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.
Source:Newcastle University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 884 comments (243 students)
    • Creative scene

      There is a lot of creativity about if you look for it with art exhibitions and students art displayed throughout the year

      2014, 2nd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      the market is good for cheaper fruit and veg and meat but due to the city centre location there are only 'express' supermarkets...

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      2012, 1st year, Human & Social Geography

      Everyday expenses

      the market is good for cheaper fruit and veg and meat but due to the city centre location there are only 'express' supermarkets where the prices are slightly higher with a smaller selection of products and a lower availability of value items. eating on campus in some places is quite reasonable with student discount available but in some places on campus it is quite expensive. depending on halls and whether you can walk to campus, transport is cheap with the metro available but everything is really within walking distance. being a city, there are part time jobs available and the uni/union also have some paid jobs that can be fitted around lectures etc

      2012, 1st year, Human & Social Geography

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    • The upside

      Keeping everyone informed about everything that is going on in and around the university

      2012, 3rd year, Psychology

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    • Student Union

      Gigs every fortnight and two club nights a week. Cheap alcohol and lots to do

      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Everyday expenses

      Managing your costs is aided by the relatively cheap housing available to students in the local area. The free bus between main...

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      2012, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      Managing your costs is aided by the relatively cheap housing available to students in the local area. The free bus between main Durham and Queen's campus is free for students which is also good. An additional cost incurred is the cost of transport to placements for medical students. This is also variable depending on where you are placed, so some students can end up incurring much larger costs than other students.

      2012, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Everyday expenses

      University supports students well with grants and has a good library saving costs on books

      2012, 4th year, Mechanical Engineering

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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
Student score 84% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k 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

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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