University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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City/Town - Newcastle
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Why Study Here

At Newcastle we offer an outstanding student experience and world-class education for life. We aim to engage, challenge, support and inspire you to fulfil your potential during your time at University. Every year, we welcome 24,000 students from 138 countries to one of the UK's favourite student cities. We achieved the Gold Award for Teaching Excellence in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and our high standards have been further recognised by The Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 ranking Newcastle in the Top 10 in Europe for Teaching Excellence. Our compact city-centre campus means it's easy to get around. You don't have far to walk to get to your next lecture, the library or Students' Union. It's also just a short walk from world-class:

  • Arts and culture venues
  • Sports stadiums
  • Shopping centres
  • Bars and clubs

We've invested millions in developing our campus and facilities. A further £100 million is planned during the next few years. Our students highly rate their time with us, we are ranked top 10 in the UK for student experience for the fourth year in a row (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015-2018)


Newcastle's nightlife is regularly voted amongst the best in the world. Visitors head to our city to experience an eclectic mix of evening entertainment, including comedy clubs, boutique bowling, cinema, immersive theatre, late night cafes, clubs and bars, and more. Newcastle also has an impressive restaurant scene. Big names such as Jamie's Italian, Five Guys and Gusto, sit alongside local favourites including, Uno's Trattoria, the Michelin-starred House of Tides and the effortlessly cool Quilliam Brothers' Teahouses.

Halls of Residence

You are guaranteed a room in University accommodation in your first year at Newcastle.

We have 4,700 rooms over 11 different sites at Newcastle. Our residences are close to both our campus and the city.

Our range of accommodation suits all budgets and lifestyles:

  • Catered or self-catered
  • En-suite or shared bathroom
  • Modern deluxe blocks or traditional sites
  • Accessible and family accommodation

We are ranked in the top 25 in the country for student accommodation in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.


Newcastle University's campus is in the heart of Newcastle city centre. Our students benefit from having world-class shopping, restaurants, sport and theatre right on their doorstep. Getting around in Newcastle includes a metro system which can take you from city to coast or the airport. Central station is a short walk from campus and buses run throughout the city and suburbs frequently. Trains from Newcastle can be in London in under three hours and Edinburgh in 1hr 30. Newcastle is closer than you think!

Clubs and societies

Our student-run Students Union (NUSU) is in the middle of our campus and is at the heart of student life. A large gig space that attracts top acts, bar, subway and dominos, study space and shop, it caters to all of our students needs. You can choose to get involved in over 200 clubs and societies, help run our student newspaper, radio or tv channel, and volunteer with local organisations.

Freshers' week

There is a strong sense of community on campus so it doesn't take our students long to settle in. Our Freshers' Week is organised by our students and is an exciting introduction into University life. Our Freshers can get involved in all sorts of events from Go-Karting to a shopping trip to Ikea! Over 300 volunteers are on hand throughout the week to help with any concerns or queries, so by the time teaching starts our Freshers are relaxed and looking forward to their time with us.

Student Population
Female / Male Students
51% Female
49% Male
Full / Part Students
94% Full Time
6% Part Time
International Students
74% Domestic
26% International
Stats from HESA

University of Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews

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The University Of Newcastle is a brilliant university, it has a very diverse student body and great teaching staff.


I love this University! The people are so friendly, the facilities are brilliant and everything is so accessible. The campus is always bustling and is next to the city and the staff behind welfare are brilliant.

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University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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