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Undergraduate Offer Holder Experience Days

Our Offer Holder Experience Days are exclusively for students who have received an offer to study with us at undergraduate level.

What is an Offer Holder Experience Day?

Our Offer Holder Experience Days are your chance to:

  • explore our campus
  • learn about our facilities and student services
  • delve deeper into your chosen subject.

You'll have the opportunity to meet current students and chat to academics from your course. Find out more below about what to expect.

How to get involved

In 2024, we are holding 6 Offer Holder Experience Days between March and May.

The events are invite-only. You'll receive your email invite shortly after receiving your UCAS offer to study here at Newcastle. If you haven't received your invite, get in touch.

Events will take place on the following:

  • Saturday 9 March 2024
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • Saturday 23 March 2024
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Saturday 27 April 2024
  • Saturday 11 May 2024

Different subjects will be taking part on different dates; you only need to attend once. You'll find out which date your subject is taking place when you receive your email invite.

What to expect

From 9.00 to 13.00, you'll learn about our Student Services and get a better feel for campus by taking a tour.

In the afternoon, you will discover more about your chosen subject. You should receive details of this separately, including a full timetable for the day.

Campus tours

Throughout the morning, you can take an express campus tour to give you a feel for our city-centre campus. Tours are led by our current students, so they are a great way to learn more about university life too.

Tours will run from 9.00 and take about 45 minutes. The last tours will depart around 12.15 to allow you time to return to central campus for your subject-related content in the afternoon.

Accommodation viewings

During the morning, we will have three of our accommodation sites available for you to view:

Make your own way to any of the sites, or alternatively join a campus tour that leads you to Park View and Marris House.

Please note that viewing our accommodation is always popular, therefore there may be a short queue when you arrive. We will manage the flow of visitors entering the show flats and will have staff on hand to answer any queries while you wait.

Student Services fair

Start your day with a visit to the Hadrian Building. Here, you'll find representatives from various Student Services waiting to answer your queries.

Services include:

  • Accommodation
  • Careers Service
  • Student Finance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport
  • Global Opportunities
  • NUSU (Students' Union)

We'll also have our PARTNERS team on hand to chat about next steps, the PARTNERS Assessed Summer School and much more.

Welcome to Newcastle and panel Q&A session

Join us for a short overview of each of our Student Service areas. You can then revisit the fair to ask representatives from each area any questions you may have. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions to recent graduates/current students during our Q&A.

The same session is repeated twice throughout the morning in the Bamburgh room (9.30 and 10.30); you only need to attend once.

Student Finance talk

Interested in receiving an overview of Student Finance, incudling what is it and how to apply? Attend our talk at 11:30 in the Bamburgh room to learn more.

Sports Centre and library

In addition to the above, why not drop in to our Sports Centre for a tour of facilities, or our Philip Robinson library for an idea of our library and study spaces? Both are open 9.00-13.00. You'll be met by our friendly ambassadors who'll show you round.

Subject-specific content

In the afternoon, the content is all about your chosen subject. Offer holders will receive an email invite to book onto the afternoon subject activity for the degree programme/s you have applied for.

Once booked, you will receive a subject-specific timetable with details on what to expect.

This can include:

  • talks and seminars
  • facility tours
  • the chance to meet current students studying your subject
  • the opportunity to speak to academics from your course

Planning your day

Arriving in Newcastle

Whether you are a local student or travelling from further afield, you can get to Newcastle by bus, Metro, train, plane or car. View our travel information.

There is extensive parking available across the city. Take a look at our handy parking map.

You can also find out more about city-centre parking on the Newcastle Council website.

Once you arrive, we recommend coming straight to the Hadrian Building (building number 4 on the campus map) to get started with your day. View our Campus map

Subject interviews

Some subject areas may conduct informal interviews or one-to-one chats with an academic member of staff as part of an Offer Holder Experience Day.

Find out more about application decisions, including information about subject interviews.

Where to eat

Fancy some tasty food or a barista-made coffee whilst on campus, why not visit one of our on-campus outlets?

On Saturday 11 May you can visit:

  • Bites at the Medical School (number 60 on the Campus map), 11.00-15.00
  • Sports Centre cafe (number 70 on the Campus map), 9.00-14.00

Travel bursaries

If you live in a certain postcode, then you may be eligible for money towards the cost of your travel. This is open to offer holders only and does not include costs related to guests.

To find out if you’re eligible, you can enter your postcode below:

You must be living in a postcode that is assigned POLAR4 Quintile 1. Find out more about the POLAR4 data.

If you qualify, you can collect a travel bursary form from our helpdesk at the Student Service Fair in Lindisfarne Room, Hadrian Building.

You can claim a maximum of £50 per offer holder on receipt of costs incurred. For example, you must provide us with a copy of your train ticket receipt. We reserve the right to withhold payment without satisfactory proof of purchase.

Invite & contact information

These events are open only to Newcastle University Offer Holders.

If you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University, you will receive your invite via email, to the same address you applied via UCAS.

If you have any queries about the Offer Holder Experience Days after you apply, including if you can't find your invite, contact us via the following link: