SELLL UG Monthly News 15 – July 2021

Welcome to the Fifteenth Edition of our SELLL UG News for July, compiled by Caroline Ede, with contributions from Professional Services (PS) colleagues in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.  This is a special edition including dates for your diary and some useful reminders.  Also look out for our revamped monthly newsletter which will be coming soon.


Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest – streaming from 2 July to the 16th July 2021
NUTS (NU Theatre Society) have collaborated with the national charity Acting for Others and the Sunderland Empire to develop a unique production of Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest (the acts of the play are interspersed with original content relating to the life of Wilde)that will be available through streaming from 2 July to the 16th July. Tickets are on sale now and all details are on the attached press release.

As Louisa Rimmer, a SELLL second-year student and President of NUTS says, “It is the biggest project that the society has ever executed, being directed, produced, filmed, edited, acted, and marketed all by Newcastle University students, in an effort to raise as much money as possible, so I would be so grateful, along with the rest of the society, if you fancied buying a ticket or sharing the event with anybody who you think might enjoy it!”

Graduate Photography Events – 16th July 2021
If you have signed up for one of these events, just a reminder that the timeslot allocated for all SELLL programmes is Friday 16th July 2021 from 9am-1pm and further information is provided on this link.

GIVE IT A GO Summer 2021
This year has been like no other, but the Give It A Go team has continued to come up trumps with a fun and action-packed programme and we’ve seen some great activities along the way! We’ve tried our hand at Zoomba Zumba, live virtual experiences with Kielder Observatory, online exercise classes and enjoyed the return to in-person activities like surfing! But it’s not over yet, we still have some Fun Activities and Exciting Tours coming up with Give It A Go this summer

Fun Activities – Tune into our Instagram and Facebook accounts where we’ll be posting regular activities for you to be involved in. From exercise classes you can do in your own time, to craft tutorials, language lessons, and summer baking ideas – we’d love to see you involved!

Exciting Tours – Our fantastic tour partners Lundgren Tours are delivering a fun summer programme to visit our favourite places in Northumberland and beyond! These are always great experiences and an opportunity to visit beautiful places, whilst learning all about them.


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 lots of tips on how to engage with 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 School Office, Third Floor, Percy Building
The SELLL School Office is currently open Monday-Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Library Opening hours and services over the summer vacation
Summer vacation opening hours and services for the Library have been updated and details are included here.

Weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service
If you are interested in reading the weekly newsletter from the Chaplaincy Service for the University community, for w/c Monday 5th July 2021.

It’s not too late to get involved in the University Futures Festival of imagining & designing the future of our University
During the summer months we are inviting you to participate in our Futures Festival which aims to bring students and colleagues together to innovate and influence the campus of the future.  There will be a programme of events, workshops, talks and many other opportunities to engage with the discussion and feed into plans for the future of our University.  More information can be found on our blogpost

The Upcoming 2021/22 student academic year
COVID-19 has changed the way we all work and teach.  We’ve been working together to reimagine and build on the learnings of the last year for the start of the 2021 academic year.  Browse the webpages which set out the current plans for the 2021/22 academic year, including term dates and teaching and assessment arrangements and also the continuing student Covid-19 advice.

Improve your writing
For any students who would like some writing advice over the summer why not check out the free online service offered by the Royal Literary Fund in partnership with the British Library?

Sports & Fitness Centre
Our newly refurbished Sports & Fitness Centre reopened on 26 April 2021 and is free for students to use until 3 October 2021.

You must book all activities in advance online or via the app, you can do this up to 14 days in advance. You’ll need to bring your University smartcard for each visit and swipe in at the reception entry gates on arrival to avoid any no-show charges.   Make sure you read the terms and conditions and rules and regulations for using the facilities prior to your visit.

SELLL Online Chat
Online Chat will not be available in July and August but will return to its regular twice weekly slot in September.  If you do have any queries during July and August, please email

It’s never too late to get a Student Support Plan for extra help with your studies
If you need any extra help to support your studies, a Student Support Plan (SSP) can be drawn up for you with an Advisor from Student Health and Wellbeing.  You can contact Student Wellbeing in person, by phone, or an online form, and the link provides all the information you need.

Alternatively, speak to your Personal Tutor/Senior Tutor and they can help you with this process.

When the SSP has been drawn up by Student Health and Wellbeing, it is then sent to Caroline Ede, in the School Office, who circulates the SSP to your relevant Module Leaders, Personal Tutor, Senior Tutor and DPD.

If you need to contact a member of the Professional Services Team in the School Office for any help with this process, please email

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.

 SELLL has an anonymous suggestion box set up via the NCL App
SVC student reps are available to contact on the ncl app.  There is also an anonymous online form if anyone would like to raise anything with the School, or Committee anonymously.

And to sign off with a huge Congratulations to all of our UG students and enjoy your Summer of 2021 😊

Thanks for Reading

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

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