Barker House

Barker House


A purpose-built development providing en-suite bedrooms in flats of three to five for new and undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Our facilities include:

  • WiFi 
  • plasma TV (excluding licence) 
  • washer/dryer

Take a look at our ‌Accommodation Overview (PDF: 75 KB) to see how this residence compares to others.


Barker House is self-catered accommodation available for new undergraduate and postgraduate students. Each apartment has a contemporary open plan kitchen/living space. There is a flat screen TV, leather sofas, and a washer/dryer.

There is no on-site parking at Barker House for residents. Parking is via Pay and Display car parks nearby.

There is access to an external bike rack.

If you’re staying in Barker House and would like to order essential items such as bedding, stationery, cutlery, etc. to be delivered to your residence ready for your arrival, you can visit our preferred partner UniKitOut (with a 10% discount with the code NU10). 

Access and Safety

We take the safety of our students very seriously and there is an on-site biometrics/entry-phone system/CCTV to ensure your peace of mind.

Residences Manager: Dianne Wilson
Supported by: Michelle Ridley and Alec Hughes



Barker House is in Shieldfield, a short walk from the University campus and city centre.


Barker House
Shield Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Find out how much it costs to stay with us.

Your contract

Barker House is University-Managed accommodation.

The contract for undergraduate students is a fixed-term period of 42 weeks (23 September 2018 to 14 July 2019). For postgraduate students, it is a fixed-term period of 51 weeks (17 September 2018 to 9 September 2019).

Rents are charged per day, so if your contract differs to the standard dates above (i.e. earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges at the relevant daily rate.

Your rent includes a hot water and heating allowance of £6.00 per person per week (£306.00 per year). You will be liable for any charge above this allowance figure.

WiFi includes standard broadband of 20mb/s. Upgrades are available.

The £500.00 postgraduate application fee payment that is required at the time of completing the application will be split; £200.00 will be used as a security deposit and the remaining £300 will be used towards your summer term rent. Undergraduate students will be asked to pay a £200 deposit at the time of accepting the contract; this will be held and refunded at the end of your tenancy if your rooms is returned in acceptable condition.

Find out more about how to pay your rent.

Type of RoomWeekly RateAnnual Rate

64 Undergraduate Single standard with en-suite

£127.96 £5,392.60

73 Postgraduate Single standard with en-suite

£127.96 £6,544.24

Accessible Rooms

Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities

We have one accessible en-suite bedroom with height adjustable furniture suitable for wheelchair users.  The en-suite is equipped with pull cord alarm with grab rails.

The communal kitchen is equipped with lowered worktops, sink and hob with front facing controls, a low-level cupboard unit and fire alarm strobe warning light.

The pull cord is linked to the reception and is monitored by the 24-hour monitoring service.

For further information on our accessible accommodation, see our Access for All Leaflet (PDF: 85KB).


Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation

The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a view of a small sample of our bedrooms and communal areas.

We have a large variety of room types so can't show every variation. The room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown in the virtual tours.


Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact information

This accommodation uses the reception at Windsor Terrace at the following address.

16 Windsor Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne 

Telephone: 0191 208 8859 

Customer Services Manager: Sian Crossey and Elizabeth Moore
Customer Services Assistant Manager: Amy Watson
Customer Services Team Leader: Stephen Olver

Reception opening times

The reception is open Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 18.00.

Outside of opening times

If you have any problems after hours or need emergency assistance, contact our Estates Security Service at +44 (0) 191 208 6817.