How we support our students

University Facilities

All students and staff have access to a wide range of world-class University facilities and other sources of support, including:

Support for students

University campusOur Student Wellbeing Service provides information, advice and support on a wide range of student support issues to help you maximise your potential whilst at University. For example, we offer support for students with disabilities, and information and advice relating to childcare, funding and international scholarships, support for life matters - advice and information on health matters including emotional and psychological health needs, counselling, life skills development, access to mental health support and information on faith and religious provision. There is also help for mature students.

The service is free, confidential and available to all. The service is split in to three teams:

Find out more about University facilities and support on the Support for Postgraduate Students pages.


When you choose a University - you are also choosing your home for the next few years. We have a range of accommodation available for all students - find out more on our postgraduate accommodation pages.

Personal tutor system

Personal tutors are here to assist youWhen you arrive in Newcastle, you will be assigned to a personal tutor. Your tutor is your personal link with the University and is usually someone involved in the teaching of your degree programme. Your tutor can advise and support you in academic and non-academic matters. You can go to them at any time for advice and help, whether about choice of modules, finance or any other University matter. They may help you directly or refer you to another relevant support service oulined above. You meet at the beginning of each semester, and regularly at other times.

Student life

Student life at Newcastle is dynamic and exciting - find out more about the social aspect of studying and living at Newcastle University as a postgraduate. An extensive account of the city and the region is available in the University's City Life! portal.

Student Ambassador

For more information about the student experience, please see the student ambassador's blog.

International Students

Many of our postgraduate students are from overseas and the University as a whole has thousands of students from over 100 countries.

We welcome international students and have a range of information designed to help you:

English language requirements

You will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability before beginning your programme. We recognize the difficulties international students face working in what is in most cases a foreign language. We therefore try to give as much additional help as possible. If necessary, the University can offer language training (a fee is charged for pre-sessional courses) and support during your programme of study in specific areas such as dissertation/thesis writing.

International Students can contact our International Office for more information and advice about studying at Newcastle.

For further enquiries:

Student Services
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 5594
Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 8685
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