• Newcastle First Aid Society Standard Membership£2.50
  • Newcastle First Aid Society Associate Membership£2.50

About Us

Newcastle First Aid Society


There are 2 elements to Newcastle First Aid Society: a society in The Students’ Union and a “unit” in St John Ambulance. Newcastle First Aid Society unites 2 universities: Newcastle University and Northumbria University. 

Our society was founded over 25 years ago in 1995, with 5 members, with the aim to equip students with the skills to save a life. 

Nowadays, most of our members are new to volunteering: some are part of the society; others volunteer with St John Ambulance. 

With being a member of Newcastle First Aid Society, you have the brilliant opportunity to apply to become a qualified first aid volunteer for St John Ambulance where you will help by covering first aid at events around Newcastle and big events across the UK like the Great North Run, London Marathon and Brighton Pride. The society provide members with free first aid skills and make sure those skills are kept sharp through mock scenarios throughout the year.

Our meetings range from guest speakers to informal training to trips around Newcastle. We also provide some amazing socials including; 'THE WEEKENDER' and the infamous annual White Tee event !!!!

Meetings are normally 7:00pm on Thursdays. More info on venues and socials will be available via our website and Facebook group.

If you have any queries in relation to the society or the St John Unit please email:


Ronan O'Reilly, Northumbria President (Society President)

George Sowerby, Northumbria Secretary (Society Secretary)

Jessica Stoker, Northumbria Treasurer (Society Treasurer)

Margaux Nieuwjaer, Newcastle/Northumbria Welfare (Welfare Co- Ordinator)

Ronan is responsible for all society activities, liaising with the Students' Unions to ensure the society is the best it can be.



A Newcastle LINKS Membership runs from 1st August to 31st July each year.