Newcastle University has invested over £200 million in its estate over the last few years to bring about an exciting transformation of its buildings, infrastructure and public spaces, creating a campus for the twenty-first century.
Not only are great things happening on campus, we’ve branched out further into Newcastle and the rest of the world too. This abstract map by Kerry Hyndman (BA Fine Art 2008) gives a taste of what you can expect.
Set to be built over the next 15 to 20 years, Science Central will transform the western part of Newcastle city centre into a new urban quarter, with businesses, shops and homes alongside scientific teaching and research facilities – particularly in energy, marine and transport. A geothermal borehole on the site recently hit the headlines after discovering hot groundwater nearly 2km beneath the surface.
The site of the former Newcastle General Hospital is now home to the University’s pioneering Institute for Ageing and Health. World-class research on growing old and staying healthy takes place alongside treatment and care for patients, and there is space for businesses who want to engage with research.
Since 2008, we’ve delivered courses in marine engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and food and human nutrition to over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at various sites in Singapore. In 2014, we’ll be moving into two new multimillion-pound buildings, in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
An outdoor space for students at the heart of the University which is home to one of many new pieces of art on campus – ‘Generation’ by Joseph Hillier (BA Fine Art 1997). Demolition of the Museum of Antiquities has revealed the full extent of the Armstrong Building’s stunning architecture for the first time in decades.
Newcastle’s new research vessel was designed in-house by staff and students in the School of Marine Science and Technology. The design, incorporating elements of a catamaran with a deep-vee hull, makes it the ideal vessel for the School’s ground-breaking research.
International students preparing to study in the UK will soon be able to enjoy brand new teaching facilities and accommodation at INTO’s purpose-built home opposite the Haymarket.
Last year’s £8 million refurbishment created a large space for gigs and events, new bars and cafés, a bigger and better Union Shop, and new offices for The Courier and Newcastle Student Radio.
Right in the heart of Newcastle’s centre of business and commercial development, Newcastle University Business School’s new facilities unite its world-class research, teaching and enterprise and innovation activities under one roof, whilst providing its students with spacious lecture theatres, top-class IT clusters, social spaces and a café.
Eighty MB BS students enrolled at NUMed when it opened in November 2011, making Newcastle the first UK university to offer full UK medical degrees abroad. A BSc in Biomedical Sciences and postgraduate courses are planned from 2013, and 900 medical students are forecast to be studying at NUMed by 2017.
A £35 million building which brings student services together under one roof, including the Careers Service, Accommodation, Student Wellbeing, Finance and Planning, and Alumni Relations. Opened in autumn 2009.
Illustrations by Kerry Hyndman (BA Fine Art 2008).
published on: 31st August 2012
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