Newgate Court, available to postgraduate students, is a short walk from the University campus and in the heart of the city centre.
Our facilities include:
- on-site laundrette
- fortnightly cleaning of communal kitchen/lounge
Newgate Court is one of our Managed Partnership accommodation sites, owned by Unite Students.
Take a look at our Accommodation Overview (PDF: 75KB) to see how this residence compares to others.
This site offers 90 en-suite rooms (each with a four-foot bed) in flats of four to 10 bedrooms. Each flat has a communal lounge/kitchen where you can relax at the end of a hard day.
There are also 20 studios for couples or single students.
Building work will be ongoing throughout the academic year on a site adjacent to Newgate Court which may cause some disturbance.
Access and safety
This accommodation is spread over six floors. There is a lift and an entry-phone system. The Security Service Team will look after you in your new home 24/7 and our Emergency Control Centre is manned 24/7 to help with any issues.
Newgate Court is situated in the heart of the city centre, less than five minutes’ walk to Newcastle University's Business School and Urban Sciences Building and 10 minutes to the main campus.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Public transport informationPublic transport information
Newgate Court is in the heart of the city centre. St James Metro station is just a short walk away, and there are Metro trains every five minutes during the day.
For bus times and fares refer to Nexus Travel Line at or contact them by telephone on 0871 200 2233.
Calls to this number will cost 10 pence a minute from a landline and considerably more from a mobile.
From Newcastle Central Station you can take the Metro directly to Jesmond station (1 stop).
Taxis are also available from the Central Station.
Newcastle International Airport is about seven miles northwest of Newcastle University.
A taxi from the Airport will take about 15 minutes, costing approximately £15.
You can also travel by Metro (rapid transport system) to St James station (25 minutes) and follow directions as above.
Find out how much it costs to stay with Unite Students.
Newgate Court is one of our Managed Partnership residences, owned by Unite Students. The length and terms of contract differ to that of the University.
The contract is a fixed term period of either 42 weeks (22 September 2018 to 13 July 2019) or 50 weeks (18 September 2018 to 3 September 2019) covering the academic year.
Rents are charged per week, so if your contract differs to the standard dates above (i..e earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges.
All utility bills are included, WiFi is free and they also provide Personal Possessions Insurance via Endsleigh Insurance.
Find out more about how to pay your rent.
|Type of Room||Weekly Rate||Annual Rate (42 weeks)||Annual Rate (50 weeks)|
|70 single with en-suite||
|20 double studios for couples or single occupancy||£163.85||£6,881.70||£8,192.50|
You will be required to pay the first rent instalment before your arrival at University and must also pay a deposit of £250 at the time of acceptance.
The £500 application fee which you have paid to the University will be refunded after your arrival into the accommodation.
Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities
We have two accessible studios fully equipped with a wardrobe with pull down hanging rail, a DDA-compliant desk, a mobile drawer unit and moveable bedside cabinet, as well as a fire alarm strobe warning light system and pull cord alarm. The bedrooms are fitted with a fixed height bedframe. The en suite is equipped with alarm pull cord alarm next to washbasin and shower with a fully accessible level access shower, thermostatic shower with an adjustable head, hinged shower seat, accessible toilet and grab rails located throughout.
Accessible studios have their own integrated kitchens, with worktops in line with DDA compliance, complete with a shallow draft sink and drainer and four ring hob, all with easy reach controls. There is lower level combination microwave oven, with its own pull out transfer tray below and a standalone mobile trolley storage unit.
In addition, there are thirteen standard studios with DDA compliant wet rooms.
For further information on our accessible accommodation, see our Access for All Leaflet (PDF: 85KB).
Find out about getting in touch with your reception.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Reception opening times
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 18.00
Outside of opening times
If you need to collect keys outside of these opening hours or if you need emergency assistance, you can contact the Control Room on 0300 303 1611.