Northumbria University

Newcastle upon Tyne | North of England

Sporty Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: N77

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
Source:Northumbria Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 773 comments (218 students)
    • The upside

      sports venue and facilities are great

      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

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    • Sport

      Passionate, popular and pristine

      2014, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Student flats are largely very similar. The communal area has a basic kitchen, two sofas and a TV in most places. Rooms...

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      2012, 1st year, Law By Area

      Accommodation

      Student flats are largely very similar. The communal area has a basic kitchen, two sofas and a TV in most places. Rooms themselves have a desk, a bed and usually an ensuite washroom with shower, toilet and sink. Student accommodation is very basic but functional, the main concerns are often cited as being room temperature and noise outside. Windows only open so far for safety reasons and there have been times the heat was quite overwhelming. There isn't really an effective way to make the place warmer or colder.

      2012, 1st year, Law By Area

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    • The upside

      The subject knowledge of lecturers. Personal and professional support from lecturers.

      2012, 2nd year, Training Teachers Nursery

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    • Everyday expenses

      weekly budgeting is necessary

      2013, 3rd year, Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Byker: Certainly wouldn't live in most areas of Byker, there are some very rough areas and it is a bit run down. Heaton: Nice...

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      2013, 1st year, Mental Health Nursing

      Accommodation

      Byker: Certainly wouldn't live in most areas of Byker, there are some very rough areas and it is a bit run down. Heaton: Nice friendly little town, very high student population with an array of takeaways and shows. It has every thing you could want on your door step. Relatively cheap to live here also. Jesmond: Although a lovely looking little town, it's Personally not for me due to the high cost of accommodation.

      2013, 1st year, Mental Health Nursing

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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.

Diverse local nightlife

88%

HIGH

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Political

42%

MED

Creative

61%

MED

Sporty

81%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19.1k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

31,425

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

34%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

46%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

16%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

74%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Library

    Library

  • Coach Lane East Campus

    Coach Lane East Campus

  • Student accommodation kitchen

    Student accommodation kitchen

  • City Campus East

    City Campus East

  • Student Union Hub

    Student Union Hub

  • City Campus West

    City Campus West

  • Halls of Residence

    Halls of Residence

  • Outside the student union

    Outside the student union

  • Free hugs from the Student Union

    Free hugs from the Student Union

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