Life at Newcastle

Students on campus

Starting university can be an exciting time, especially if you are in a different country. Newcastle is regarded as one of the UK's favourite University cities (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2014). Find out more about Newcastle's excellence in teaching and learning.

We aim to provide help and advice to make the transition to life at Newcastle University as simple as possible.


Newcastle University can guarantee accommodation to all international students for one year subject to certain conditions. Find out about our secure and reasonably priced accommodation. Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.

Students' Union

Newcastle is unique in that the Students' Union Building is owned and run by students.

Newcastle University Students' Union reopened in autumn 2011 following an £8m refurbishment. The inside of the Grade II listed building has been transformed, with some outstanding new facilities in the heart of campus. Take a virtual tour of the Students' Union.

Student Societies

The Students' Union at Newcastle University has over 100 student societies that you can join as a student of the University, which allows you the opportunities to get involved in many different social events!

For a full list of student societies visit the Students Union website.

Find out more

Once you are in Newcastle, we provide our students with:

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of the campus.