burnley, 7.45pm kick off

Saturday 10th February - Newcastle V Manchester United, 3pm kick off

Saturday 10th March - Newcastle V Southampton, 3pm kick off

Saturday 31st March - Newcastle V Huddersfield, 3pm kick off

Saturday 14th April - Newcastle V Arsenal, 3pm kick off

Saturday 28th April - Newcastle V West Brom, 3pm kick off

Sunday 13th May - Newcastle V Chelsea, 3pm kick off

Please note that these dates and times could change due to TV coverage but notice will be given should they change. All tickets are available from the Students' Union Welcome Desk. Ticket prices will vary between £20 - £40 each. If you would like more information about any of these matches, contact