Newcastle is the cosmopolitan capital of the North East. Famous for its welcoming character, with the University at the heart of the city, it's a great place to be a postgraduate.
The city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in the UK.
Take a virtual tour of Newcastle
Newcastle is great for shopping with around 600 shops in the city centre.
Local shopping venues include:
The Quayside is a cultural hub bringing together the best of Newcastle and Gateshead. The Sage Gateshead music centre and the BALTIC art gallery share the river with many bars, cafes and restaurants. You can also visit over 200 stalls at the Quayside Sunday Market.
When you’re ready for a break from studying, Newcastle has lots to offer:
St James' Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club, is just a short walk from the University. The city is also home to Newcastle Falcons rugby club and has first-class basketball and ice hockey teams. Newcastle also hosts the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.
“Newcastle is one of the best cities for studying when I compare it to where my friends are studying at other cities in the UK. Everything you need is here. The accommodation is cheap and the cost of living is affordable. The Geordie people are friendly although difficult to understand and there is a good sense of community around the place. ”
Maimon Media Studies PhD