The space is designed to be welcoming for all students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and is full of games and entertainment. NUSU have a zero-tolerance policy on discrimination and harassment, so the area is a safe and respectful place, where students can relax in between their studies.
The development of the space came about in 2020, after feedback from student representatives. A lot of research and conversations with the University went into having a permanent space for the community. NUSU want the space to be used, respected, and constantly improved – so make sure to visit and scan the QR codes to give your thoughts and feedback.
You can find signposting to support within the space, such as talking to a member of NUSU’s welfare team or visiting the Support & Advice Hub. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with a professional adviser, to talk about any issues. You can access this support on the Ground Floor of NUSU.
The LGBTQ+ safe space is located at Newcastle Helix in the Frederick Douglass Centre, Room 1.12 (near St James’ Park). It is open every weekday, 9:00 – 17:00, but closed on weekends and bank holidays.