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Social Programme

A large part of your experience whilst attending Northumbria International Summer School, as well as studying, is to enjoy all that our city and region have to offer.








Our dedicated team have designed a social programme which really brings out the best of what a North East summer has to offer, allowing you to explore the history and beauty of our city and region.

Newcastle has been regularly named as a top city destination in travel guides, embodying a vibrant mix of culture, the arts, shopping and nightlife.  Whether its galleries, monuments or stunning Georgian architecture, to the endless choice of restaurants or the biggest shopping centre in the UK, there truly is something for everyone to explore!

Your Module will include field trips and local visits where you will experience the city, but as well as this we have scheduled weekend excursions for you to enjoy the wider region and beyond. Our weekend trips include a weekend stay at Alnwick Castle, HOGWARTS IN HARRY POTTER, with an overnight stay at the castle world-class student facilities, a castle tour and a broomstick flying lesson!

Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Step back in time for a sumptuous feast, served on communal tables, by monks and town wenches, in Blackfriars’s candle-lit Banquet Hall, which King Edward III used to receive Royal Scot, Edward Balliol in 1334 and has been meticulously refurbished using local craftsmen.  The perfect opportunity to experience what life was like in Newcastle in the middle ages and get to know your fellow students in a relaxed and entertaining setting.


Farewell Lunch

Farewell Meal

Say goodbye to your newly found friends and Northumbria staff with a traditional English afternoon tea. Exchange contact information and sign up for our alumni network so you can keep in touch with us and enjoy our 20% alumni discount for postgraduate studies. We would love to see you back again on campus in the future!

Weekend Trips

Weekend Trips

Our dedicated team will organise two weekend trips included in the programme. For 2018, we will go to:

Trip 1 - City of York

Located only one hour by train from Newcastle, York is a walled city that was founded by the ancient Romans. We will visit some iconic places, such as the York Minster which has medieval stained glass and two functioning bell towers.  We will also have a leisurely stroll along Britain's prettiest street, The Shambles, with its wealth of shopping, restaurants, ghost walks and tours. A new, magical Harry Potter-themed shop has also recently been opened here. We will make a stopover at the National Railway Museum, home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. 


Trip 2- Alnwick Castle, Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films!

Alnwick Castle is a stately home and castle only a one hour drive north of Newcastle, in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, around 1096. After Windsor Castle, it is the second largest inhabited castle in England. An increased interest from the public was generated when it was used as a filming site as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. You will get to stay over one night as part of our programme and enjoy a special visit with a Harry Potter tour. It's not everyday you get to stay in a castle! 

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