Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne | North of England

Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife 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

Dialog 874 comments (236 students)
    • The upside

      certain lectures in particular technology were well planned and informative.

      2012, 3rd year, Architecture

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    • Political scene

      There are lots of elections for different positions and roles

      2014, 2nd year, Mechanisms & Machines

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    • Nightlife

      Its a good nightlife, with many varities of clubs to go to.

      2014, 4th year, Industrial Chemistry

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    • Accommodation

      First year halls of residence are fairly basic but has everything you need.

      2012, 3rd year, Information Systems

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    • Academic Experience

      As a maths student, I have around 20 teaching hours per week and also receive six assignments to do fortnightly in my own time....

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      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

      Academic Experience

      As a maths student, I have around 20 teaching hours per week and also receive six assignments to do fortnightly in my own time. It is rather challenging having to do coursework alongside taking in new information all of the time, as the course is quite fast paced in order to fit in all of the material, but there are always times out of lectures where you can go and see the course tutors if you need help with something on the course. They also give back all of the marked assignments along with additional feedback to show you where you went wrong and how to improve.

      2013, 1st year, Pure Mathematics

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    • The upside

      Quality of teaching, personal tutors and contact time Environment, grounds, environmentally friendliness, recycling Event...

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      2013, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

      The upside

      Quality of teaching, personal tutors and contact time Environment, grounds, environmentally friendliness, recycling Event organisation i.e. open days, careers fairs Responding to student feedback on individual courses and the University in general

      2013, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

89%

HIGH

Political

55%

MED

Varied union activities

79%

HIGH

Sporty

73%

MED

Vital stats

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

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

23,110

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

29%

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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