Types of Accommodation

The site specific pages provide details about each accommodation site and are aimed at helping you choose the right one for you.

One of the main decisions when choosing accommodation may be whether you prefer catered or self catered.

Catered Accommodation

  • The catered package includes breakfast and evening meals on weekdays during term-time. All food is freshly prepared on site with healthy and indulgent options clearly signposted. Sample menus are available.
  • This makes budgeting easier and means fewer trips to the supermarket and no washing up! You still have small kitchens for the preparation of drinks and light meals.
  • Some rooms provide en suite bathroom facilities and other offer bath and shower facilities on a shared basis, with students of the same gender.
  • Catered accommodation offers a range of facilities such as computer cluster, bar, social space, launderette, snooker room and limited car parking.
  • You can just move in and get on with university life. Lively social events are organized to help new students make friends.
  • A 24-hour security team provides out-of-hours support in case of emergencies.

Please note: catered accommodation can meet most dietary requirements but not all, so if you are specific about the food you like to eat you may prefer our self-catered accommodation. We are unable to offer Kosher, Vegan or Halal diets.

Self-catered Accommodation

  • Accommodation in flats is arranged as a number of study-bedrooms sharing a central kitchen, common room and bath and/or shower facilities. Some rooms offer en suite facilities.  A small number of the self-catered sites offer larger communal areas where groups of students can gather together.
  • Self-catered rooms within Castle Leazes and Henderson Hall, centre on a corridor or staircase with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities for the same gender group or en suite facilities.
  • Cookers, microwaves, refrigerators and freezers, ironing boards, vacuum cleaners, kettles and toasters are all included in the accommodation, as well as kitchen packs which include crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. A small cleaning pack will be supplied on your arrival.
  • Sites offer a partial cleaning service, covering communal areas only. You are responsible for cleaning your own study-bedroom.
  • You can cook your own meals when you want or eat at one of the various EAT@NEWCASTLE outlets on campus.
  • Rooms are normally allocated to students of similar age and academic status; every effort is made to allocate new undergraduate students in the same part of each site. This helps students make a large number of friends very quickly, developing a strong feeling of community.
  • A 24-hour security team provides out-of-hours support in case of emergencies.