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 1086 comments (297 students)
    • Accommodation

      it depends on where you choose to live. Some are clean, some aren't. Some flat mates are clean, a lot aren't. The more you...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      it depends on where you choose to live. Some are clean, some aren't. Some flat mates are clean, a lot aren't. The more you pay, doesnt necessarily mean you will have abetter experience.

      2013, 1st year

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    • The downside

      The societies aren't very good and there aren't very many of them either.

      2013, 2nd year, Biomolecular Science

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    • The upside

      Nightlife Atmosphere Location

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      One particular nightclub that I like is the Empress bar, which has good music and entertainment. However, there are a wide...

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      2016, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      One particular nightclub that I like is the Empress bar, which has good music and entertainment. However, there are a wide range of places for nightlife, for example, an uncountable number of pubs (I think there are about eight or nine Wetherspoons in Newcastle city centre itself!), also lots of nightclubs. The university also hosts a lot of student nights, some which do not even include alcohol at all.

      2016, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      They exceed my expectations. Everything is included in the rent: cooker, fully fitted kitchen, own washing machine and tumble...

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      2016, 1st year, English Literature

      The downside

      They exceed my expectations. Everything is included in the rent: cooker, fully fitted kitchen, own washing machine and tumble dryer, dish washer, en-suite bathroom, all cleaning equipment. The halls are of decent size, there aren't too many people in one flat and there is a choice if you want to have a flat with more or less people. All amenities are close by: Tesco downstairs, access to local businesses such as butchers and markets, there are high street stores for food, clothing, decoration. There is an easy access amount of transport links to the city centre and further afield places with a very frequent and large bus station and the metro. Getting to university couldn't be easier. The place is very secure and the staff are always lovely and friendly and willing to help. However, from personal experience the bigger flats are better as there are more people to get to know, especially at Freshers week and if there are any arguments between flatmates, the atmosphere isn't as uncomfortable. Also, try and avoid the flats near entrances because of students coming in late at night or early in the morning drunk and you won't sleep. Block A is the most popular for parties and second years live at the back.

      2016, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Accommodation

      The majority of halls at Northumbria are really nice. The ones seen as less nice are Claude Gibb and Lovaine, but they are...

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      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      The majority of halls at Northumbria are really nice. The ones seen as less nice are Claude Gibb and Lovaine, but they are getting renovated and they are literally on campus so are a perfect location. I lived in Camden Court which was en suite (nice!) was all over a nice place to be, not as modern as the others but still nice. I lived in Sandyford for 2nd and 3rd year which is really the closest residential place to uni. It was nice but very student based and not much there apart from takeaways and corner shops, not a problem when you're a student though! However Heaton and Jesmond are also fairly popular and Jesmond is a much nicer classier area.

      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Diverse local nightlife

89%

HIGH

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Political

41%

LOW

Sporty

80%

HIGH

Creative

59%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 81% MED
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,075

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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