City Life

The spectacular Newcastle Quayside at night

Welcome to Newcastle! The UK's favourite city (Guardian Travel Awards 2014) and the cosmopolitan capital of North East England.

Fun, friendly and effortlessly cool, we've gained a deserved reputation as one of the UK's favourite student cities. 

Known for our warm Geordie welcome, the city attracts around 50,000 students each year. In fact, one in six people in Newcastle is a student, helping create the city's energetic social scene and legendary nightlife. 

So what are you waiting for? Our affordable, friendly, vibrant student city is waiting to welcome you.

Check out the links to the left to find out more about your new life in Newcastle.

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.


'I love Newcastle! It is like a mini-London!' Catherine, Law

'Newcastle - lives up to the hype!' Rob, Chemical Engineering

'Big enough to be yourself but not so big you feel overwhelmed.' Genna, Modern Languages


View the Students Guide to Newcastle

View our Student Guide to Newcastle: e-book or PDF (10MB)