As part of our Accommodation Guarantee, Newcastle University has agreements with private providers, such as Abodus Student Living, Downing Students, Liberty Living and Unite Students which allow us to offer you a range of excellent en suite accommodation across the city. Living at one of these sites is a popular choice with Newcastle University students due to the excellent facilities on offer.
If you decide to live in one of these partnership schemes your contract will be with the company who owns the scheme, however, the Accommodation Service will manage your application and allocation for you so there is no need for you to contact the providers directly. You can move in from September 2016 and contracts lengths vary from provider but are generally either 42, 43 or 50 weeks. There is also the option to extend your contract over the summer if you need to stay in the city. Due to the length of the contracts, the rooms are not suitable for part-year students, studying with us for only one semester so we recommend you consider University rooms.
The terms of your contract will differ to those of the University. To secure your accommodation you will be asked for some payment in advance, such as a deposit and first payment of rent which will need to be paid before you receive your first student loan payment. This is usual practice when moving into private accommodation and you will need to provide a suitable guarantor. If you are unable to do this you may be expected to pay the full-year accommodation fees in advance of your arrival.
If allocated to one of our Partnership schemes you will be sent an e-mail from the University providing details of the room you have been offered with information on viewing and accepting the offer using the landlord's online system. You will be given a deadline in which to formally accept the offer so make sure you complete the relevant sections in time.
All Partnership schemes provide a full management service as well as out of hours cover. The Accommodation Service based in Level 2 King’s Gate can also support students with queries and concerns whilst living in Partnership Schemes.
As bedding is not included in partnership accommodation, if you wish to save some space for packing, packs can be purchased on arrival at your accommodation. A mixture of 4ft and double beds are provided, so make sure you bring the correct size for your allocated room.