Newcastle

With over 50,000 students spread over two Universities, Newcastle is a vibrant and exciting place to live and study. A former winner of “best student city” awards, Newcastle is famous for its great bars, restaurants and clubs. For quieter days, the city boasts some of the best educational museums and art galleries in the North, as well as a great high-street for shopping; and our city-centre accommodation gives you fantastic access to it all!

Student Living in Newcastle

  • How easy is it get around Newcastle?

    Known for being one of the best ‘student cities’ in the UK, Newcastle is a vibrant and exciting place to live and study. Newcastle is located 3 hours away from London and just 1hour 30minutes away from Edinburgh via train.

    Newcastle has great transport links, including The Tyne and Wear Metro which allows you to get to all the major destinations around Newcastle; this service also calls at Newcastle Central Station to all the national rail links.

    The cost of a Metro ticket starts from £3.10, they also offer student tickets.

    The cost of a student ticket is £26.10 (Four weeks) or £290 (Annual) for inner Newcastle. You can also get an all zone ticket for 50.70 (Four weeks) or £373 (Annual).

    If you prefer to travel by bus, QuatLink buses offer a regular easy to use service. The cost of a monthly student ticket is around £68.

    With Newcastle being a compact city it’s easy to explore on foot or by bike; with traffic free trails, forest routes and long-distance rides.

  • Which universities and colleges are based in Newcastle?

    Newcastle has two main Universities: Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Another popular place of study is Newcastle College.

    Each university has a student union, which offers a range of activities, which most are run by students:

    Newcastle University Students’ Union: Animal Science, LGBT Society, A Cappella, Canoeing, Pole, Judo and Gymnastics.

    For all activities: https://www.nusu.co.uk/

    Northumbria Students Union: Arial Arts, Cocktails, Criminology, Yoga, Snow Sports and Clay Shooting.

    For all activities: https://www.mynsu.co.uk/

  • What is the student nightlife like in Newcastle?

    Newcastle is one of the most loved cites when it comes to nightlife, especially for students.

    Renowned clubs include: Digital, Tiger Tiger, Tup Tup Place and many more. With a large choice of clubs, students in the city have different nightclub available each day of the week.

    Newcastle also has a huge choice of bars, pubs and restaurants, so you are guaranteed to have a great student night out.

  • Where are the best places to shop in Newcastle?

    Newcastle is home to two of the largest shopping centres in the UK; intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square. Both shopping centres offer popular high-street brands such as Topshop, River Island, Adidas, Hollister, Primark and many more.

    intu Metrocentre also has a new leisure and dining area including Barburrito, Bella Italia and Five Guys.

  • What are the job opportunities for students in Newcastle?

    With Newcastle being a popular choice for students to study, there is a great variety of part time jobs for students that can fit around your studies, especially due to the large shopping areas, providing jobs within the retail sector.

    Intu Shopping centres post available jobs on their website, just select intu Metrocentre or intu Eldon Square and available jobs will show.

    https://intu.co.uk/eldonsquare/jobs

  • What else is there to do in Newcastle?

    If you’re looking for an adventurous day out why not try Go Ape? Enjoy up to three hours of being high up in the trees, taking on zipwires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings.

    For football Lovers why not visit Newcastle Football Club and watch a few matches or even take a roof top tour and take in Newcastle’s cityscape.

    Newcastle is famous for its seven Bridges; Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge, High Level Bridge, Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge, King Edward VII Bridge and Redheugh Bridge. You can go and visit each one of them and capture the perfect photo!

    The Angel of the North is known across the UK and is a contemporary sculpture which has become a symbol and landmark of Newcastle.

    Interestingly, Newcastle boasts the creation of Lucozade and the founding of Greggs the bakery.

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