City Life

Fun, friendly and effortlessly cool, Newcastle has gained an enviable reputation as one of the UK's favourite student cities. One in six people in Newcastle is a student, helping create the city's vibrant social scene and renowned nightlife. Our beautiful campus is right in the heart of Newcastle, and most of our accommodation sites are in the city centre, making it easy and affordable to get around.

Legendary nightlife

Madame Koo bar

Newcastle has an eclectic mix of bars, pubs and clubs to rival any major European city.


Evolution Festival on the Quayside

All music tastes are catered for, with a variety of mainstream and independent venues.


St James Park

The city has a proud reputation for sport, with the home of Newcastle United football club just minutes away from campus.


Exterior of the Theatre Royal

With world-class attractions, theatre and festivals throughout the year, Newcastle is a city brimming with culture.


Shopping near Grey's Monument

From independent stores to chic boutiques and some of Europe's largest shopping centres – Newcastle is one of the North's top shopping destinations.

The region


Unspoilt beaches, rolling countryside and a rich history characterise the beautiful North East of England.

See our city in motion

A tour of Newcastle in timelapse (credit:

On Course to NCL

On Course to Newcastle Logo

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