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Overall Rating
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1712 reviews
4.0 / 1712 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 108 reviews
3.8 / 108 reviews
Location
Location
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.7 / 117 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.8 / 18 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.8 / 117 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
3.9 / 22 reviews

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.

Student Stats

Number of students22410
Male : Female51 : 49
Fulltime : Part time93 : 7
UK : International72 : 28

Awards

Location
Best University for Location
Party Vibe
Best University for Party Vibe

Reviews

The University of Newcastle Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1712 reviews
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46
Campus/University buildings
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Learning facilities
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Student Union
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Careers service
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Organisation
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 109 reviews
Inclusivity
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th August 2018
Campus is nice and compact, no need to travel ages to your lectures. Furthest building is probably the business school but still only 10 minutes away! Plenty of space for computers, but a bit tricky to get one when you need one when it’s exam season! I studied marketing at the business school - a lot of modules to choose from in second and third year, with the option to do Spanish and a placement year- two massive must haves when I was deciding on universities! Student Union is good for first years, but you tend to drift from it in second and third year. But overall the Uni is fantastic, great staff, great atmosphere and of course an amazing city!
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Offer a Nightline service (which you can volunteer for too) which is there to support students in need over the evening period.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Gaetan Rio

9th July 2018
Overall, Newcastle University is a great place to go study. The main campus is very pretty and a lot of effort is made to keep the gardens in top condition throughout the year. Facilities are good, some buildings need a bit of an upgrade as they are getting a bit old. Student Union is very active, lots of events going on all throughout the year. Sports facilities are top notch, and IT services are good. The admin side of NU can be a bit confusing but staff are usually good at helping you out. Newcastle is also an amazing city with everything a student needs.
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Course review , 06/04/2018

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BSc (Hons) Biology and Psychology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Great course, gives a good mix of the two subjects whilst developing the essential skills needed. This is an interesting degree and does not make you feel like you're only doing 'half of each', you gain a full understanding of both subjects.

Course review , 16/09/2017

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BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Interesting modules with a lot of variety and opportunities, trips abroad with the socities and two weeks of excavation minimum every two years - this year I spent two weeks in Sicily and only had to pay for my flights. Lecturers are helpful and amazing at what they do, as well as sympathetic to any issues that may arise. Only downside is I wish there were more Ancient History modules regarding African and Asian studies. Resources are amazing, including museums and access to the Newcastle Archaeology Society's records.

Course review , 22/05/2017

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MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

All mechanical engineering degreess are hard, there is no doubt about it. I personally believe Newcastle have found a great balace of theoretical work with practical application. The inclusion of occasional visits to nearby companies is also very useful to see engineering in day-to-day life, not just learning mechanica from a textbook. Newcastle is great for making you apply situations to the real world, and ultimately that's what I went to University for!

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Course module review - Modernisms, 20/02/2017

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Modernisms
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

Enjoyed the content of the module yet did not receive enough guidance in how I would be marked and generally how to combine historical context with literary opinion. Additionally, I found it sometime difficult to read one novel a week yet I think I can blame this on my dyslexia rather than the module's structure itself.

Course module review - Quechua Language, 09/02/2017

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Quechua Language
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Quechua is an indigenous language which is spoken throughout South America, but is sadly dying out. This means that opportunities to learn the language are few and far between. Although hard, this module was my favourite by far. I learned how to have a conversation in the language and for half the year, we had a native speaker holding our seminars. Each lesson consists of focusing on a different module, e.g. family, social life, work, etc. You are given a vocabulary test from each module each once a week to ensure that your learning is quick but effective.

Course module review - Journeys of the Imagination in Romantic Poetry, 26/05/2016

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Journeys of the Imagination in Romantic Poetry
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This module was called 'Journeys of the Imagination' and we studied romantic era poets including, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and James Hogg. I personally found Hoog and Byron the most stimulating authors on the module, and I chose to write on their works of 'The Pilgrims of the Sun' (Hogg) and 'Cain' (Byron). The best thing about the module was the assessment, as we were asked to submit a formative assessment to begin with mid-semester to begin to form our ideas.

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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 300 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1712 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 377 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 197 reviews
4.2 / 197 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 151 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Park Terrace
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.4 / 9 reviews
2 Windsor Terrace
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.4 / 8 reviews
3 The View
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.2 / 9 reviews
4 Castle Leazes
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
3.6 / 32 reviews
5 Marris House
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
6 Liberty Plaza
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.5 / 10 reviews
7 Barker House
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.0 / 4 reviews
8 Verde
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
3.7 / 6 reviews
9 Leazes Parade
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.8 / 5 reviews
10 Turner Court
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
3.8 / 5 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.7 / 117 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 156 reviews
4.6 / 156 reviews
3 Sheffield
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 232 reviews
4.6 / 232 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.6 / 148 reviews
6 Brighton
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews
4.5 / 114 reviews
10 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 154 reviews
4.5 / 154 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Afro-Caribbean
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Baking
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Catholic
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 CEGsoc (Civil Engineering & Geosciences)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Ice Hockey
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Irish Dance
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 LGBT Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Management
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Marketing
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Music
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Soho Rooms
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 70 reviews
4.5 / 70 reviews
2 Flares
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
4.6 / 32 reviews
3 Digital
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 69 reviews
4.4 / 69 reviews
4 Cosmic Ballroom
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
4.6 / 38 reviews
5 Bijoux
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews
4.6 / 27 reviews
6 The Cut
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
4.7 / 13 reviews
7 House of Smith
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
4.5 / 17 reviews
8 The Empress
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.8 / 10 reviews
9 Bierkeller
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.6 / 10 reviews
10 Perdu
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.5 / 8 reviews
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1 Newcastle University
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
3.9 / 22 reviews
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Awards

Location
Best University for Location
Party Vibe
Best University for Party Vibe

Location Details

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