1. King’s Gate
Start at King’s Gate, home to our student support services. You’re welcome to pop into our visitor centre on the ground floor. Pick up information on what the University can offer you or ask any questions that you might have.
2. Students’ Union
Go up the path with King’s Gate on your right. On your left is the Students’ Union, a Grade II listed building. The Union is run by students, for students. There’s societies, sports clubs, event space, a shop, student newspaper, TV and radio stations. The Union also has plenty of places to stop if you fancy a bite to eat.
3. Northern Stage
Opposite the Students’ Union and over the lawn you’ll see Northern Stage, the largest producing theatre company in the North East. It’s a great place to catch a performance, or to relax in the bar and restaurant.
4. Student Forum
Continue up the path. To your left is the Student Forum, a relaxing outdoor social space. Sit down and soak up the campus atmosphere, under the watchful gaze of Newcastle University graduate Joseph Hillier’s sculptures.
5. The Arches
Straight ahead of you is the Arches, one of the most iconic parts of campus. The tower was built in 1911 in honour of King Edward VII. Look closely and you might spot his statue which still looks out over campus.
6. Armstrong Building
Go through the Arches and enter one of the greenest parts of our campus – the Old Quadrangle. In 1947 the Quad was turned into a formal garden dedicated to Newcastle University staff and students who died in the two World Wars. To your left is the Armstrong Building. Inside is the King’s Hall, where graduation ceremonies are held.
7. Devonshire Building
Take a right past the Percy Building then bear right down the stairs and walk straight until you reach Claremont Road. Cross at the pedestrian crossing and continue ahead. You’ll see the blue façade of the award-winning Devonshire Building. Constructed to the highest environmental standards, the Devonshire has a system for recycling rainwater into toilet flushing.
8. Kensington Terrace and Park Terrace
To the left of the Devonshire Building are Kensington and Park Terraces student flats. These are modern en suite rooms for undergraduate students and overlook Exhibition Park.
9. The Philip Robinson Library
Keeping the Devonshire Building to your left, go through the Hadrian Bridge walkway. Look out for the words printed on the walkway panels, which read as a poetic line. The main University Library is straight ahead. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during term time, there’s also a café inside if you’re ready for a break.
10. Great North Museum: Hancock
Turn right down the walkway towards the city, passing the Pollinator Garden. Across the road on your right is the Great North Museum: Hancock. Browse the wonders of the natural world, an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, a scale replica T-Rex skeleton, spectacular archaeological finds from Ancient Greece and mummies from Ancient Egypt. Entry is free.