Newcastle University

United Kingdom

About the University

Newcastle University is located in the northern dock city of Newcastle, in the north of England.

The university was first founded in 1834 as a School of Medicine, and today is considered a 'red-brick' institution. It is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK.

Newcastle University has been ranked 7th in the UK for overall student experience and 4th in the UK for social life.



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Campus Life

Newcastle University offers a wide range of accommodation options, including both University-owned and managed partnership options. Undergraduates have the choice of 12 accommodation sites, with a variety of halls and shared flats or private studios available. 

UK students are guaranteed University accommodation for their first year, whilst international students are eligible for University accommodation for the duration of their studies. 

There are lots of city centre options, or you can placed in on-campus accommodation, perfect for getting to lectures quickly. 

Newcastle University boasts a wide range of on-campus award-winning facilities, available to staff, students and partners. 

With over one million books and journals, the Philip Robinson Library is the main library on campus, and is open 24 hours a day during term time. The Marjorie Robinson Library, Law Library and Walton Medical and Dental Library also offer specialist facilities to students. 

Alongside a wide range of study spaces, there are over 40 computer clusters available, some with 24-hour access. A wide range of cafes, social spaces and leisure facilities make Newcastle University a great place to learn and have the full student experience.

Student life

Newcastle is known as one of the UK's most welcoming and affordable cities. As well as a vibrant nightlife, the city also has great facilities for lovers of sport and entertainment. There really is something different to do every day of the week.

It's easy to get around in Newcastle, and you can get from the city centre shops to the beach within half an hour. 

With over 200 clubs and societies to get involved in, there's plenty to do on campus too. Join a sports team, write for the University's student newspaper, The Courier, or learn a new language at the Language Resource Centre. 


Rowan Atkinson (comedian and actor), HRH Princess Eugenie of York (member of the British Royal Family), Susie Rodgers (British Paralympic swimmer)

27215 Students
27215 Students

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