Most of the campus looks like a red brick University, with the Student's Union at the heart of it all. The Business and Medical Schools are a little further away for the city centre, but still easily within walking distance. Newcastle University has state-of-the-art facilities and great amenities. I study Medicine and Surgery; the course is excellent with a huge amount of interactive and hands-on teaching. We have 2 placement years (stages 3 and 5) to practise our clinical skills in hospital and GP settings. We get a good amount of patient contact and well as lecture-based learning. There are multiple libraries on campus, however the Medical School has its own library on the top floor with plenty of computers and work stations. The career service is always there if you need a little extra support or start to question your path. Newcastle University also has a variety of paid student jobs, e.g. ambassadors, representatives and mentors. This is fun and a great way to find a flexible student job. I have also been using the free University Wide Language Programme to study Japanese in my spare time, the language facilities are amazing and the tutorials are really interesting. I would recommend Newcastle University to anybody looking to study in a vibrant and energetic city!