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Study inNewcastle

Renowned for its cracking nightlife, and with a staggering 42,000-strong student population, Newcastle will show you a good time.

Student life in Newcastle


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Low on cash
Cycle along the river to the quiet coastal town of Tynemouth.
Friday feeling
Newcastle came top for nightlife in our 2016 student survey!
Sunday chilling
In summer, Quayside turns into a beach, complete with palm trees.
When Family visit
Historical buffs will love Victoria Tunnel, a preserved wagonway.
Feeling cultural
Step back in time with a classic flick at the retro Tyneside Cinema.
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WATCH: What students think of Newcastle

What students say about Newcastle's...

City Life
A fab place to live. There is so much going on all the time. The buildings are beautiful and there is always somewhere to go to study.
Newcastle University student
Nightlife
Newcastle is without a doubt the best night out I've ever had. There really is something for everyone, from cheesy pop classics at Flares to R&B nights at Tup Tup.
2nd year student at Northumbria University, 2016
Nightlife
Nights out are incredibly cheap, as are taxis - usually about £4 from town. The '3 trebles for £5' deal is amazing. There are lots of alternative nights for people who don't like drinking.
2nd year student at Newcastle University, 2016
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Living in Newcastle


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£64 - £109
Cheap
Housing value for money
Good deal
Where you'll find students
Sandyford
Gosforth
Jesmond
Local transport
£14.80
1 Week Zone 1 Ticket
(Bus)

What students say about living in Newcastle...

Living Here
We signed a 5-bedroom house in Jesmond, which I would recommend for 2nd year as it's largely populated by other students; has a large range of shops, bars and restaurants; and is a 25-min walk from campus/city centre.
2nd year student at Newcastle University, 2016
Living Here
Looking for a private rental was made easier by the Northumbria service NULets, which helps students find flats and houses without having to pay any extra fees. We started looking around October and were ahead of the crowd.
2nd year student at Northumbria University, 2016
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Student money tip
Get a deal on meat, fruit and veg shopping at Grainger Market.

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Where to study in Newcastle

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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