Student Life

Students at Freshers Week

Student life at Newcastle is about so much more than just getting a fantastic education.

It is about:

  • Making friends that will last a lifetime
  • Discovering new passions inside the classroom and out
  • Gaining experiences that will build your confidence and boost your CV
  • Meeting people from all over the world, and maybe travelling the world yourself!

We pride ourselves on giving you opportunities to become the best you can be, so that you leave Newcastle with the skills, experiences and networks you need to have a successful future, whatever you have studied or choose to do. 

  • Learn a language
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Take an expedition overseas
  • Become a student rep
  • Start a society or run a sports club
  • Perform in a play or join a band
  • Get academic credit for a part-time job...even work at the University in your spare time 

We also offer fantastic support to help you settle into University life and thrive here at Newcastle.

And we're investing all the time in our campus and facilities, to make sure you have everything you need to excel in your learning. 

Check out our links below for information on what the University and Students' Union do to give you an exceptional student experience.



Want to know what Newcastle University is like? Take a virtual tour of our campus or watch one of our videos on university life here.

Wondering about living costs at Newcastle? You will need to allow around £8,500 a year to cover your living costs. This figure is for guidance only and will depend on your own personal spending patterns and money managing skills. See our guide to living costs.

Are you planning to apply Newcastle University?
On Course to NCL offers everything you need to know as you plan your course to Newcastle University. 

Watch live webchats, read top tips and find out what it's really like to study at Newcastle from our student bloggers. Visit On Course to NCL.

The university puts a huge emphasis on student employability. The award-winning ncl+ initiative encourages all students to develop employability skills through activities such as working as a student ambassador or writing for the university newspaper.

The Guardian University Guide 2014


View our Alternative Prospectus 2015: e-book or PDF (5MB)