Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne | North of England

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife Sporty City

Ucas code: N21

Newcastle University is home to a cosmopolitan community, offering a first-class student experience in Britain's number one student city. A member of the Russell Group, the university is ranked among the best in the world according to Times Higher rankings. Our Union building has undergone an £8m refurbishment, now home to outstanding social and learning facilities.
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What students say about this university

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    • Academic Experience

      The content varies greatly between courses. Expect to have your flatmates wondering why you're doing so much work and you...

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      2013, 1st year, Medical Genetics

      Academic Experience

      The content varies greatly between courses. Expect to have your flatmates wondering why you're doing so much work and you wondering why they are doing so little. In my course I was constantly being challenged go the point where at times we had way too many things to focus on at the same time so were spreading ourselves thin. However what we did do was useful and full of feedback but at times I felt that I could have done better if I didn't have to focus on so many tasks at the same time rather than due to my own abilities not being good enough.

      2013, 1st year, Medical Genetics

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    • Everyday expenses

      There are lots of opportunities for part time work in a large city like Newcastle Cost of transport is expensive but is very...

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      2012, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      There are lots of opportunities for part time work in a large city like Newcastle Cost of transport is expensive but is very good (eg with the Metro)

      2012, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      Very social environment, pleasant campus

      2012, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      ease of settling into course as had not studied it prior to attending university

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      There is just so much to do including events that don't require you to miss 9am lectures! Societies will have events going on...

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      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

      Student Union

      There is just so much to do including events that don't require you to miss 9am lectures! Societies will have events going on during the day or for particular festivals - for example the diwali ball!

      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Academic Experience

      I am very satisfied with the academic experience at Newcastle University. I am studying on the MB BS (Medicine & Surgery)...

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      2013, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

      Academic Experience

      I am very satisfied with the academic experience at Newcastle University. I am studying on the MB BS (Medicine & Surgery) degree programme. In first and second year we had around 18 contact hours per week, which were a mixture of lectures, small group tutorials, computer labs, dissection room sessions and hospital or GP practice visits. In third year contact time is around 30 hours per week and is mostly in hospitals in the region. The course is very demanding and competitive; quite a few students fail every year but I think out of the challenge you tend to develop great relationships with people going through the same things as you. The course is relevant, varied and interesting and support from course tutors, external tutors, peer support networks and clinical staff is excellent. There's always someone you can turn to if you're stuck and the Medical School make the learning objectives of the course very clear. They respond quickly to student feedback about how the course could be improved. Feedback from tutors and the Medical School is frequent (maybe too frequent - I often feel like I'm being judged too much!) but is always constructive. The facilities are excellent although I think I have found the smaller district general hospitals a better learning environment than the larger tertiary centres such as the RVI.

      2013, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

61%

MED

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

90%

HIGH

Political

55%

MED

Varied union activities

80%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

22,410

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

49%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

28%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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