The View

The View


Scan the lights of Newcastle’s horizon from ultra-modern flats and still have everything right on your doorstep – the city centre, Chinatown, the nightlife, campus, and more. Your spacious, en suite room will be in a flat shared by five or six students, so it won’t be long before you’re dazzling each other in the kitchen.

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Front view of The View

Single en-suite self-catered bedroom

Shared kitchen/lounge

Shared kitchen/lounge

Shared common room



Our facilities include:

  • WiFi
  • communal TV (licence excluded)
  • on-site laundrette
  • bike storage

The View is one of our Managed Partnership accommodation sites, owned by Downing Students.


The tower offers en-suite rooms in four, five and six bedroom flats, all with communal lounge/kitchen. All rooms include a four-foot bed. 

For socialising outside of your flat, there’s a great common room with a flat-screen TV, games console and pool table.

Building work will be ongoing throughout the academic year 2021/22 on a site adjacent to The View, which may cause disturbance to residents.

Access and safety

Accommodation is spread over 18 floors with lifts, entry-phone system and CCTV. The management team is available 24/7 to ensure high standards of security and maintenance.



The View is an exciting development next to the Business School, Urban Sciences Building and opposite St James' Park Football Stadium.

You are a 12-minute walk from the main campus and even closer to the buzz of the city centre and all its amenities.


The View
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Find out how much it costs to stay with Downing Students.

Your contract

The View is one of our Managed Partnership residences, owned by Downing Students, and the length and terms of contract differ to that of the University.

2021-2022 residents

The contract is a fixed term period of 43 weeks covering the academic year and an additional few weeks. EU and International students will be given a contract for 44 weeks to allow you to attend the International Welcome Programme (subject to change for 2021).

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 roomWeekly rate (2021/22)Annual rate (43 weeks)
312 Single with en-suite £151.24 £6,503.32
17 Single deluxe with en-suite and bath £163.33 £7,023.19

You'll have to pay a £100 holding deposit and the first rent instalment before you arrive at university. If you are unable to make the payment prior to arrival, you may need to consider applying for different accommodation.

If you're an EU or International student, the remaining instalments are due in October and December. If you pay the full year in advance of your arrival, you will receive a 1.5% discount.

If you are allocated a room in The View and accept it whilst holding only a Conditional Firm offer, and are unsuccessful in obtaining a place to study at Newcastle University, your room allocation will be withdrawn and your application cancelled. If you had paid any upfront fees, these will be refunded to you in full, but there may be a small delay in the refund being processed.

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Accessible Rooms

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

Information about accessible rooms is available on request. For further details please visit Accessible Accommodation

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.

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

We have a large variety of room types and the room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown.


Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact details

The View
Barrack Rd 
Newcastle upon Tyne

The View telephone: 0191 261 8995

Reception opening times

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 18.00
Saturday: 8.00 - 17.00

Outside of opening times

If you need to collect keys outside of these opening hours or if you need emergency assistance, you can contact reception on 0191 261 8995.