Newcastle University London

Pre-arrival

Pre-Arrival Information

Congratulations on achieving a place to study at Newcastle University London - we are looking forward to meeting and welcoming you!

Induction Week - important information

All students are required to attend Induction or ‘Freshers’ Week’, which will provide you with lots of information about your first term at university and prepare you for student life in London. During Induction, we will also officially register you as a student and organise a variety of events and activities designed to help you make friends.  If you are unable to attend Induction Week, you may not be able to join classes the following week.

Please ensure you are available all week (from September 24th – September 28th) to attend all talks, course introductions, tours and presentations.

Pre-arrival correspondence

All students will receive email correspondence from Newcastle University London. In early September, you will receive a welcome email with important dates and times, pre-departure tips and a list of items that you must bring with you to Induction Week in order to officially register as a student.

What to expect during Induction Week

You will attend a range of talks, social activities and tours to help you prepare for your Newcastle University London adventure!
 
In your first week, you will receive:
  • A formal welcome to Newcastle University London and an introduction to the services and support available
  • A tour of the campus including teaching and learning facilities
  • A tour of the surrounding area to help you identify useful stores, restaurants and amenities
  • An introduction to your course lecturers/teachers
  • Welfare and healthcare advice, including information on how to register with a local doctor
  • Instructions on how to officially register for as a full-time student
  • Advice on how to open a UK bank account
  • An invitation to social events especially designed for Newcastle University London students

University English Language Assessment (UELA)

All new students whose native language is not English are required to take a free University English Language Assessment (UELA). The test results may suggest that additional support should be put in place for you to help you with your assignments.

You may be exempt from participating in the UELA testing. A full list of exemptions can be found here.

Students will have several opportunities to sit for the UELA test during the first few weeks of term.

International Students

Visa Requirements

If you're not a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of Switzerland then you may require a visa or immigration permission to study in the UK. Visit our Visa and Immigration page for further information.

The Student Charter

All new students should read the Student Charter prior to the commencement of their studies, you can find the document here.

Our 2018-2019 version will be sent to all prospective students in September.

Hard copies of the Student Charter are available from Student Services on the 4th floor of campus.