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NU DIG Wellbeing Survey

The NU DIG Wellbeing Survey is now open!

This short survey is open to all Newcastle University staff and students – it takes ~3 mins to complete and all answers are anonymous.

QR code - scan me to go to the NU DIG wellbeing survey
Scan me with a QR reader or click on me to go to the NU DIG Wellbeing Survey

NU DIG wants to capture current experiences in the context of chronic health, mental health, disability and wellbeing. Specifically to identify barriers to sharing information about a disability, chonic health or mental health condition with the University; providing or receiveing reasonable adjustments; and experiences of ableism/disability discrimination in the organisation. The results of this survey will be used by the NU DIG committee to:

  • identify gaps and strengths in existing University practices, 
  • inform policy and processes to develop an inclusive working and learning environment 
  • provide our network with evidence to lobby for change in the University

Please circulate amongst colleagues and students. If you have any enquiries or comments about the survey please contact the committee


Sensus access logo

Do you want to convert documents into formats that work best for you? 

Newcastle University is running a pilot with SensusAccess, a self- service system which automatically converts documents into alternate formats. You can:

  • Convert PDFs, JPEGs and other files into an e-book, text file, audio or braille. 
  • Combine more than one .JPG into a single file. 

The uploaded document is automatically deleted after being converted. No uploaded or converted documents are stored by SensusAccess

Converting a document is achieved in four easy steps and full details, including the conditions of use and step by step instructions, can all be found on the ASK website. 

As this is a pilot, The Learning and Teaching Development Service (LTDS) are keen to hear your views.

If staff would like to feedback experiences or need any further information, please email 

Students can contact if they’d like to provide feedback.

Accessible Toon?

Monument at night

Elaine Smith, a member of the DIG committee, has created a Google map showing a selection of some of the more wheelchair accessible pubs and restaurants in Central Newcastle.

You can find the map here.

You may also be interested in AccessAble, a website (also available as an app) covering venues across the UK and Ireland, including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals and more.

Use AccessAble to find wheelchair friendly venues or check out disabled access and facilities.