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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

      Social life for mature students

      2013, 3rd year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Services available

      2013, 3rd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      amazing! I was the first person into the accommodation as it was nearly built, so it was super modern and awesome

      2016, 3rd year, Criminal Law

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    • Finances

      Northumbria University has two, good and cheap bars (Reds and Habita) which have a nice atmosphere but are often quite quiet....

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      2016, 2nd year, Accountancy

      Finances

      Northumbria University has two, good and cheap bars (Reds and Habita) which have a nice atmosphere but are often quite quiet. Good range of clubs for different tastes. Think Tank has a rock and indie night on a Thursday (Rebel) which is really good and different. Also the O2 Academy's Friday nights (Dirty Pop) are good for a fun, cheap night out. Lots of good bars as well, Sam Jacks, Bier Keller etc.

      2016, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Student Union

      Northumbria University has four campuses, three of these are in the heart of cities. The largest two campuses are in the city...

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      2014, 2nd year, English Law

      Student Union

      Northumbria University has four campuses, three of these are in the heart of cities. The largest two campuses are in the city of Newcastle with a world famous nightlife. There are nearly a hundred clubs and societies not including the sports societies. These are from the cultural to real ale, from performing arts to Yoga and Pole fitness.

      2014, 2nd year, English Law

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    • The downside

      Societies

      2013, 1st year, Applied Genetics

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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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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.

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Where it's located

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