Newcastle upon Tyne | North of England
Ucas code: N21
What students say about this university884 comments (243 students)
The content varies greatly between courses. Expect to have your flatmates wondering why you're doing so much work and you...
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.×
There are lots of opportunities for part time work in a large city like Newcastle Cost of transport is expensive but is very...
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)×
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ease of settling into course as had not studied it prior to attending universityReport
There is just so much to do including events that don't require you to miss 9am lectures! Societies will have events going on...
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!×
I am very satisfied with the academic experience at Newcastle University. I am studying on the MB BS (Medicine & Surgery)...
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students22,410
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate73%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time7%
of students are part-time
Male / Female49%
of students are female
Young / Mature10%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK28%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction81%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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