One of the founding members of The Russell Group, Newcastle University is a world-leading institution, famous not only for its high rankings in the university league tables and legendary student life but also for a particular dedication to innovation and creative teaching. Moreover, Newcastle Uni now has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK, with campuses in Singapore and Malaysia.
From the first day they step on campus, Newcastle students get involved in the overall efforts to advance education and research and help society tackle many of its challenges. From technology, arts, to even Coronavirus vaccine research, the university’s teaching is contemporary and current. Studying here you will learn about the biggest challenges the world is currently facing and become passional about using your skills and field of study to impact the world in a positive way.
Only 17min on foot from your Newcastle student accommodation, Portland Green Student Village, Newcastle University campus is located in a middle of the buzzing city close to the busiest shopping area, Northumberland Street. This means you can enjoy both the vibe and social scene of the campus, and immerse yourself in the local culture as well.
Anything Newcastle students could want, the university campus has a variety of social and study spaces, from designated quiet areas to collaborative study rooms equipped with all the new technology required for your studies. The award-winning university library is the only one in the UK to have received the Charter Mark five times, and now holds the Customer Services Excellence award which replaced it. In addition to the original facilities, Newcastle Uni opened The Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms a couple years ago. This truly digital library offers ever more space to study, collaborate and consult.
In terms of sporting facilities, Newcastle University has recently invested £30m into brand-new and refurbished spaces, including a world-class gym, four glass-backed squash courts, an eight-court sports hall and three new high-tech artificial pitches at Cochrane Park.
Newcastle University Students’ Union can definitely be considered to be the heart of campus. Great team of full and part time officers work together to ensure there is always something happening on campus, be it a club night, new social campaign on a comedy night. The newly refurbished Luther’s Bar is one of the central hubs where Newcastle students meet for events and just to hang out with friends.
Here you will also find over 200 societies and sports clubs you can choose from, and over 150 volunteer projects to help you add to your CV and develop skills over the course of your degree. Student’s Union is also known for its Student Advice Centre where you can get support for subjects like housing, finance, and others.
If you’re a budding journalist, you can master your skills at the Courier, Newcastle University’s student newspaper run from the Student Union as well.
Newcastle University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award at University level and 11 departmental awards. This demonstrates the impact of the commitment to developing an inclusive culture that values all staff and students.
Nominated Top 100 University for Geography and having achieved TEF Gold Teaching Award, Newcastle can really be proud of its academic excellence.
Find Your New Home in Newcastle
Portland Green Student Village
From £125 P/W
Newcastle's largest private student accommodation village, PGSV offers safe, social and stress-free environment and a choice of modern en-suites and studios. Within easy reach of both Northumbria and Newcastle University, it's a bustling student community combined with plenty of facilities.