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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 1107 comments (297 students)
    • The downside

      Staff organisational skills

      2013, 2nd year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Making your own food to bring with you saves a fortune. My golden rule is learn to cook!

      2012, 2nd year, Management Studies

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    • The upside

      Assignment feedback

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • Facilities

      The library has a large amount of computers available for students to use 24hours a day everyday. You can also take your own...

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      2012, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      The library has a large amount of computers available for students to use 24hours a day everyday. You can also take your own laptop and use the uni internet. There are other areas in the students union where you could study as there are computers and comfy chairs with plugs near. The library has a large range of books for each course however it is hard when everyone on your course needs a certain book as there are not enough for everyone. This can be difficult when you have an assignment due in. The university has a very good careers center, you can book appointments to speak to someone about your career possibilities and they can also help with finding part time work by helping with your CV and giving you mock interviews. The uni has brand new sports facilities with everything you would want including a pool.

      2012, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Quality of teaching.

      2013, 1st year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

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    • Careers

      Now that my Accomodation has been updated and transformed, I definitely feel happier paying the amount I am paying for what I...

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      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Careers

      Now that my Accomodation has been updated and transformed, I definitely feel happier paying the amount I am paying for what I receive. Before hand, I definitely did not feel comfortable as it was expensive for a bathroom that did not have hot water and a room that was always cold.

      2016, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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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
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,165

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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