SELLL UG Fortnightly News 8

Monday 1st March to Sunday 14th March 2021

Welcome to the Eighth Edition of our SELLL UG News, for a fortnightly round up compiled by Caroline Ede, with contributions from Professional Services (PS) colleagues in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.  


Enrichment Week – A time to pause, reflect and explore
w/c Monday 1st March 2021

Please review the SELLL Enrichment Week Canvas Pages for more information on what is going on this week within the School. Also the University has general events, courses and materials that take place during enrichment week for you to take part in.

The Literature Speaker Series is open to all UG students
An upcoming talk by Grace Lavery (Berkeley) on Tuesday 4th March 2021, 4-5pm via Zoom.

Grace Lavery (Berkeley), “Some Objections to the Anti-Pornographic Reading of The Old Curiosity Shop“. These online events aim to help the SELLL community think critically about the value of literature and to reflect on the big questions animating the field of literary studies. Please join us for what promises to be an exciting discussion. Zoom details are below.

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts
Tuesday 11th March 2021 at 7pm

NCLA’s next online event is jointly hosted with the Poetry Book Society, featuring Jen Hadfield and Rowan Ricardo Phillips in conversation with SELLL’s John Challis is on Thursday 11th March at 7pm. To book a place, and view the spring/summer events programme visit NCLA 

Covid-19 Living Cost Support Fund
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 5th March 2021

An email has recently been circulated about this Support Fund and how to apply, but there is still time.  More details about the Fund, including eligibility criteria and how else you can be supported if you are struggling financially can be found here.

If at any point you are in need of support and are not sure where to go, remember you can always email and the team will be able to signpost you to the right services, be it financial hardship, emergency food supplies or wellbeing support.


Are you a current UG Stage 1 student, worried about finding a flatmate in Stage 2?
The ResLife Find a Flatmate Scheme is for single students who are looking to share private accommodation, and who wish to join with others to form a group.  This service is available to all current first year registered students of Newcastle University.  Any second year and above students should contact the Student Advice Centre in NUSU.  More information is included on the above link and also to Sign up for one of the online events.

Book a study space at Marjorie Robinson or Walton Library
If you want to book a quiet place to study at the Library, book your space here.

Give It A Go
Give It A Go is NUSU’s activity programme for ALL Newcastle students!  With fun activities all year round from crafts, to cooking and baking, learning languages, fitness sessions, mindfulness and yoga, and exciting events with our many societies and clubs – there really is something for everyone.

Give It A Go is a great way to try something new, gain experiences and meet people.  All our activities are delivered safely online this term meaning you can get involved from wherever you are!

Online Meditation for Relaxation Sessions in March
These gentle guided mindfulness sessions will help you chill out and recharge your batteries.

Sport & Fitness – Virtual fitness classes
Virtual can never replace the thrill and excitement of a real class, but it’s the next best thing.  Register now and download the mywellness app to enjoy.

Weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service
If you are interested in reading the weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service for the University community.


INSTAGRAM, BLOGS & TWITTER – SELLL Student Leadership Programme

For exciting content from your Student Bloggers (Hattie, Leanna & Tom) make sure to follow the School’s Instagram account @NCL_English, where you’ll find loads of tips on how to engage in the SELLL community.  Why not also check out the Student Bloggers recent posts on The SELLL Careers Blog?  Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any internship opportunities or future posts.  Did you know that the School has its own Twitter account too?  Follow @NCL_English to see what we’re tweeting!


Student Financial Support
The Student Financial Support Team have put together a short Microsoft Sway presentation which summarises the different support funds they offer.

Student Health and Wellbeing Team
Wellbeing support is available from our Student Health and Wellbeing Teams who continue to offer one-to-one counselling appointments and wellbeing workshops.

Covid-19: Supporting our Students
Here are some of the ways you can receive support during lockdown and through this difficult period.  From Rent Rebates, IT loan scheme, Wellbeing Support, Academic Safety net and more, click on this link for more detailed information.

Library Services while you’re away from Campus
We know that many of you are studying and working away from campus in line with Government and University guidance in response to the national lockdown. The Library is still here to provide you with the information resources and support to help you study and research.   From E-Books to Click and post please follow this link for more information on these services.

and to sign off with a poem 😊


I halve a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marcs four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased to no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My checker tolled me sew.

Thanks for Reading

From the Professional Services Staff in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

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