Welcome to Newcastle! The cosmopolitan capital of North East England, ranked no 1 in the UK for student experience.
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.
We also have world-class arts, music, shopping and sport right in the city centre. And we're just 25 minutes' from the beach via Metro, Newcastle's version of the Tube.
Newcastle is a big city in a small space, offering all the excitement of a modern metropolis combined with small-town friendliness.
Whether you're a party animal or a culture vulture, a shopaholic or a book worm, a sports nut or a social butterfly, there's something here for everyone.
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
Newcastle remains a destination for the savvy student, seeking a high-quality top 20 university experience in a buzzing city, where the student pound goes appreciably further than in other parts of Britain. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012
“Newcastle is friendly, vibrant and exciting and that's not to mention the amazing night life. Part of being a student is experiencing the whole student lifestyle which Newcastle offers in abundance. The place always has a buzz to it and is constantly busy but not overcrowded. ”
Stuart Information Systems with Management (Industrial Placement) BSc