Review of Newcastle University
Newcastle Uni is one of the most popular northern universities and is currently ranked in the top 350 universities worldwide.
Courses You Can Study
Newcastle university has a large range of courses available on offer. Courses are split into four faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology, the Medical School and the Business School. The vast majority of students study within one of these areas but some cross faculty courses are also available. You could even train to become a Financial Adviser.
Newcastle University Accommodation
The majority of students on Newcastle university campus are living in a self-catered apartment. These apartments vary from small one person flats up to large 4 bed townhouse style accommodation. A select few halls also still exist, however these have been slowly being phased out in favour of the more modern and better equipped apartments.
The majority of students do opt for self-catered flats as these tend to offer more living space and a better community atmosphere, however some halls may be more appropriate depending on the student’s preference and living requirements.
Newcastle university campus is located in the heart of Northumberland county and therefore has excellent transport links via car, bus and train. The campus itself is located only a 5 minute walk from the city centre which makes local night life easily accessible.
Newcastle is also home to two of the biggest night clubs in the UK. These are located within five minutes walk of the uni campus and both offer cheap student nights as well as various other weekly events throughout the year. Although Newcastle may not have a massive student population, the majority do tend to hit up these clubs on a Friday and Saturday evening and they both play host to big name DJ’s on an ongoing basis.
The city itself has more than enough bars & nightclubs scattered across it that there is bound to be one for everyone’s taste, however most students opt for either Tiger tiger or Rosies due to their convenient location close to campus.
Tiger tiger offers 5 floors each with different music genres playing in them throughout the night, whereas Rosies is more of a long bar with music on offer in two rooms.
Course Rep & Societies
Newcastle university has over 250 course representative societies on campus, typically catering for everything from sports to languages and debating to politics. At Newcastle, students are automatically joined up for all societies when they first attend induction. This means that there is always something going on within your subject area or interest group, even outside of term time! As well as this there are various events organised by course reps throughout the year which give you the opportunity to get involved with your degree if you wish. These can range from social evenings to tours across Europe and further afield depending on the society’s agenda. As an example; in 2012/2013 representatives from the French society visited Paris to take part in a French language exchange programme.
Newcastle university has a well developed social life, especially for students living on campus. The social aspects of living in Newcastle is one of the main reasons it is rated a good place to live. As mentioned above there are 250+ societies catering for all kinds of interests meaning that there is always an event or club taking place somewhere within the uni’s grounds. Newcastle itself also offers a wide range of bars and nightclubs meaning that it caters for everyone whether you’re looking to get smashed at the student union bar or dance until 6am next to Chris martin then see what happens! The nightlife here is brilliant with many places hosting events every week throughout term time which allows you meet new people easily if you feel like branching out.
Newcastle itself is a lovely city with more than enough going on to keep you entertained during your spare time. The nightlife here is amazing with many different bars and nightclubs for people of all tastes, however there are also two famous night clubs that are easily accessible from the campus which provide cheap student nights throughout term time. Newcastle offers both the best bike ride routes and long city walks along the river tyne, as well as historic buildings such as the castle keep for those who may prefer a more traditional evening or afternoon out. It’s location next to Hadrian’s wall means that it has some fantastic countryside surroundings which are great for walking/running/cycling etc in whenever you need some air! Students living on campus have very easy access to the main city centre which is only a five minute walk away. Consequently, they have access to all of Newcastle’s bars and nightclubs without having to worry about pricey cabs back at the end of a night out.
Cost of Living
Newcastle is a very affordable place to live and as such is the first choice for many prospective students. The area itself retains a traditional, small town feel with first class shops, restaurants and bars dotted all over the city centre. Everything here tends to be cheaper than in larger places which makes it an attractive option indeed! As well as this there are also lots of grants available to help you get by if money’s tight during your studies so hopefully you won’t have any trouble finding part time work too.
The only downside that comes with Newcastle is that it doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to countryside or national parks etc., however this isn’t really surprising considering the amount of coastline available just up the road at North Shields.
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