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The Christmas food is calling, but before then let's get into the Christmas spirit. 

We have a range of events both in Newcastle and in your Accommodation to brighten up the dark nights: 


Get your running shoes on! The three fastest 5k runs will receive Gymshark vouchers!!

And we have a mystery prize for best dressed!

Send us your route, time and photo before midnight Sunday 29th Nov to be entered!

http://orlo.uk/gymshark_z8Sda #NU5kRun #LiveWithUs


Monday 30th November until Sunday 6th December - Gingerbread making contest

Monday 7th December until Sunday 13th December- Christmas Jumper Day 

 Festive Parklife competition, 18th December to 4th January

Did you know that Newcastle boasts 33 different Parks and Open spaces across the City? Though there are many things we are all unable to do this Christmas, exploring nature and the great outdoors is still allowed so lets see how many you can explore!

We’re offering £25 of Just East vouchers to the first 10 students to load selfies of themselves in 25 of the 33 Parks, load them up to our Facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/xmasnsu or email them to us at su.enquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

Saturday 12th December, North Tyneside Coastal Snowman & Snowdog Trail

A beautifully walking trail across North Tyneside’s festive sculpture trail inspired by the animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book The Snowman™

Meet at Students’ Union Welcome Desk at 11am to walk to Haymarket Metro for transportation to the Coast. £5.30 required for Metro fare, dress for the weather (i.e. cold!) and bring money for lunch. Pre-booking essential, please book via www.mynsu.co.uk and bring your phone for selfies!

Saturday 19th December, Jesmond Dene.

Meet outside the Students’ Union to walk to the beautiful Jesmond Dene. The Dene is a unique haven of peace and tranquillity for the people of Newcastle. It is a narrow wooded valley that follows the river Ouseburn between South Gosforth and Jesmond Vale. This provides an important wildlife corridor right into the centre of Newcastle. Dress for the weather, pre-booking essential via www.mynsu.co.uk


Sports Central - FREE Two Week Festive Fitness Pass!  Saturday 19 December – Sunday 3 January.

If you are staying on-campus over the Christmas period you can access the gym, swimming pool and fitness classes with a FREE 2-week Sport Central pass.

The pass will run from Saturday 19 December – Sunday 3 January. You’ll be able to make use of the facilities during our Christmas Opening Times.

To ‘activate’ your pass please email northumbriasport@northumbria.ac.uk using ‘Two Week Festive Pass’ as the subject and provide your name, DOB, Student Number and Email address. A member of our team will get back in touch to confirm your membership and answer any questions you may have.


Gym and pool sessions, along with classes need to be prebooked. You must also make yourself famil-iar with our ‘Keeping Safe’ COVID guidelines.

Download the Northumbria Sport App and visit northumbriasport.com to find out more.


The Big Bag of Sport – each Hall of Residence has been provided with a ‘bi Bag of Sport’ for you all to enjoy free of charge! All manner of bats, balls and racquets are there for you to sign out and enjoy, ask at your Halls reception for more details.

Monday 21st December, Rising Sun Country Park & Farm + lunch in McDonalds!

The Rising Sun Country Park is a beautiful green space, 162 hectares large, within walking distance of Palmersville Metro station. Boasting a nature reserve with ponds, woodlands and extensive grasslands; a farm and Countryside Centre, the site is a haven for wildlife and an ideal place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

Meet at Students’ Union Welcome Desk at 11am to walk to Haymarket Metro for transportation to Palmersville. £5.30 required for Metro fare, dress for the weather (i.e. cold!) and bring money for lunch – McDonalds is based in the supermarket next to the park though other eateries are available. Pre-booking essential, please book via www.mynsu.co.uk and bring your phone for selfies!

Tuesday 22nd December, Angel of the North & Saltwell Park

A bracing festive walk to visit the iconic Angel of the North statue, taking in a stop at the lovely Saltwell Park in Gateshead on the way home. Visit Gateshead’s most celebrated parrot and see if he swears at you! Meet at the SU at 11am to walk to Haymarket bus station, bus fare needed, dress for the weather and bring money for lunch

Wednesday 23rd & Sunday 27th December, 1pm-3pm, “The 3-household Festive Mingle”, The Tent, outside Northumbria Students’ Union (City Campus)

We’re taking advantage of the temporary relaxation in household-mixing to bring you a lunchtime social in our heated tent. Expect music, a Quiz, hot chocolate, traditional mulled wine, festive sweet treats and an opportunity to make soe new friends. Booking in groups of no more than 3 households is essential, please visit www.mynsu.co.uk to secure your place.

Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th September – Escape in Escape. 10am-5pm

Though restrictions do not allow us to bring you events on these dates, the Students’ Union building will be open for you to enjoy and we will provide hot drinks and sweet treats in Escape (1st floor, City Campus Students’ Union building). Come and relax, use the PC’s and enjoy a festive snack or two on us