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From writing your covering letter and statement, to outlining your academic aspirations. This is your step-by-step guide to joining Newcastle as a NU Futures candidate.

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Life in Newcastle and the region

Discover a city and region bursting with culture, personality and a warm welcome.

Vibrant, thriving and friendly, Newcastle has gained a well-deserved reputation. It's one of the UK’s favourite cities. It's the cosmopolitan capital of the North East of England.

Newcastle is a big city in a small space and it has a sizeable student population. It's easy to get around and is well connected. The Metro rail network runs across the city, from the airport, to the North Sea coast.

Our city boasts world-class sport, music, and shopping right in the city centre. Newcastle's thriving arts and culture scene is packed with:

  • world-class music venues
  • award-winning museums
  • a diverse mix of galleries
  • several stunning theatres

There’s no shortage of things to do. As one of the most affordable cities in the UK, your investment goes further in Newcastle.