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 1 Trips

23rd September 2017 - Alnwick Castle and Gardens, 11am - 4pm return, £24.50

Take a trip to Northumberland and see the sights of Alnwick Castle and Gardens. The stunning castle has been used as a backdrop to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and more recently in Downton Abbey and the Gardens are home to one of the world’s largest wooden tree house and the Poison Garden. This a must visit!

14th October 2017 - Bamburgh and Holy Island, 9am - 4pm return, £18

Join us on a trip to the beautiful Northumberland coastline where you’ll visit the historic Bamburgh Castle and the pretty village on the unique Holy Island.

31st October 2017 - Newcastle Ghost Walk, Meet at NSU, £6

Get into the Halloween spirit and join us on a ghost walk around the spookiest spots in Newcastle. On the tour you’ll visit the haunted Castle Keep and Castle Garth with animated stories of headless horsemen, serial killers and tales of witchcraft. 

3rd November 2017 - Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Meet at NSU Welcome Desk 5.30pm, FREE

Celebrate the British tradition by coming along to our Fast Friends Bonfire Night event in Ouseburn. There’ll be plenty of fireworks to keep you entertained.  

18th November 2017 - Durham Lumiere, 6pm - 10pm return, £6

Come along and enjoy Durham Lumiere where artistic light installations illuminate the city in delightful and unusual ways.

2nd December 2017 - Edinburgh Christmas Market, 8am - 4pm return, £12

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a trip to the Scottish capital to revel in festive delights.

9th December 2017 - Christmas in York, 8am - 4pm return, £12

It’s the most wonderful time of year and what better way of spending it, than in the beautiful city of York. There will plenty of things to keep you entertained and get you feeling festive.

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. 

2017 fixtures

Sun 13th August – NUFC vs Tottenham Hotspur – 13:30

Sat 26th August – NUFC vs West Ham United – 15:00

Sat 16th September – NUFC vs Stoke City – 15:00

Sun1stOctober – NUFC vs Liverpool – 16:30

Sat 21st October – NUFC vs Crystal Palace – 15:00

Sat 4th November – NUFC vs Bournemouth – 15:00

Sat 25th November – NUFC vs Watford – 15:00

Sat 9th December – NUFC vs Leicester – 15:00

Weds 13th December – NUFC vs Everton – 19:45

Tues 26th December – NUFC vs Manchester City – 15:00

Sat 30th December – NUFC vs Brighton and Hove Albion – 15:00


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