SELLL UG Fortnightly News 10

Monday 29th March to Sunday 25th April 2021 and Happy Easter

Welcome to the Tenth Edition of our SELLL UG News and an extra edition over the University Easter Holidays with some Updates and Reminders.  Compiled by Caroline Ede, with contributions from Professional Services (PS) colleagues in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. 


University Easter Holidays
Monday 29th March to Sunday 25th April – returning on Monday 26th April 2021
Good Friday – 2nd April 2021
Easter Sunday – 4th April 2021

Online Meditation for Relaxation Sessions
Next sessions are Wednesday 31st March at 1.15pm (30-40 mins) and Friday 16th April at 1.15pm (30-40 mins).
On the link, scroll down the page for the March Meditation session and how to join and the April session is at the top of the link.

SELLL CV Workshop
On Wednesday 5th May, 2-3pm, we’re hosting a SELLL CV Workshop, open to all School of English undergraduates and PGTs. 
This one-hour webinar is designed to help you create a CV that showcases everything you – as a student of English Literature, Language and/or Linguistics – have to offer. It aims to address the following:

  • What does an effective CV look like?
  • What skills/attributes have I developed on my degree and how can I present them on my CV?
  • How should I present my extra-curricular experience, including any part-time jobs?
  • What are recruiters looking for when they read a CV?
  • Anything else you’d like to ask on the subject!

Reserve your space by filling in this online form.  Zoom details to be distributed closer to the time.

Applications for the Student Leadership Programme 2021-22 are now open!
Are you passionate about SELLL? Looking for paid work experience that fits around your studies? Then we want to hear from you! 
To find out more please check out our news item here and to apply please complete the application form at the end of the link.

The deadline for applications is: Friday 7th May at 4pm Please send any questions to

Give It A Go
Give It A Go is NUSU’s activity programme for ALL Newcastle students!  Check out the online activities throughout the Easter holidays including Multinational Speed Friending; Exercises classes; Guitar lessons; Baking Tutorials; Escape Room Events; Local Socially Distanced Walks; Language classes and more – there really is something for everyone.

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


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!


SELLL now has an anonymous suggestion box set up via the NCL App
If you want to raise anything anonymously with the School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics? Fill in this anonymous online form.

PEC Submissions
Just a reminder that if you are submitting a PEC for an extension or other adjustment, it must be accompanied by evidence, unless it comes within the exemptions for evidence for this year.  Please see the guidance and policy for more information.

If you would like to discuss anything further or are not sure what constitutes evidence, please contact either your personal tutor, or Senior Tutor for Stage 1, Emily Murphy, or Senior Tutor for Stages 2 and 3, Martha Young-Scholten.

Please also remember Student Health & Wellbeing have a lot of resources for help and assistance and you can refer yourself if required.

Module Assessments (Royal Literary Fellows)
Whether you’re preparing an essay, or would like to review a past feedback, the Royal Literary Fellows can help you to hone your writing skills and learn from feedback. If you’re interested in booking an appointment please email or   

Other resources to help you in your assessments include:

Weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service
If you are interested in reading the weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service for the University community, for this week only from 29th March 2021.

Wellbeing Workshops
Sign up to some of these workshops from how to sleep; confidence in social situations; mindfulness and lots more.  The workshops are ongoing so click on the < > keys to move to a new month for future dates.

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.

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.

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 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 some Easter humour 😊

Q: Why do we paint Easter Eggs?
A: Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

Q: Why does the Easter Bunny hide?
A: Because he’s a little chicken

Thanks for Reading and Happy Easter

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

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