University of Northumbria at Newcastle /

PICNIC Staff Contacts

Northumbria Students’ Union

Daniel Carr

Advice and Representation Manager

0191 2274757


Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Rick Hayman

Senior Lecturer

0191 2437338

Type of PICNIC exchanges offered

Single student exchange

Multiple student exchange

Types of activity available to visiting students


·         Meet with Students’ Union representation staff

·         Meet with Students’ Union advice staff

·         Meet with officers and representatives

·         Meet with staff and volunteers who support student-led activities and volunteering

·         Attend relevant Students’ Union meetings such as Student Executive

·         Participate in Union and University partnership events such as our Go Out and Listen Days

Subject to agreement with colleagues, we can also offer the following:

·         Shadow Students’ Union representation staff

·         Attend relevant University meetings such as Staff-Student Programme Committees

·         Meet with staff and students with particular areas of expertise


Subject to agreement with colleagues, we can offer:

·         Attendance at taught sessions in disciplines relevant to your academic interests

Social opportunities

·         Attend a prepared programme of society and volunteering opportunities (please let us know your interests in your application)

Areas on which we would like to share information

·         Programme representation

·         Postgraduate student representation

·         International student representation

·         Satellite campus representation

·         Societies and volunteering

·         Satellite campus representation

·         Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation studies

Examples of local practice

Students’ Union

·         Support to 1,000 representatives

·         Department-level taught and postgraduate research representation

·         Student reviewer involvement in approval panels

·         Go Out and Listen Days in partnership with University leaders

·         Student Led Teaching Awards

·         Nightline (confidential listening service)

·         Student Opportunities Award 2016 (NUS)

Northumbria University

·         Experiential learning, particularly our Business Clinic and Student Law Office

·         Learning Leaders peer mentoring scheme within Nursing programmes

Available times to visit

·         All year-round, dependent on the aims of your visit

Any other information

Applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to application to discuss their specific aims for an exchange. This will ensure that we are able to tailor your visit to meet these aims