Castle Leazes Student Village

Your Village

If there’s anything Castle Leazes Student Village doesn’t lack, it’s character. This site has a long-standing reputation of being the place for socialising due to its lively student community and many amazing social spaces. 

These social spaces will host a whole range of events, as well as provide areas where you can chat to new friends, do some work in a small group or individually, as well as enjoy a range of things including a gaming area, the Snooker Room, Cinema Room and intimate lounge area.

Your village colour is burgundy, and your ResLife Coordinator is Laura; click here to get to know her and get in touch! 

ResLife Coordinator

Hello, my name is Laura Ruddle and I am the ResLife Coordinator for Castle Leazes Student Village. I lead a fantastic team of ResLife Student Assistants, and together we will deliver a programme of support and lively events to enhance your first year at Newcastle University. If you ever want to get in touch, contact me at or

At Castle Leazes we are lucky enough to have some fantastic social spaces and we will be running all kinds of exciting events in these; we will make the most of the dedicated gaming area and a brand new cinema room! We will also hold weekly drops so you can pop in and see us to chat about everything from settling in to what ResLife events are coming up.

We will also be running some fun larger scale community events throughout the year including a ResFest Welcome Event, a Halloween Ball and Winter Party.

See you all very soon!

ResLife Student Assistants

ResLife Student Assistants (RSAs) will provide mentoring and support, responding to the needs of the students in Castle Leazes Student Village, and provide opportunities for education, personal growth and social interactions.

They are experienced students who have lived in the student accommodation and are able to draw upon their own experiences to help with emotional issues, missing home, academic worries, as well as building personal skills to live independently, guiding you through having challenging discussions with flat mates, or simply to be available in drop-in sessions for when you might need to talk to someone. The RSAs will also be able to signpost you to relevant university Services offering support and guidance; this might include Student Health and Wellbeing, the Students’ Union (NUSU), the Sports Centre, Student Services, the Careers Service, the Library and Writing Development Centre, and relevant external providers and services.

Some RSAs will be living on site, and some will take part in activities whilst being able to share their experiences living in the wider community. All RSAs will be able to give peer support as well as offer ‘top tips’ for you to fully enjoy your time on your course and in your accommodation.

We will be running recruitment days throughout the year, so if you would like to apply to be a ResLife Student Assistant, get in touch at


Welcome weeks 2021

To help you feel at home and make friends from the moment you join us, we have put together an exciting programme of events for your first week in Newcastle. 
See what's on here: Castle Leazes Student Village Events

Weekly events

We have something for everyone from quiz nights to culture club, movie mights to gaming tournaments and more, as well as sessions on topics including independent living and getting to know your neighbours and the wider community.

Find out what's coming up by following our social media pages

ResLife Skills

‘ResLife hacks’ provides ResLife Skills to help you on your first year journey.

How to videos: provided to help you use all the amenities within your home. 

Vlogs & PodCasts with relevant up to date contact about first the first year experience.  

ResLife Connect is there to help with any issues big or small whether it is to signpost you to excellent university services or talk through flat mate issues your ResLife team are there to ensure you have support at hand seven days a week. This service is available via our online Zoom Room for Term 1 20/21. Contact your ResLife team to book an informal session.


So see what is available:


  • Welcome Weeks
  • ResLife ‘Hacks’



Don’t forget to check us out on Canvas as well for everything ResLife!