Newcastle University

4.0 from 1770 ratings
Ranking
41/354 Universities
Location: 
4.7 / 197 reviews
Nightlife: 
4.7 / 197 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.9 / 149 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.8 / 29 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
3.9 / 30 reviews

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Overview

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)

Nightlife

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.

Location

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.

  • Total Students
    22,410
  • Male / Female Students
    49% Female 51% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    93% Full Time 7% Part Time
  • International Students
    28% International 72% UK

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Newcastle University Reviews

4.0 / 1770 reviews
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  • 4 Stars
    617
  • 3 Stars
    232
  • 2 Stars
    92
  • 1 Star
    46
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Aaron Walshaw

27th January 2018
Newcastle is great especially the med school as it just feels homely! Also the nightlife is exceptional and the city is just a student run city!
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1st February 2018
The university of Newcastle has very good facilities that cater to almost everyone’s needs. The organisation in some areas of my course could be improved slightly
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 / 197 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 / 240 reviews
3 Manchester
4.6 / 328 reviews
4 Leeds
4.6 / 238 reviews
5 Brighton
4.5 / 244 reviews
6 Bristol
4.5 / 250 reviews
7 Sheffield
4.5 / 325 reviews
8 London
4.4 / 1189 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 / 170 reviews
10 Glasgow
4.5 / 191 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Park Terrace
4.5 / 10 reviews
2 The View
4.1 / 18 reviews
3 Windsor Terrace
4.4 / 10 reviews
4 Castle Leazes
3.7 / 45 reviews
5 Verde
4.0 / 10 reviews
6 Liberty Plaza
3.8 / 14 reviews
7 Turner Court
3.9 / 8 reviews
8 Marris House
4.0 / 6 reviews
9 Barker House
4.0 / 4 reviews
10 Leazes Parade
3.5 / 6 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Netball
4.7 / 3 reviews
2 Afro-Caribbean
5.0 / 1 review
3 Badminton
5.0 / 1 review
4 Baking
5.0 / 1 review
5 Catholic
5.0 / 1 review
6 CEGsoc (Civil Engineering & Geosciences)
5.0 / 1 review
7 Cheese and Wine
5.0 / 1 review
8 Fashion
5.0 / 1 review
9 Ice Hockey
5.0 / 1 review
10 Irish Dance
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Cosmic Ballroom
4.6 / 50 reviews
2 Soho Rooms
4.5 / 87 reviews
3 Flares
4.6 / 45 reviews
4 Digital
4.4 / 85 reviews
5 Bijoux
4.5 / 33 reviews
6 House of Smith
4.6 / 23 reviews
7 The Cut
4.6 / 17 reviews
8 The Empress
4.7 / 13 reviews
9 Perdu
4.6 / 11 reviews
10 Bierkeller
4.5 / 13 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Newcastle University
3.9 / 30 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
King's Gate
Newcastle
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
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