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

Dialog 884 comments (243 students)
    • Nightlife

      It's Newcastle. There are loads of clubs, all with different deals (mostly student friendly) on every night.

      2014, 2nd year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Engaging more of the student body in sporting activities

      2012, 2nd year, Civil Engineering

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    • Everyday expenses

      The value of food on campus is quite good there are a good few places to eat at reasonable prices. There is a subway too which...

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      2013, 1st year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      The value of food on campus is quite good there are a good few places to eat at reasonable prices. There is a subway too which is always good. In town there are loads of places to east ranging from McD's to Nandos to TGI fridays. Its really great, there are loads for pubs which have great food and great deals. In terms of buying food this is more of a challenge. The closest place to buy food is Mark's and Spencers and often out of convenience I buy food there but it is much better for my bank balance when I go to Tesco. Also near Tesco is Grangier Market which has lots of cheap meat and fruit and veg. I haven't looked for part-time work but I imagine there is a lot to choose from. I haven't experienced any additional course costs to be honest. Books are sometimes necessary but the libraries are amazing so I've never bought one. There is the metro and buses if you have to travel across town but I have had to use these service only a handful of times, its a rather compact city and you get to enjoy walking. If you do have to use transport it isn't cheap but it is really good.

      2013, 1st year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Making friends. It is has been really easy to make friends at University and I have had the opportunity to meet people that I...

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      2013, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      Making friends. It is has been really easy to make friends at University and I have had the opportunity to meet people that I would never normally meet. The lecturers have also been great and really supportive. At Newcastle we have personal tutors, who are there to help us with any problems (personal or academic), I have found my tutor to be someone I can really rely on. I also find that I have a very busy social life, more so than before coming to Uni. Despite the work and lectures, I still have enough time to see friends and have fun!

      2013, 2nd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Sport

      The sport scene isn't as active as other universities, but there are social and competitive teams each week - and they're all...

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      2014, 2nd year, World History

      Sport

      The sport scene isn't as active as other universities, but there are social and competitive teams each week - and they're all really friendly. Unfortunately Newcastle doesn't have a quidditch team (Edinburgh does), but we're trying to create one. Every year there's the Stan Calvert tournament between Newcastle and Northumbria universities (think Oxford-Cambridge boat race but over more sports), which involves the whole university, but otherwise you'll rarely hear about sport unless you read the back pages of the Courier (the student newspaper). The karate club is particularly welcoming, and has some trial sessions for free at the start of each year.

      2014, 2nd year, World History

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    • Student Union

      Fresher's crew was one of the most amazing weeks I have had, also planning on doing RAG. The student union current club night...

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      2014, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Student Union

      Fresher's crew was one of the most amazing weeks I have had, also planning on doing RAG. The student union current club night Throwback is amazing!

      2014, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

21,190

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

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

27%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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