Looking for a friendly city to study in? Newcastle is welcoming, vibrant and full of character.
Newcastle University is in the centre of the city. It's easy to get to and is also close to the coast and Northumberland countryside. One in six people in Newcastle is a student. So it's no surprise that the city has an international reputation for a vibrant social scene.
Our unique galleries, live music venues, shopping, restaurants and famous sporting venues mean that Newcastle has something for everyone. Newcastle is the UK's third most affordable student city (Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index 2016). This means you will be able to enjoy all we have to offer.
Exciting social life
Newcastle is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Even better, the city centre campus makes it easy for you to explore what's on offer. We have an exciting music scene that should suit even the most diverse tastes. Why not try to catch a show at the landmark Sage Gateshead while you're here?
There is also a huge range of bars, clubs, restaurants and cafés, so you won't struggle to eat well.
A shopper's paradise
The city centre has over 600 shops. This includes the UK's largest city-centre based shopping centre, intu Eldon Square. Newcastle even has its own Fashion Week, making it one of the top shopping destinations in the North.
Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre, intu MetroCentre, is also just a seven-minute train ride away.
Sport is an integral part of life for many people in Newcastle. This means you won't be short of opportunities to watch or take part. Why not watch Newcastle United play at St James' Park, or catch some athletics at Gateshead International Stadium? The city is also home to top basketball and rugby union teams, Newcastle Eagles and Newcastle Falcons.
Or if cricket is more your thing, why not visit the Emirates International Cricket Ground in nearby Chester-le-Street?
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It's very easy to get around the city and the surrounding areas. Frequent bus, metro and train services make exploring the city easy at any time. Newcastle is also very close to:
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Newcastle is close to historic places such as Alnwick Castle, which you may know as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. You can also visit the World Heritage sites of Durham Castle and Cathedral, and Hadrian's Wall.
The coast is just a 25-minute Metro ride away from the city centre. Or you could visit the stunning countryside in nearby Northumberland.