Newcastle University London

Student Life at Newcastle University in London

Student Life at Newcastle University London

Newcastle University London is in such a great location, it has something for everyone.

London at night

1. Fresher’s week

You get the opportunity to do so much and meet so many people! Organised events included visits to London Zoo, mini golf, Buckingham Palace and rooftop socials to name just a few.

Every event felt useful as I was able to meet people before lectures began and also get to know London better. I joined the London Student Union too (Student Central), which hosted a number of events, from cocktail nights to quiz nights.

The union has over 40 clubs and societies so it makes it easy to find something you’re interested in.

2. Lectures

Something really special about Newcastle University London is the smaller class sizes which enable you to form great relationships with the lecturers, and your classmates. This is something very unique and I think provides a superior learning environment.

3. Learning a language

Newcastle London has a lot of students that speak more than one language. However, I didn’t with English being my first and only language. I felt that learning a second language would be really useful for my future business career, so the International Business Management course was the perfect fit for me as it offered language options. I chose Spanish. The smaller than average class sizes have really allowed me to progress at a much faster pace than I would have otherwise.

4. Christmas 

Being in London during the festive build-up meant I could watch the Christmas lights being turned on by Rita Ora on Bond Street, an experience I’ll remember for life!

5. Living like a local

The campus on Liverpool Street is in a great location, surrounded by lots of places to visit.

Shoreditch, the local area just around the corner from the University is home to some very trendy bars. The Alchemist, Sushi Samba, and Duck and Waffle are just a five-minute walk and great places to meet with friends and family.

Brick Lane is a 10-minute walk, home to the famous Cereal Killer Café and some incredible artwork. There is always something to do in London and although studies are my main focus, the campus location really does enhance my university experience.

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Get to know London

I would take advantage of everything that London has to offer, websites such as TimeOut are a great way to keep up to date with everything that’s going on in London. Also, to make London that bit more affordable, I would recommend getting a Student Oyster Card, and downloading ‘UniDays’, an app that offers students discounts across the city.

Visit the campus

Come and visit the campus! I knew that Newcastle London was the right choice for me once I had seen the campus and met with the staff and students. The University offers campus tours on request, so I would definitely recommend taking advantage of that.