Newcastle Campus

Newcastle University

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Diverse local nightlife Varied union activities Sporty City

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

The union on Twitter

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Newcastle University Students' Union

What students say about this university

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How students describe this university

Source: Which? student survey

We asked more than 16,000 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.

Sporty

HIGH

74%

Creative

AVG

58%

Political

AVG

54%

Varied union activities

HIGH

82%

Diverse local nightlife

HIGH

90%

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score HIGH84%
This is the mean satisfaction rating from final-year students taking this subject here according to the National Student Survey. We’ve analysed the levels of overall satisfaction against other universities offering this subject to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low. <br /><br /><strong>Tip</strong>: this rating offers you a glimpse into what students on the ground think about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching on the course. <a href="/advice/what-do-student-satisfaction-scores-really-tell-you"><em>What do student satisfaction scores tell you?</em></a>
% of graduates in work or further study HIGH94%
This tells you what graduates are up to six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, in particular whether they’re working or in further study. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/><strong>Tip:</strong> see this as a short-term snapshot of life after this university rather than cast-iron guarantee of long-term prospects. The survey is carried out just six months after a student graduates, and the number will differ according to the specific degree you choose. <br><br> <a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>what graduate employments stats really tell you.</em></a>
Average graduate salary MEDIUM£21.6k
This is the average salary graduates were earning six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, medium or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/>Tip: it’s best to take this figure with a pinch of salt when looking at it for all graduates at this university. Firstly, it’s measured only six months after someone leaves uni, and the course you choose will have a big bearing on how much you’ll earn.<br/><br/><a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>More on what graduate employment stats really tell you</em></a>

Overall student satisfaction

90% of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

20,225 students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72% of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9% of students are part-time

Male / Female

49% of students are female

Young / Mature

23% of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22% of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

78% of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you. More on what university league tables really tell you.

Where it's located

We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.

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