Information Sessions

Information Sessions

There’s something for everyone here at Newcastle. We want you to meet new people, have fun and get settled into life at Newcastle University. We’re also aware that you are venturing into education in a different country so we want to make this transition as smooth as possible for you.


This year our International Welcome live events will be delivered online. All students will have access to the enhanced online induction and orientation programme available via Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as well as the sessions below.


Virtual Drop In Events - January 2021

We held two Virtual Drop in Events for all international students to answer any questions they may have. These took place on:

Tuesday 26th Jan from 3.30 - 4.30pm (UK time)

Thursday 28th Jan from 9.30 - 10.30am (UK time)

Representatives from various different services available including the Careers Service, Language Resource Centre, Wellbeing Services, Newcastle University Students Union, Sports Services, Alumni Service, Sustainability Team and Visa Support attended to answer questions from students.

You can still access and view the conversations and information files posted during the events - they might help answer any questions you have. To get the link to the Virtual Drop In Team please complete the sign-up form

Information Session

Recordings of the following live sessions will be available Canvas:

Adjusting to Life Overseas Webinar      

Learn all about Culture Shock, what it is and how to minimise or avoid it. Moving to a different country to study can be exciting, but it can also be challenging. This webinar will help you to prepare for this, know how to recognise the Culture Shock signs and suggest ways of reducing its impact for you to make the most of your experience. 

Living in Newcastle Webinar    

Learn a bit more about your new home – Newcastle. We’ll talk about the City and the University and you’ll receive some tips on where to visit when you get here and most importantly where to find and buy essential items! 

International Welcome Event  

This event is your official welcome to the University, with welcome messages from the Vice Chancellor, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and representatives from the Students’ Union (NUSU).