School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

The Newcastle Experience

The Newcastle Experience

Newcastle University is situated right in the heart of this bustling city.

Our campus

On the University’s campus you'll find Northern Stage, the Students' Union, places to eat, meet and get coffee and all of the learning facilities you’ll need.

There are countless opportunities available to you here including:

  • events and societies run by the union
  • the chance to widen your skills in journalism, theatre, creative writing and the arts
  • opportunities to gain work experience through the University’s JobSoc scheme

As any of our current students will tell you, Newcastle’s a fantastic place to live while you’re studying.

The city of Newcastle

The city combines superb culture, world-famous nightlife and a rich heritage. Situated just inland from the beautiful North Sea coast, it is a vibrant, welcoming and compact city, easy to navigate on foot, by bike or public transport.

Our students have many opportunities to gain work experience. There are opportunities on and off campus to get actively involved in the performing arts, journalism, student societies and charitable organisations. 

City culture

Home to institutions like the Theatre Royal and the independent Tyneside Cinema, you’ll also find hidden gems here like Morden Tower, where poets Alan Ginsburg and Basil Bunting once gave readings.

The Quayside development led the city’s post-industrial regeneration in the 1990s. It is now home to The Sage Gateshead, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts and Live Theatre. With all of this going on and so much more, it’s one of the most memorable stretches of riverside in the United Kingdom.

At the east end of the Quayside is the Ouseburn Valley, a corner of Newcastle that has become the city’s centre for independent music and creativity.

To the north and east, just beyond some of Newcastle's beautiful Victorian parks, are Jesmond and Heaton. Brought to life by bars, cafes and restaurants, many of our students choose to live in these areas.