We have invested millions of pounds in our support services, including a dedicated student services building in the heart of campus, King’s Gate, and a Student Advice Centre in the Students’ Union.
Our low drop-out rates and high satisfaction score in the National Student Survey are testament to the excellent support you can expect at Newcastle.
All of the services below are free of charge and available for any student.
King's Gate - student services building
King's Gate is home to our student services. You can find help, advice and support here on a wide range of issues.
Our friendly and knowledgeable Interaction Team provide the first point of contact for face-to-face enquiries.
Our support teams provide support in a range of areas including:
- academic support and information
- student finance
- student wellbeing
- visa support
King's Gate is open every weekday. You can also access 24-hour support through our range of web-based resources.
Your personal tutor will support you throughout your time at Newcastle. They can offer practical guidance on a wide range of academic and non-academic issues.
A student mentor is a fellow student on your degree who has been trained to support incoming students.
They have already experienced all of the things that you are about to, and can help with everything from university accommodation to advice on your degree.
Professional counsellors and therapists
Our counsellors and therapists are available throughout the year. They offer free and confidential support to any students experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.
Student Advice Centre
The Student Advice Centre is based at the Students’ Union. It offers free confidential advice on a wide range of topics including housing, academic, finance, legal, personal, employment and consumer issues.
Nightline, confidential phone line
Nightline is the confidential listening and information service run by student volunteers through the night and early hours of the morning.