Fresher or living in halls this year? This is for you!

For each of the university halls we host a small weekly group where we study the Bible together, pray and have general banter and social activities. We also host monthly GO events in order to reach flatmates, friends and the other occupants of the Halls. It’s such a good way to get to know each other and means you have a ready-made group of friends right on your doorstep!

If you’re coming to Newcastle in September, or already in Newcastle University and want to find out more about Hallgroups, you can find your Hallgroup leaders below – don’t forget to join the Facebook Group and get in contact with them! If you don’t know for sure where you’ll be yet, or you’re a first-year not living in halls, get in touch with Zoe here, and she’ll tell you all you need to know and can get you sorted into a Hallgroup.

The Hallgroup leaders will be at all the halls to help people with moving in so, if you can, let them know when you’re arriving. Your hallgroup leaders can also go to the first CU main meeting with you – it’s nice to have someone to go with!

You can find your Hallgroup leaders and their contact info by clicking the links below:

Castle Leazes, Leazes Parade and Castle Court


Marris House

St Mary’s

Windsor Terrace, Park Terrace, Kensington Terrace

Turner Court and Liberty Central

Bowsden Court

The View, Liberty Plaza and Verde


Castle Leazes, Leazes Parade and Castle Court

Joseph and Joanna

Joseph – Electronic and Computer Engineering (josephheng97@gmail.com)

Joanna – Geography (Joanna.brailsford@hotmail.co.uk)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1800993730214440/



Natasha and Ed

Hi guys! We’re Natasha and Ed, we’ll be leading the INTO hall group. We’ll be meeting throughout the year with loads of fun activities, quality time and food, of course! We’ll be around during freshers week so do come say hi to both of us. Looking forward to meeting all of you in September 🙂 

Natasha – Speech and Language Sciences (Natasha.eiam1@gmail.com)

Ed – Marine Engineering (Eddyland_123@hotmail.co.uk)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/198349310691212/?source=create_flow


Marris House

James and Sarah

Hi guys, we’re James and Sarah, and we’ll be leading the hall group for Marris House this year! We’re super excited to meet you all during Fresher’s week but if you have any questions, concerns, or just fancy a chat before then, please feel free to contact either of us. We’ll keep you up to date with everything going on with the hall group both during Fresher’s, and throughout the year, via the facebook page so check it out 🙂 See you in September!!

James – Agriculture ( Jameshewitt9@gmail.com)

Sarah – Combined Honours in English Linguistics, English Literature and Psychology (sdoherty98@gmail.com)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1916259661954525/


St Mary’s

Charis and Matt

Hi, we’re the St Mary’s Hallgroup leaders! We’ll be around for a Bible study, chat, cakes, and much more! We’ll be helping move St Mary’s freshers in during Freshers’ Week so look forward to seeing you! Please message us and join our Facebook group: we’d love to hear from you 😊

Charis – English Literature with German (charistaylor24@gmail.com)

Matt – Modern Foreign Languages (mjrichmond00@gmail.com)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/129874461087249/


Windsor, Park and Kensington Terrace

Isla and Joanne

We’re Isla and Joanne and we’re the hall group leaders for Windsor, Park and Kensington Terrace. Feel free to drop an email or add us on Facebook if you have any questions about hall group or uni life in general. We’ll be having a hall group meal during freshers week and helping with the move in so look out for us and come say hi, looking forward to meeting you all! 

Isla – Sociology ( islahird@gmail.com)

Joanne – Biomedical Sciences

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1886706838269308/


Turner Court and Liberty Central

Sarah and Alex

Hi Guys!

We are Alex and Sarah and will be the Hallgroup leaders for Turner Court and Liberty Central. As well as eating lots of food (including our Freshers meal – cooked by us), we will look at Jesus’ love for us and will take a deeper look into God’s word. We can’t wait to meet you all and feel free to contact us via Facebook or email.

See you in September!

Alex and Sarah

Alex – Urban Planning (franklinalex30@gmail.com)

Sarah – Agriculture (storren15@gmail.com)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1769291626701837/


Bowsden Court

Sam and Lizzie

Hi guys! We’re Lizzie and Sam the hall group leaders for Bowsden Court. We look forward to inviting you to Newcastle. Make sure you look out for all the exciting things the CU are putting on in Fresher’s week and feel free to email and/or add us on Facebook if you have any questions or just want to say hi! See you in September xx

Sam – Marine Engineering (samuel.hastings@tlworld.com)

Lizzie – Pharmacology (lizziencollins@gmail.com)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420078908058695/?ref=bookmarks


The View, Liberty Plaza & Verde
Ore and Joanna

Hey guys!

We’re Ore and Joanna and we’re the hallgroup leaders for The View, Liberty Plaza and Verde. We’ll be around during freshers week, and will be doing a hallgroup meal! Please feel free to look us up on Facebook or drop us an email if you want to know more about hallgroup, CU or uni life in general, or even if you just want to chat.

See you guys in September!


Ore and Joanna

Ore – Biomedical sciences (oreooreo123@outlook.com)

Joanna –  Dentistry (joannajefferson25@gmail.com)

Join the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/936385433166793/?ref=bookmarks