Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence and is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 131 countries.
There are two main campuses in Newcastle in the north-east of England, City Campus is located in the heart of Newcastle city centre, where current facilities make Northumbria one of the biggest, most progressive and exciting Universities, recently ranked as one of the world’s best young universities in the Times Higher Education 150 under 50 ranking, along with Coach Lane Campus, situated a short bus journey away from the main campus and home to education, nursing, healthcare programmes and social work students.
As well as campuses in Newcastle, Northumbria also has a campus in the heart of the business and financial district of London, providing access at undergraduate and postgraduate level to professional, industry-based courses, firmly establishing the University’s provision in two of the UK’s top student cities, Newcastle and London.
With more than £200 million investment in facilities, students have recognised Univerisity's commitment to transforming the student experience, by ranking it top 20 in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015-16, as well as 3rd in the UK for international student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer summer survey 2015.
Northumbria is ranked 30th in the UK for teaching quality (NSS 2015 and Sunday Times University Guide 2016) and is proud to have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution – for the work of its Student Law Office.
As well as the outstanding work of Student Law Office, Newcastle Business School has joined the top 1% of business schools worldwide by gaining double accreditation from AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – an international hallmark of excellence, along with being named the UK’s Business School of the Year by the Times Higher Education magazine.
Northumbria University prides itself on getting its students ready for the world of work, ensuring that the learning experience helps to build graduates with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to enhance their employability and leadership potential, with more than 560 employers sponsoring our students and almost 50 professional bodies accrediting our courses.
In a recent Destination of Leaver’s Higher Education Survey, 94% of students are in work or further study six months after graduation, with Northumbria ranked 7th in the UK for the number of graduates in professional employment on permanent contracts.
Northumbria is also the number one university in the UK for graduate start-ups based on estimated turnover (The Higher Education Business Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS) 2013/14).
A large part of the student experience is enjoying your time at university and there is no better place to enjoy it than in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne itself. Newcastle is as famous for its cultural life as it is for its social life, and it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historic countryside that the UK has to offer.
There is no doubt that it is a great place to live and to be a student, with its lower cost of living and accommodation compared to other areas in the UK, its good public transport infrastructure as well as its international airport, with Newcastle being voted the UK's best city for students four times in six years (MSN Travel Survey (2009, 20101, 2011) and WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2014) and Northumbria University itself ranked joint 3rd in the UK and is the best rated university in the North East for good social life and centralised/convenient facilities in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015-16.
Newcastle is a fabulous place to live and study and with one in six people in the city being students, you’ll feel right at home.
Northumbria University boasts over 5,000 study bedrooms within walking distance of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. University has a wide range of accommodation available from en suite, top-of-the-range residencies to traditional student housing - so there's something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Rooms for all tastes and budgets, starting from £69.30 per week. More information here.
Accommodation is located with excellent proximity or transport links to both campuses, as well as Newcastle city centre, meaning that cars are unnecessary for the majority of our students.
High speed 100 Mb broadband and utility bills are included for all residences. University meets both new and returning students, undergraduates and postgraduates and dedicate some blocks specifically to these groups so it can ensure a quieter environment for those who need it and superb social opportunities for those looking to meet new friends.
Additionally, residences are not only a home-from-home for UK students, but for students from all corners of the world!
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