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60/354
Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 236 reviews
4.1 / 236 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 60 reviews
3.7 / 60 reviews
Location
Location
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.7 / 117 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.9 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.9 / 11 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.8 / 117 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.4 / 14 reviews
Northumbria University - Newcastle

Overview

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle, is a university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. A former polytechnic, it was established as one of the new universities in 1992. It is a member of the University Alliance and is the second university of Newcastle.

Student Stats

Number of students27565
Male : Female45 : 55
Fulltime : Part time78 : 22
UK : International87 : 13

Awards

Location
Top 5 University for Location
Party Vibe
Top 5 University for Party Vibe
Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

Reviews

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 236 reviews
4.1 / 236 reviews
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
5
1 Star
5
Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Sports facilities
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Student Union
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 92 reviews
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

11th August 2018
I don’t like the location of Northumbria as it is in Newcastle, however the facilities such as career services and the opportunity to travel to your choice of destination from a wide range different options for study or work abroad is a real strength of the university. I know a lot of universities which only offer study abroad in Europe. The campus itself is quite modern and well kept which is nice, the course itself is a little bland and were told we had more options for modules than we do but the quality of the content is good.
Campus / University buildings
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

11th August 2018
Very good student support centre, best city for international students. The program is well-designed with the combination of both theoretical and practical classes. Lecturers are helpful and supportive
Campus / University buildings
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Learning facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 22/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

The organisation of the course could be made a lot better. Assignments and exams seem to be bunched together so you find yourself having to revise for 4 or 5 modules all at one time. Luckily many of the topics overlap so you don't have to remember too much information.

The assessment forms could be more varied, only one presentation is required which doesn't really help in developing the "soft" skills. Although nerve-wrecking they are valuable as being able to speak in public and present are valuable skills.

Course review , 15/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Fine Art
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

You don't actually ever learn anything the teaching is incredibly vague and all about changing the way you think about art. I'm in 2nd year now and we've had no guidance over what work we should be making or how much work we should have you just kind of have to judge it yourself. The art history staff are amazing and give you loads of help but the standard fine art tutors are generally just there to be arsey about mess and your attendance.

Course review , 15/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Business Studies
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

I chose to do business studies at Northumbria because of the excellent reputation it has as a business school. The facilities are great, the business school itself is the most modern part of the whole university with loads of computers, modern class rooms and large lecture theatres. I enjoy my course and modules and the option to take a year abroad or placement in your 3rd year I think is a stand out opertunity that this course offers, Northumbria has great links with university's abroad. The downside to my course is that it is very much over to you.

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Course module review - Animation 2, 02/05/2016

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Animation 2
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

I like this particularly but mainly because I like drawing a lot. I prefer to draw on papers rather than on a computer. For me I normally draw whatever I want on a piece of paper first then scan it into my computer and redraw by using my work as reference. I know it takes up more time but I can manage my time well and I enjoyed the process.

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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 261 reviews
4.1 / 261 reviews
57 London School of Economics and Political Science
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 248 reviews
4.1 / 248 reviews
58 Heriot-Watt University
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 91 reviews
4.2 / 91 reviews
59 Anglia Ruskin University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 176 reviews
4.1 / 176 reviews
60 The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 236 reviews
4.1 / 236 reviews
61 Canterbury Christ Church University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 213 reviews
4.1 / 213 reviews
62 University of Gloucestershire
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 165 reviews
4.1 / 165 reviews
63 The University of Chichester
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 44 reviews
4.4 / 44 reviews
64 Kingston University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 170 reviews
4.1 / 170 reviews
65 The University of Winchester
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 198 reviews
4.1 / 198 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Trinity Square
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
3.9 / 25 reviews
2 Glenamara House
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.9 / 10 reviews
3 Winn Studios
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.7 / 7 reviews
4 Camden Court
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.4 / 8 reviews
5 New Bridge Street
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
3.3 / 3 reviews
6 Claude Gibb Hall
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
7 Stephenson Building
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
3.5 / 2 reviews
8 Lovaine Flats
2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
2.0 / 1 review
9 Lovaine Hall
1.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
1.5 / 2 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 Pole Dance
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Cocktail
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 LGBT*
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Music
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Musical Theatre
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Rock
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Rugby Union
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Snow Sports
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Squash
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Hockey
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 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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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Northumbria University
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.4 / 14 reviews
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Awards

Location
Top 5 University for Location
Party Vibe
Top 5 University for Party Vibe
Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

Location Details

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Newcastle
NE1 8ST
United Kingdom