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Come along to your Students’ Union and book in for an exciting year of new activities. Go on! Give it a GO!


Give it a Go (GIAG) is a great way to get involved in fun activities in and around Newcastle! This booklet shows you all the activities planned between now and the Easter holidays! ALL sessions are open to ALL students, you don’t need to be a member, just sign up to whatever you’d like to do and GIVE IT A GO! Give it a Go (GIAG)

How to Book

Give it a Go is an activities programme run by your Students’ Union which offers you the opportunity to try something new, learn new skills, and meet new people. Whether you’re racing around a Go Karting track at 60mph, or relieving your stress with a massage session, there really is something for everyone, so GET INVOLVED!

We highly recommend you book EARLY to avoid disappointment! You can book online at www.nusu.co.uk/giag or come in and see us in the Activities Centre on Level 1 of the Students’ Union. PLEASE NOTE: All free events unless otherwise stated require a £5 deposit which will be returned when you attend the event.

Terms and Conditions Not able to attend an event? Want to double check whether you’re eligible for a refund? For answers to these questions and others please see our full Terms and Conditions on our website, or come and ask us in the Activities Centre.

Contact Us Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk Website: www.nusu.co.uk/giag Forum: www.nusuforum.co.uk/forums/14-Give-It-A-Go Facebook: www.facebook.com/giagnewcastle Twitter: GIAGNewcastle Or find us in the Activities

Centre, NUSU Building

Please note: All free events require a £5 deposit which will be returned when you attend the event.

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


Guided Meditation

Yoga

RAG Pub Quiz

RAG Battle of the Bands

Is the January exam season proving a bit stressful? Post-holiday blues getting you down? Come and join us for a bit of relaxation to get you through the exam period and take away some relaxation techniques to help you through a busy term.

With exam season tailing off, come and join Give it a Go for a relaxing yoga session. With both beginners and experienced people in mind, this is open to anyone and everyone wanting to de-stress before the rest of term begins.

Test your wits and knowledge against the rest of the University with a pub quiz. All proceeds go to charity and there are great prizes on offer! For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

Come and see some of Newcastle’s finest musicians battle it out for glory in Battle of the Bands! All proceeds go to charity and it’s a great cause. For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

Wednesday 15th January 2:30pm FREE!

Immigration options for International Students The Newcastle Careers Service is running a workshop for any international students looking to explore options regarding the Tier 2 route for graduate employment in the UK. Email giag.union@ncl.ac.uk for more information.

Wednesday 15th January 1:00pm FREE!

Tuesday 21st January 3:30pm FREE!

Pilates Our final stress-buster of the exam season, come and join us for a Pilates session. Originally designed for injured soldiers returning from the war, it should make your exam stress disappear. Sign up now!

Wednesday 22nd January TBC FREE!

RAG FIFA Tournament

Massage Sessions Another exam period stress-buster from Give it a Go. Come and work out those knots and stresses with our massage therapist, and get yourself back in a stress-free, ready for work state of mind.

Friday 17th January All Day £5 per session

Come and join RAG and see if you can prove your FIFA skills against other students in their very own FIFA tournament. With all entry fees going to charity, it’s for a great cause, just don’t pick Barcelona or Real Madrid! For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

Saturday 25th January 1:00pm £5 to enter

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Sunday 26th January 7:00pm £2 to enter

Wednesday 29th January 7:30pm £5

RAG Man vs Food Always thought you were a good eater? Come and take on a variety of food related challenges to prove that you can beat food! All proceeds go to charity and there are special prizes on offer. For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

RAG Vintage Tea Party Come for a traditional tea party in the Students’ Union with all proceeds going to charity. For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

Tuesday 28th January 1:00pm £5 to enter

Thursday 30th January 1:00pm £1

RAG Comedy Night

Chinese New Year

With all proceeds going to charity, come and see some of Newcastle’s finest comedians on show at the RAG comedy night. For more information email rag@newcastle.ac.uk

Join Give it a Go as we take a trip to China town to see the marvel that is Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the horse so anyone born in 1990, this is going to be your year! Keep checking the website for more details.

Tuesday 28th January 7:00pm £5

TBC FREE!

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


Nottingham

Flowrider

Comedy Night at the Stand

Hancock Pub Quiz

Give it a Go’s first big trip of 2014! Come to Nottingham with us, home to some of England’s richest history and the centre of Robin Hood country! Nottingham castle, a city of caves, not to mention a beautiful city await, book your place now!

One of only 27 flowriders in the world, this is an experience that you can only have in 3 places in the UK. Great value and indoors, join the Newcastle surf club for a winter water classic!

A favourite at Give it a Go, come and see some of the North East’s best amateur comedians take the stage for a night that promises entertainment!

How knowledgeable are you? Come and pit your wits against others in one of Newcastle’s favourite pub quizzes. With great prizes up for grabs, do you have what it takes?

Saturday 1st February 8:00am £15

4x4 Driving Using ex-Army Land Rovers, specifically produced for tough terrain, this is a 4x4 experience with a difference. Deep water, steep hill climbs, and slippery downhill sections, this is a great way to test your driving skill. Be aware - places are very limited!

Sunday 2nd February TBC £10

Language Taster Session- German Join the Modern Languages Society for their first language taster session of term and try your hand at German! Beginners welcome; come and join some native speakers and experience a new language.

Monday 3rd February 6:00pm FREE!

Tuesday 4th February 6:30pm £5

Guest Speaker- Brain Injury Organised by Newcastle’s Neurological and Psychology societies, come and meet an individual who has gone through a life changing brain injury. Talking about both his injury and his life post-injury, it’s a very interesting talk that is not to be missed!

Tuesday 4th February 5:30pm FREE!

Knit4Fun Join Give it a Go on a very popular course and get used to the basics of knitting. It’s still pretty cold outside, and knitwear is arguably the answer! Beginners are welcomed, and the instructors will be there to take you through the basics on this two session course.

Wednesday 5th and 12th of February 1:00pm £5 per session

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Wednesday 5th February 7:30pm £2

Newcastle Farmers’ Market Come and taste some of the finest local produce from Newcastle and the surrounding area. A market exclusively for traders from the North East, this is a great opportunity to pick up some great local produce that you won’t be able to find in your local Tesco!

Friday 7th February 11:00am FREE!

Glasgow Join Give it a Go on another of their ever popular city trips to Glasgow! Scotland’s largest city and Britain’s second city for much of the time after the Industrial Revolution, come and see a city rich in history and culture, and one that isn’t on the traditional UK tourist trail.

Saturday 8th February 8:00am £12

Sunday 9th February 7:00pm £1

Cocktail Training Join Give it a Go at a local bar where experienced mixologists will teach you the secrets of making your favourite cocktail. Take home some skills to wow your friends at any party!

Monday 10th February 6:00pm £5

Valentine’s Day Card Making Got a special someone in mind? Or do you just want to make some comedy cards for your friends? Either way, come along to our Valentine’s card making session. Free food and drink provided!

Tuesday 11th February 3:00pm £2

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


Victoria Tunnels

Improvised Comedy Workshop

A firm favourite with Give it a Go, places will go fill up fast! Take a tour of Newcastle’s hidden underground tunnels, and learn some lesser known histories of the city! These trips always sell out, book your place early!

A very popular activity hosted by the University’s very own Comedy Society, come and try your hand at some stand up! Including group role plays and one to one dialogues, this is sure to have you laughing, whether you’re trying it out or taking part!

Wednesday 12th February Wednesday 12th March Wednesday 26th March 1:00pm £4

Mandarin Consultant Come to meet Mandarin Consultant, a firm specialising in helping Chinese students find work experience and graduate careers in the UK. For more information please email giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Thursday 13th February 5:15pm FREE!

Anti-Valentine’s Day Film Night Are you sick of all the roses, flowers, and secret admirers? Come and join Give it a Go in Men’s Bar for an anti-Valentine’s day film night! Keep checking the website, the title is going to be released soon!

Thursday 13th February 7:30pm FREE!

Saturday 15th February 1:00pm FREE!

Fellwalking Join the University’s Fellwalking society for a day walking in the beautiful Lake District. With fantastic winter views and a great active day out, this is not to be missed. Price includes all transport.

Sunday 16th February 8:00am £10

Photo Competition With the winter weather starting to get a little tedious for everyone, get back in the summer mood with Give it a Go’s summer themed photo competition! Whether you enter your best summer snap, or just vote for your favourite, there are prizes up for grabs to get you through the rest of the winter. See website for more details. Email giag.union@ncl.ac.uk before 10th February to enter!

17th February-24th February All Week FREE!

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Circus Skills

Cookery Course

Come and join Newcastle’s very own Circus Skills society for two different workshops, showing you how to wow your friends with a variety of circus skills. You’ll even be making your own equipment from scratch so you can take it home and practice.

Join Give it a Go and the charity FoodNation and make yourself some grub! The experienced instructors will supply all of the ingredients and will teach you how to make some impressive dishes to wow your friends with when they’re burning their baked beans at home! You’ll be able to take the recipes away with you too, VERY good value for money.

Monday 17th February 6:00pm £2

Language Taster Session- Arabic The second taster session of the term, this time it’s Arabic! A language with around 300 million native speakers, it is a very useful language to learn. Try your hand at it at this event for free!

Monday 17th February 6:00pm FREE!

Capoeira A really popular Give it a Go activity, come and try Capoeira, a Brazilian cross between martial arts and dance, great exercise and great fun, book your place early to avoid disappointment!

Tuesday 18th February 6:00pm £4

Wednesday 19th February 1:30pm and 4:00pm £10

Sheffield Join Give it a Go on the second city trip of the weekend! This time around it’s Sheffield, the steel city! With everything from fantastic shopping centres to a Yorkshire take on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is well worth a day out with Give it a Go!

Sunday 23rd February 9:00am £12

Bowling Night Come and join Give it a Go and test your skill on the polished lanes! With food included and the opportunity for Pool, Table Tennis, or even Karaoke as well, this is not to be missed!

Monday 24th February 6:30pm £5

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


Wildlife Photography of the Year Expo The world’s most prestigious showcase of wildlife photography is coming to Newcastle, join Give it a Go to experience some incredible scenes of the natural world, highlighting our planet’s extraordinary diversity.

Tuesday 25th February 2:00pm £5

Eastern European Night Come and join the International Society and Give it a Go for an evening celebrating Eastern European culture. Try your hand at traditional dancing, sample some fantastic food, and meet some new people, a must book activity!

Thursday 27th February 6:30pm FREE!

STAN CALVERT

Board Game Night

First Aid Training

Don’t forget your tickets to the Stan Calvert rugby match, the titanic clash between Newcastle and Northumbria. A game that is not to be missed, buy your tickets, let’s go Poly-bashing!

Come and meet some new people at our board game evening. Everything from Risk to Cluedo, we’ve got it covered! Food and drink provided as well, who is going to be the best on the night?

Sunday 2nd March TBC

Thursday 6th March 6:00pm FREE!

Come and join Newcastle LINKS society and get clued up on some basic First Aid. Covering everything from CPR to putting someone in the recovery position, this free workshop gives out both interesting and important information, which might one day mean you save a life. Sign up now.

Language Taster Session- Spanish Another one of the ever popular language tasters, this time it’s the turn of Spanish, the second most spoken language after English. Come and mix with some native speakers and try your hand at a new language!

Monday 3rd March 6:00pm FREE!

Top of the Monument Tour

York Another one of Give it a Go’s popular city trips! Join us on a trip to York, one of the most iconic cities in the north of England, rich in history, culture, and character. Described by some at Give it a Go as the greatest city in the world, come and see if they’re right!

One of the most popular events last term, join Give it a Go for a trip up to the top of Grey’s Monument. By special appointment only Give it a Go have gained access to the inside of the monument, and with the help of a guide can climb the long staircase to the top. Book your place quickly before it sells out!

Saturday 1st March 9:00am £10

Wednesday 5th March 1:00pm-2:30pm FREE!

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Go Ape Join us for another Give it a Go and Freshers’ favourite! It’s like a leisurely stroll through the woods but with one small difference, you’re 10 metres above ground swinging from ropes. Great value and a great activity, get in touch with your inner Tarzan!

Sunday 9th March 10:00am and 3:00pm £10

Discovery Museum

Friday 14th March 6:00pm FREE!

Manchester It’s the birthplace of so many things, from the computer to the Football League, come and see one of Britain’s best cities! Home to two of the World’s biggest football teams (for those fans amongst you) as well as architectural marvels and artistic wonders, make sure you secure your place on this trip fast!

Saturday 15th March 8:30am £10

Discover all about life in Newcastle upon Tyne over the years, from its military history to its fashion trends. Consistently rated as one of the best attractions in Newcastle, this free event is not to be missed.

Monday 10th March 1:00 pm FREE!

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


ZUMBA!

Easter Egg Hunt

Start off Give it a Go’s Sport Relief Weekend with a bang, come and try ZUMBA! This fast paced fitness party incorporates dance and fitness to get the blood pumping, feet moving, and heart racing, all with an inspirational instructor and a great soundtrack! Best of all, it’s FREE!

The Give it a Go Easter Egg hunt will be on all this week. Hidden around campus will be special Give it a Go egg tokens, all of which are worth a prize! Find as many as you can and bring them to the Activities Centre on the Friday to claim your prizes!

Monday 17th March 4:00pm FREE!

W/C Monday 24th March FREE! (Donations to charity welcomed)

Modern Language Taster- Japanese

Go Karting

The final language taster this term, come and experience Japanese! Always a popular language with students, come and see why, finish off the term with trying something new!

Monday 17th March 6:00pm FREE!

Paintballing Showdown

Go get your friends and sign yourselves up to this - this is karting with a difference! Join Give it a Go for a team endurance race round the nationally renowned Karting North East track. One of the biggest and fastest circuits in the UK, you’ll be hitting speeds of 60mph on the straight, not to be missed!

Wednesday 26th March 3:00pm £25

Give it a Go are taking 53 people for a day of high adrenalin paintballing, bring your friends, pick your teams, and get involved! This great price includes a whole day paintballing, lunch, and 200 paintballs. With 53 students either head to head or forming one team, it’s going to be a day that’s not to be missed!

Wednesday 19th March All Day £10

Want to Give it a Go? Email: giag.union@ncl.ac.uk

Want to Give it a Go? Book at www.nusu.co.uk/giag


EVENT KEY

24TH MARCH

17TH MARCH

10TH MARCH

3RD MARCH

24TH FEBRUARY

17TH FEBRUARY

10TH FEBRUARY

3RD FEBRUARY

27TH JANUARY

20TH JANUARY

13TH JANUARY

Week beginning . . .

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

RAG Man vs. Food

Flowrider

German Language Taster

Valentines’ Card Making

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Wildlife Photography Expo

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Horse Riding

www.nusu.co.uk/goplay

www.nusu.co.uk/giag

Victoria Tunnels

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Dodgeball

First Aid Training

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Tennis + Cardio Tennis

Boxing

Fencing

Farmers’ Market

EXAM PERIOD

EXAM PERIOD

Massage Sessions

Friday

Coffee Morning

Dodgeball

Climbing

Manchester

Climbing

Climbing

York

Climbing

Coffee Morning

Climbing

Karate

Football

Archery

Basketball

Badminton

Karate

Trampoline

Football

Archery

Basketball

Badminton

Go Ape!

Karate

Trampoline

Football

Archery

Basketball

Badminton

STAN CALVERT

Karate

Trampoline

Football

Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Sheffield

Karate

Football

Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Fellwalking

Karate

Football

Archery

Badminton

Basketball

Pub Quiz

Football

4x4 Driving

RAG Pub Quiz

EXAM PERIOD

Sunday

www.nusu.co.uk/giag

Improvised Comedy Workshop

Climbing

Glasgow

Nottingham

RAG FIFA Tournament

Coffee Morning

EXAM PERIOD

Saturday

All details are subject to change. Check availability and up to date info on websites.

Easter Egg Hunt

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Zombie Run!

Girls’ Basketball

Go Karting

UV Party Sports

Paintballing Showdown

Table Tennis

Horse Riding

Squash

Climbing Karate

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Basketball

Parkour

Victoria Tunnels

Horse Riding

Squash

Football

Karate

Parkour

Climbing

Horse Riding

Netball

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Golf Volleyball Japanese Language Taster ZUMBA!

Discovery Museum

Girls’ Basketball

Golf

Table Tennis

Netball

Board Game Night

Top of the Monument

Volleyball

Horse Riding

Parkour

Squash

Basketball

Table Tennis

Spanish Language Taster

Horse Riding

Climbing

Eastern European Night

5 a Side Tournament

Karate

Netball

Girls’ Basketball

Table Tennis

Horse Riding

Squash

Football

Horse Riding

Squash

(Half Term-No Football)

Table Tennis

Mandarin Consultant

Table Tennis

Squash

Basketball

REFRESHERS’ FAIR

Football

Table Tennis

Parkour

Karate

Horse Riding

Climbing

Cookery Class

Parkour

Karate

Canoe Polo

Horse Riding

Climbing

Victoria Tunnels

Knit4Fun

Anti Valentines’ Film Night

Karate

Parkour

Canoe Polo

Horse Riding

Climbing

Comedy Night

RAG Vintage Tea Party

Basketball

Table Tennis

EXAM PERIOD

Table Tennis

Football

EXAM PERIOD

Table Tennis

Thursday

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Golf

Bowling Night

Netball

Table Tennis

Capoeira

Netball

Golf

Photo Competition

Circus Skills

Arabic Language Taster

Glow Pong UV

Girls’ Basketball

Golf

Table Tennis

Cocktail Training

Table Tennis

Netball

Girls’ Basketball

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Golf

Guest Speaker - Brain Injury

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Knit4Fun

RAG Battle of the Bands

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

RAG Comedy Night

Glow Pong UV

EXAM PERIOD

EXAM PERIOD

Pilates

EXAM PERIOD

Guided Meditation

Immigration Workshop

Wednesday

EXAM PERIOD

Yoga

EXAM PERIOD

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

EXAM PERIOD

Tuesday

Monday

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS


Register your interest now at: active.union@ncl.ac.uk

Register your interest now at: active.union@ncl.ac.uk


Orienteering

Dodgeball

A challenging outdoor sport, navigate your way around a map, competing to get it done fastest! Come for a taster session to see how your sense of direction stands up and enjoy the great outdoors!

Sport Relief tournament – get the date in your diary and form your team! Don’t forget your fancy dress! No experience needed, just for fun and medals to be won! Limited to 12 teams, get in quick!

We’ve even got a NIGHT CHALLENGE taking place – check website for dates from January

Squash Coaching and equipment provided, come and learn how to play! Beginners very welcome! Thursday 7.15pm OR 8.15pm. Start date: 13th February £2 a week or £10 for 6!

Friday 21st OR Saturday 22nd March NUSU, Venue

ZOMBIE RUN Special event for Sport Relief – run through campus and the local park dressed as flesheating zombie! Event will take place in midMarch, book your place as either a zombie or an escapist! All abilities welcome – this will be fun for everyone! Send us an email if you’d like to be involved as a runner, a zombie, a make-up artist, a marshal – just get involved! active.union@ncl.ac.uk

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay

Remember, for all sessions (unless stated otherwise) you must sign up before attending the session. You can sign up in the Activities Centre (1st floor at NUSU), or online at:

www.nusu.co.uk/goplay

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay


Fencing

Boxing

Badminton

Golf

Swordfighting – need we say more? Throw yourself in and have a go!

Great for fitness and learning the basics of technique –beginners will get a good taste of what it’s like to be a martial artist!

Casual badminton with other students– fun games set up with all players having fun and keeping fit!

£2 a week or £10 for 6!

£2 a week or £10 for 6!

A massive success every term, so register quickly! Transport, equipment, entrance to the range and one hour’s tuition with a professional golfer all included!

Friday 4pm

Sunday 6-7pm OR Sunday 7-8pm

Start date: 14th February

Start date: 16th February

£2 a week or £10 for 6! Friday 4.30-6.00pm Start date: 14th February

£3 a week Monday 5.30pm – girl’s only session Monday 6.30pm – mixed session

Football Thursdays Football Indoor football with other students – matches and teams organised on the night. Places limited. Royal Grammar School (next to Jesmond Metro). Map on website. £2 Thursdays 6-8pm Alternating Thursdays with ‘Thursday Night Basketball Jam’ – Football starts on 23rd January

Archery Love the idea of bows and arrows? Become a bonafide Robin Hood! Please note: the full 6 week course should be attended - unlike other sports it is not possible to drop in and out, for safety reasons. Please make sure you sign up in time! This full 6 week course costs £20 – includes certificate!

Social Cycle Club! Free! Grab your bike, arrive at the meeting point and we’ll all go for a nice long ride and perhaps find a café or pub at the end! Meet new friends, get fit and take some air! Dates announced on the website in January.

Start date: 10th February

Trampoline Bounce and tumble! Beginners and returners welcome. Students will be taught the basic skills of bouncing! £2

Sunday 10am-1pm

Sunday 4pm on 2nd, 9th and 16th March

Start date: 16th February Transport NOT provided Hebburn Metro station next to venue

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www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay


Basketball: Casual

Thursday Night Basketball Jam Shoot some hoops and meet other ball players - no booking required, just turn up! Half court games and general gameplay: £2 a session! Fortnightly on Thursdays 6-8pm at Royal Grammar School (next to Jesmond Metro). Alternating Thursdays with ‘Thursdays Football’ – basketball starts on 30th January

Cardio Tennis and Short Tennis Learn to play tennis and get fit too! Beginners and those who haven’t played recently are very welcome. Short Tennis: Beginner lessons on small courts with sponge balls – super-fun and easy way to learn! Cardio Tennis: a tennis themed aerobic workout with tennis movements and hitting balls for fitness! Friday 1-2pm

Parkour and Extreme Trampoline

Horse Riding

Table Tennis

Learn the essential movements of Parkour and Free Running, like jumps, rolls and vaults, as well as the more acrobatic flips PLUS two trampolines and a foam pit to help you gain momentum! This has to been seen to be believed – check out the website or Facebook to see a video of this awesome session. EVERYONE can try it – amazing fun for all, and a great way into sport. Transport provided to Gateshead.

Horses? In the city? That’s right! A lovely stable will give you 5 weeks of beginner lessons. Please note: the full course must be attended - it is not possible to book single sessions. Please make sure you sign up in time to start the course! Includes riding boots and hat and full lessons. This full 5 week course costs £75. Only 6 spaces per session, so please make sure you sign up in time!

Want something to do at lunchtime? Come join us for fun, friendly ping pong! Bring a friend to play, or turn up and challenge someone! 8 tables, equipment provided and completely FREE! No sign up.

Wednesday 3-5pm

Wednesday 2-3pm OR 3-4pm

Start date: 12th February

OR Thursday 3-4pm Start date: 19th February

Ski and Snowboard Always wanted to try it, but can’t afford a trip to the mountains? Take the easy option! Come with us for beginner sessions on the dry slope, all equipment and transport provided. You can choose either SKI or SNOWBOARD sessions – email us for dates available.

Start date: 14th February

Canoe Polo Beginner session indoors in a lovely warm pool! Come along and try it – bet you’ve never played this game before! Lots of fun in the heated pool, it could be your new favourite sport!

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-2pm NUSU Venue Start date: 13th January

New! UV GLOW TABLE TENNIS Something exciting is happening – we’re taking our super popular table tennis sessions – and making them GLOW! Love ping pong? Love glow sticks? GLOW PONG: Lights off, music on! DATES: 29th January – Rag Week! (from 12pm)

£2

17th February – Glow Play! (from 5pm)

Wednesdays 12th and 19th February

20th March – Sport Relief! (from 5pm)

£2 a week or £10 for 6!

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

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LADIES ONLY ZONE

Golf

Climbing

Karate

We know that ladies sometimes have a different experience of sport to boys, so here are a couple of sports exclusive to the girls. Come and try in a super relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

Girls only – learn to swing it like a pro! Transport, tuition and equipment provided!

Beginner level course in the city centre! Please note: the full 6 week course should be attended it is not possible to book single sessions. Please make sure you sign up in time to start the course! Includes tuition and equipment. Two sessions to choose from:

Beginner training in Shotokan Karate – we welcome newcomers of any style, training backgrounds, and levels of experience! Anyone at all interested in karate is encouraged to come along and try it!

Wednesday 6-8pm

Sunday 3 - 4:30pm £2 a session / £10 for 6 / £15 for 12!

Basketball Just for the ladies! Suitable for complete beginners and those who want to brush up their skills! Coaching provided. Come and play, even if you’ve never picked up a ball before! Brilliant for fitness, and you’ll learn some new skills too.

Monday 5.30pm Start date: 10th February £3 a week

Netball Ladies ‘Back to Netball’ – doesn’t matter if you haven’t played since Year 9, this is a great one for girls who want to play some games and stay fit! Tuesday 5-6pm

Saturday 3-5pm Start date: 15th February £20 for 6 weeks

Volleyball

Start date: 11th February £2 a week or £10 for 6 weeks

Monday 5-6.30pm

Suitable for all levels, including complete beginners! Volleyball is a super-FUN sport; great practice for your summer holidays! Skills and games every week. Monday 6-7.15pm

Start date: 10th February

Start date: 10th February

£2 a week or £10 for 6 weeks

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

Start date: 12th February OR

£2 a week or £10 for 6 weeks

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Wednesday 7 - 8:30pm OR

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Basketball: Improvers Mixed sessions Improvers: coached session, giving those who want improved skills, fun drills and games. Sunday 8-9.30pm Start date: 16th February £2 a week or £10 for 6!

Basketball www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay


Go Play is the ‘Alternative Sports Programme’ at Newcastle University, giving students an opportunity to try a new sport, pick up an old one or just dip in and out with no commitment. There are no membership fees, no commitments and no pressure to compete – it’s just fun, friendly Sport For All!

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay

Sign Me Up! For everything except the ‘turn up and play’ sports, you need to book a place (as space is limited). To sign up, just come into the Students’ Union Activities Centre (1st floor) or sign up online at www.nusu.co.uk/goplay . For most sports you can pay for just one week, or all 6 – the choice is yours! Remember - you don’t need any experience or equipment – every session is suitable for beginners and all equipment is provided.

active.union@ncl.ac.uk

www.NUSU.co.uk/goplay


Go Play!

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The Alternative Sports Programme No memberships or experience necessary now anyone can play sport


Give It A Go: Term 2 (2013/14)